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Apple Announces Two Million iPads Sold


Apple today announced that it has sold over two million iPads sold in less than 60 days since the device's initial launch in the U.S. on April 3rd.

Apple today announced that iPad sales have topped two million in less than 60 days since its launch on April 3. Apple began shipping iPad in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK this past weekend. iPad will be available in nine more countries in July and additional countries later this year.

"Customers around the world are experiencing the magic of iPad, and seem to be loving it as much as we do," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "We appreciate their patience, and are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone."

Apple has continued to deal with shortages of the iPad as it seeks to keep up with demand in the United States while also increasing distribution to additional countries.

For comparison purposes, it took over two years for Apple to sell its first two million iPods, while the original iPhone took on the order of four months to reach the two million milestone.