Apple says they have sold two million iPads in less than 60 days. The non-3G models of the iPad were launched in the U.S. on April 3 with either 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB hard drives. On April 30, Apple released the 3G-enabled models which are priced about $130 more than the non-3G versions.
The Wi-Fi enabled iPads are priced at $499 (16GB), $599 (32GB) and $699 (64GB). The Wi-Fi + 3G models are priced at $629 (16GB), $729 (32GB) and $829 (64GB).
“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.”
iPad is scheduled to ship to nine more countries later this year, after launching the product in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK last weekend.
I guess it’s official that the iPad tablet is the next gen of computing devices. With all these awesome accessories, getting the iPad is really only half the fun. The device is so innovative it hurts. It’s just a sign that Apple aims to create elegant products, of which the iPad is an excellent example. Elegance is a difficult concept to define, and it’s almost impossible to produce unless you understand it on a deep, intuitive level. Jobs gets it. Very few other people in the technology industry get it.