Far from slowing down, sales of Apple’s iPad are increasing, with three million units sold since the tablet’s launch 80 days ago. That’s the same amount of time it took Phileas Fogg to travel around the world. The first million was reached in 28 days, the second million was sold in “less than 60 days”. That means that the third million has been shifted ten days ahead of “schedule”.
The cynical might argue that this is more of a drop in speed, and that by opening up the iPad to the worldwide market a couple weeks back Apple should have sold a lot more. The cynic would probably be right, but the problem for Apple is that people don’t want them: it’s that it can’t make enough of the things to satisfy demand.
This comes just days behind the announcement that Apple managed to pre-sell an astonishing 600,000 iPhone 4s in a day, again amidst problems of supply shortage, and also computer system meltdowns. One thing is for sure: regular, non-geek people like Apple’s mobile machines, and they’re voting with their pocketbooks.
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Fuente: Gadget Lab