Brij Singh's Blog

May 3, 2010

Apple ships one million iPads

Filed under: Tech — Brij @ 1:16 pm

Let’s face it, there are very few companies on this planet who can write this in their press release:

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution with the Apple II, then reinvented the personal computer with the Macintosh. Apple continues to lead the industry with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system, and iLife, iWork and professional applications. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store, has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.

Raw facts:

In 28 short days Apple shipped nearly 1 million iPads
Over 5000 dedicated apps for iPad (including few from our Fliplog project)
12 million apps downloaded on iPad
1.5 million ebooks from iBookstore

I have been using iPad for nearly 2 weeks now. As a first device of it’s category, and also a first version, it’s just amazing. I feel real impact of iPad will be felt when we will have at least dozen or so knock-offs.

iPad resets user expectation, users are now enjoying what they thought impossible on a computing device. That reset alone will create lot of problems for Apple competitors. Multi-Touch has a big TM and support of many lawyers.

As a user, and also as a father of two kids, iPad is lot of fun. We developed few children story book apps for iPad and more are in the pipeline.

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