Apple iPad Sells A Million Units

May 3, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

APPLE FEVER: Apple CEO Steve Jobs speaks during an Apple iPad special event April 8 in Cupertino, Calif. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images )
APPLE FEVER: Apple CEO Steve Jobs speaks during an Apple iPad special event April 8 in Cupertino, Calif. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images )
Apple’s new iPad computer sold more than a million units in 28 days, making it a faster seller than the iPhone when it reached market in 2007.

“Demand continues to exceed supply and we’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers,” said CEO Steve Jobs in company statement.

According to Apple, the iPad not only sold a million units faster than the iPhone, but in less than half the time. The iPhone did not sell over a million devices until 74 days after its introduction.

The iPad is now available with WiFi and 3G capabilities, making it more appealing to Internet users who are on the go. The introduction of the new features helped drive sales in recent weeks.

The iPad has caught the attention of Internet users around the world, along with those who want a handheld device that serves as a portable computer. The industry-changing multitouch screen technology creates a realistic digital keyboard for surfing the Web, writing e-mail, or playing games.

The iPad weighs 1.5 pounds and has a long-lasting battery that can function for up to 10 hours. Apple says that more than 12 million copies of iPad applications have been sold since its introduction.