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Apple Sells 3 Million iPads in 80 Days

Apple has just issued a press release announcing that they’ve sold 3 million iPad units in 80 days and more than 11000 native iPad apps are out in the App Store.

Two weeks ago we reported that 10.000 iPad apps were available in the App Store, and 78% of them were paid applications. As for iPad sales, Apple announced 1 million units sold after 28 days, and 2 million units after 60 days. Sales are growing, and the only word I can think of right now is “impressive”. It’ll be interesting to see what’s going to happen with the iPhone 4 and iPad both out by this holiday season.

Check out the press release after the break.

CUPERTINO, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Apple® today announced that it sold its three millionth iPad™ yesterday, just 80 days after its introduction in the US. iPad is a revolutionary and magical product that allows users to connect with their apps, content and the Internet in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before.

“People are loving iPad as it becomes a part of their daily lives,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more people around the world, including those in nine more countries next month.”

Developers have created over 11,000 exciting new apps for iPad that take advantage of its Multi-Touch™ user interface, large screen and high-quality graphics. iPad will run almost all of the more than 225,000 apps on the App Store, including apps already purchased for your iPhone® or iPod touch®.

Users can browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, all using iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch user interface. iPad is 0.5 inches thin and weighs just 1.5 pounds—thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook—and delivers up to 10 hours of battery life.*

*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution with the Apple II, then reinvented the personal computer with the Macintosh. Apple continues to lead the industry with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system, and iLife, iWork and professional applications. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store, has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.

© 2010 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, iPad, Multi-Touch, iPhone and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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