The Latest Good E-Reader news has Apple announcing that it had sold over one million iPad‘s, which is phenomenal, considering they have only been selling it since April 3 2010. In retrospect, if you chart the iPhone growth, it took Apple three months to sell that many.
Many of the Sales for the iPad’s thus far, have been domestic USA sales, and have mainly entailed the WI-FI only version, with a small fraction of sales in the one million claimed by Apple to have 3G. On Friday Apple started to sell its 3G version of the device, and consumers had cleaned out many of the company’s stores by Sunday.
Ever since the iPad was first announced it has been met with a flurry of attention from media, loyalist apple vanguards and the interested public. Since the iPad has debuted over twelve million applications and 1.5 million electronic books have been purchased from Apples newly created iBooks.
The total number of books available on the iBooks is around 60,000 titles.
One of the big factors on the success of the iBook store is the backing of Penguin Publishing which is currently unavailable via the Amazon store. When we look at the total number of EBooks sold at Apples bookstore it seems to be grossly inflate. This is perhaps due to the presence of a great many free e-books or partial samples, that are available as free downloads.
The Apple iPad strong growth shows no sign of abating, once Apple starts to ship the iPad internationally we will see dramatic sales spikes. Initially the iPad was due for international sales in late April, but due to an overwhelming demand domestically it has been scaled back until the end of May.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.