iPads flying off shelves

Apple is moving iPads as fast it
can make them.

It took the company 28 days to sell
its first million iPads, despite stock outs in nearly every Apple Store in the

Three days after it began selling
the device in nine countries outside the U.S. — Apple announced that it had
sold its second million iPads in the space of 31 days.

That’s 2 million iPads in 59 days,
or nearly 24 iPads per minute. And once again, the device’s sales seem to be
constrained only by its supply. There were long lines in stores from Sydney to
Vancouver when the iPad went on sale Friday, and many outlets ran out before
the weekend was over.

“Customers around the world
are experiencing the magic of iPad, and seem to love it as much as we do,”
said Steve Jobs in a prepared
. “We appreciate their patience, and are working hard
to build enough iPads for everyone.”

Apple has announced that the iPad
will be available in nine more countries in July and additional countries later
this year.

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