Cupertino, Calif. - Apple's iPad got off the ground faster than Apple's first iPhone, and supplies are still short, Apple said.
The company sold its millionth iPad through to U.S. consumers last Friday after 28 days on the market, whereas it took 74 days for the company to sell a million iPhones when the phone was launched in 2007 as an unsubsidized phone. AT&T later subsidized the phone.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs admitted that "demand continues to exceed supply," and he said the company is "working hard" to remedy the situation.
Friday's iPad figures also include sales of the Wi-Fi + 3G version, which went on sale late Friday, a spokesman told TWICE. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster estimated 300,000 iPad 3Gs were sold to consumers over the weekend, including preorders and online sales. Models were available in Apple stores and Best Buy stores.
Apple has said it sold more than 300,000 iPads in the
of its availability. At that time, the company said sales include deliveries of pre-ordered iPads to consumers, sales through Apple's stores, and deliveries to non-retail and retail channel partners such as Best Buy.