Over 55 million iPads sold in less than 2 years

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The iPad went on sale in April of 2010 and it’s taken only 1 year and 8 months of Apple to sell 55 million iPads. Apple just released the first quarter results for 2012 revealing that 15.43 million iPads were sold in the fourth quarter of 2011. That brings the total number of iPads sold to 55,282,000 making it one of the most successful electronic product ever sold.

Q3 2010Q4 2010Q1 2011Q2 2011Q3 2011Q4 2011Q1 2012
3,270,0004,188,0007,331,0004,694,0009,246,00011,123,00015,430,000
Below are the total number of iPads after each quarter.
3,270,0007,458,00014,789,00019,483,00028,729,00039,852,000Total 55,282,000

The iPad now accounts for 33% of Apple’s revenue. The iPad and iPad related products and services accounted for 9.153 billion of the 46.333billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2012.

Some other interesting things revealed in today’s conference call is there are already 1.5 million iPads being used in education, there are now 170,000 iPad applications and over 85 million people are using iCloud.

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