One million iPads sold

Apple today announced that it has reached one million iPads sold in the 28 days since the launch of Wi-Fi models in early April. iPad users have also downloaded over 12 million apps and over 1.5 million eBooks during that time.

One million iPads in 28 days — that’s less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Demand continues to exceed supply and we’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers.”

Apple offered no indication in its press release of sales of Wi-Fi + 3G iPad models, which went on sale in the U.S. last Friday.

Apple previously announced that it had sold 300,000 iPads on the first day of sales of Wi-Fi-only models. Less than a week after that launch, Jobs noted at the company’s iPhone OS 4 media event that it had passed 450,000 in iPad sales.

After the U.S. launch on May 3, it soon became obvious that demand outstripped supply. Apple decided, therefore, to postpone the launch with one month in some countries outside the United States. The popular mobile device will available end this month in Canada, Japan, Australia, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland.

The Wi-Fi version of the iPad hit the the U.S. on April 3, while models offering Wi-Fi + 3G are supposed to be available the end of April. But customers were able to pre-order the tablet starting March 12.

Both the Wi-Fi and 3G versions were initially cleared to launch in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, and the U.K. at the end of this month.

The iPad’s Wi-Fi-only version costs $499 for 16GB of memory, $599 for 32GB, and $699 for 64GB. The Wi-Fi + 3G edition will cost $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB, and $829 for 64GB.

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