Apple sells 2 million iPads in less than 60 days – possibly helped by last day’s international launch

May 31, 2010, By Thomas Antony

Ever since the iPad came out, Apple has been raking in the money and posting one milestone after the other. According to the latest sales figures the iPad has already surpassed the two million unit mark barely 60 days after its release on April 3rd.

In its first month in the market, the iPad sold more than one million units and this new achievement just goes on to show that the momentum hasn’t stopped.

The Apple iPad launched amid great hype and fanfare in the US on April 3rd. Subsequently it as released in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK this past weekend. It is expected to be available in nine more countries by July and additional countries later this year.

There has been speculation that Apple has been having a hard time keeping up with the demand for the iPad. This seems to have been confirmed by a statement from Steve Jobs which says “We appreciate [customers’] patience, and are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone.”. The The AppStore already stocks 5,000 applications built specifically for the iPad. There are also more than 200,000 apps in the AppStore that are compatible with the iPad.

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