iPad Sales Surpass Expectations

Apple has today announced that in the past 80 days since the products launch, the software giant has sold 3 million iPads.

The iPad was originally released on 3rd April in the USA and sold a massive 500,000 devices in the first week. This unexpected demand delayed the UK release of the product by one month.

Sales of the groundbreaking gadget however, have increased by a further 1 million since it has been on sale in the UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and Switzerland 20 days ago.

Steve Jobs, Apple's chief executive spoke out about the iPad's initial success, stating, "People are loving iPad as it becomes a part of their daily lives."

Currently developers have created over 11,000 applications for the device. Many of these apps take advantage of the iPads multi-touch user interface, high-quality graphics and large screen.

The iPad will also run any of the 225,000 applications already available in the Apple App Store, including those orignially purchased for the iPhone and iPod touch.

Following this resounding success for the first stage of the iPad's release, Apple has announced plans to roll out the new gadget to nine more countries in July.

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