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As the title of the story says, Apple has sold one million iPads. The news comes 28 days after its 3 April release with the launch of the 3G edition apparently boosting figures by approximately 300,000 units during its seven days on sale. An international launch is expected for both WiFi only and 3G WiFi editions sometime in May.
“One million iPads in 28 days—that’s less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone,” proclaimed Apple uber-CEO Steve Jobs. “Demand continues to exceed supply," he added in a quote which had to be curtailed since he continues to ignore my request and include the word 'magical' in every sentence.
In less self indulgent rhetoric, the company also confirmed the iPad now has over 5,000 dedicated apps to take advantage of its enlarged 10in display, though it failed to mention if several of the key core apps it pulled from the iPad prior to release (Stocks, Calculator, Clock, Weather and Voice Memos) would be making a enhanced return any time soon.
Despite the US only availability for now, we'll be getting our iPad review sample this week. So stay tuned...