Apple (AAPL) today announced that it sold its one millionth iPad on Friday, just 28 days after its introduction on April 3.
“One million iPads in 28 days–that’s less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Demand continues to exceed supply and we’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers.”
Apple also announced some usage statistics as of April 30 ; 1.5 million iBooks and more than 12 million apps downloaded. Meanwhile, the number of iPad-specific apps continues to rise, with Apple’s latest figure topping 5,000.
One million sales seem to validate the new 3G model of the iPad as a device in an unproven and entirely new category.