Just days after we were reporting “mission accomplished” over on our sister site Padvance, it would appear our sentiment was more prophetic than we initially realized, with Apple yesterday announcing worldwide iPad sales have already surpassed two million.
While the majority will have come from within the US – where the device has been on sale for almost 2 months – its launch on the other side of the Atlantic last week saw queues reminiscent of those formed in the States building up and down the UK as consumers eagerly sought to pick up the flashiest toy in town.
“Customers around the world are experiencing the magic of iPad, and seem to be loving it as much as we do. We appreciate [customers'] patience, and are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone,” Jobs said in the announcement.
Impressively, it took Apple 28 days to sell its first million, with the second million rolling in at around the same pace. Though the second month saw it launch in a further nine territories in general, it still suggests sales are holding up back in the US, also.
Surely it helps that those two million owners also have around 5,000 iPad-specific apps to tap up on the App Store.