Data Monday: iPad, Two Months Later

by May 31, 2010

The iPad, Apple's latest attempt to reinvent personal computing, has now been available for eight weeks. Here's some recent data about how it's doing.

  • iPad sales have topped two million in less than 60 days since its launch on April 3. (source)
  • Apple is selling more than 200,000 iPads per week. (source)
  • Sales of the iPad have outpaced those of the Mac in the United States and are closing in on those of the iPhone 3GS. (source)
  • Retail checks in mid-May show widespread iPad stockouts at Apple (AAPL) stores and Best Buy (BBY). The 3G iPad is sold out at many Apple stores, and about 25 percent of them now have only Wi-Fi iPads available. (source)
  • Nearly one in three buyers who had been considering a netbook waited for, and then bought, an Apple iPad tablet instead, according to a survey of more than a thousand US consumers spread across gender, age, income and location demographics. (source)
  • Positive press and word of mouth from very satisfied owners has convinced one-in-five U.S. consumers to buy an Apple iPad based on a survey of 3,400 consumers. (source)
  • After selling more than one million units in the U.S. since going on sale April 3, the iPad launched May 28th in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. (source)
  • Apple has been been producing the iPad at a rate of 1 million to 1.5 million units a month - higher than most estimates - and that production could crank up to 2.5 million units a month or more in the September quarter. (source)
  • According to a survey that polled 153 current iPad owners, more than nine out of 10 are pleased with the purchase. Nearly three-fourths (74%) said they are "very satisfied" with their iPad, while another 17% said they were "somewhat satisfied." (source)
  • Developers have created over 5,000 exciting new apps for iPad. (source)
  • Apple's "iWork" apps for the iPad are already on track to potentially generate more than $40 million in annual sales. (source)
  • Over 24,000 copies of the Wired magazine iPad application were sold in just the first 24 hours. (source)