Apple iPad Tablet Computer Sales Reach 2 Million Units

By Reuters  |  Posted 2010-05-31 Email Print this article Print

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Apple iPad sales have reached 2 million units in less than 2 months, the company has announced as it took it's tablet computer to nine international markets over Memorial Day weekend.

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said it sold 2 million iPads since launching the touch-screen tablet in the United States nearly two months ago and taking it to nine international markets this past weekend.

The company did not give a geographic breakdown of sales in its statement, but had previously said it sold 1 million iPads in the first month after the U.S. launch on April 3 -- passing that milestone faster than the iPhone.

Fans mobbed Apple's overseas stores on Friday when the iPad went on sale in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Apple delayed the international launch by a month as it had difficulty meeting demand for the device, which has received high marks for videos and games, reading electronic books and magazines, and general Web browsing.

Apple said the iPad will be shipped to nine more countries in July, and to more markets later in the year.

RBC Capital Markets has estimated iPad's total shipments to reach 8.13 million units worldwide by the end of the year -- which would translate into at least $4 billion of revenue.

(Reporting by Tiffany Wu; Editing by Derek Caney) 



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