Today, Apple have announced that they have sold over two million iPads. With the iPad officially available to a number of other countries on Friday, Steve Jobs made the following comment:
“Customers around the world are experiencing the magic of iPad, and seem to be loving it as much as we do, we appreciate their patience, and are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone.‚ÄĚ
It took over 2 years for the original iPod to reach the two million mark and the iPhone over 4 months.
We have now lost count with the amount of people and analysts who said the iPad would flop when it was announced and it was nothing more than an over-sized iPhone…they should now be eating their words. Steve Jobs specifically stated in his keynote presentation that it was very much a hands on device and you need to hold and use it to fully understand and appreciate it’s beauty and usefulness, and that is why it is such a magical device.
With demand still outstripping supply it would seem once again that Apple have a winner on their hands, but perhaps in a much bigger way than even the iPod and iPhone. Is the iPad about to change the way we look at computers and how they are used?