Over 1,500 iPads sold every hourApple has sold three million iPads in just 80 days, according to a press release circulated on behalf of the company today.
Breaking through the one million barrier 28 days after the April 3 launch and crossing the two million threshold by May 31, the iPad's popularity shows no signs of waning as a further million units were served in the last three weeks.
"People are loving iPad as it becomes a part of their daily lives," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "We're working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more people around the world, including those in nine more countries next month."
The introduction of a 3G model in late April and availability in a further nine countries since May 28 has helped drive sales, we imagine. Apple's got even more reason to smile, claiming that developers have created over 11,000 apps for the tablet.
Analysts now expect the iPad to ship as many as 10 million units in 2010, exceeding even the most optimistic of predictions. Couple this with the febrile atmosphere surrounding the iPhone 4 and it's easy to see why Cupertino is a happy place right now.