It took the iPad—which some considered to be the most successful product launch ever—just under a month to reach one million sales.
Its next-gen successor, the iPad 2, nearly crossed it in a single weekend.
Analysts estimate Apple’s latest tablet pushed almost one million units during its debut weekend, and keep in mind that this was only a single-country launch. Apple’s shares remain stagnant on the news, but that’s probably because the whole market is slumping over myriad overseas controversies and instabilities.
Lineups for Apple retail outlets began days in advance, snaking through blocks and hundreds of people eagerly awaited Apple’s new device. Stock struggled to keep up with demand, or the million mark may just have been broken.
The iPad 2 launches in Canada and 25 other countries on March 25th.
Reposted from Techvibes Media
Knowlton Thomas is the Associate Editor of Techvibes Media. He is also the Web Editor of The Other Press, a weekly newspaper, and a regular columnist for them as well.
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