∞ Apple sells a million iPads in 28 days

Apple announced Monday that it has sold its one millionth iPad. The sale occurred on Friday, April 30th, the day that Apple’s 3G-equipped iPads went on sale in the United States.

In a statement announcing the number, Apple CEO Steve Jobs noted that the one millionth iPad was sold in less than half the time it took Apple to sell a million iPhones (74 days). “Demand continues to exceed supply and we’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers,” said Jobs.

While international customers are still awaiting their iPads, the device went on sale initially in the United States on April 3rd. The first units to be delivered to customers who pre-ordered the device were capable of communicating with Wi-Fi networks only. The units released on Friday can communicate wirelessly using either Wi-Fi or AT&T’s 3G data network.

Apple also noted that more than 12 million iPad apps have been downloaded from the App Store, and more than 1.5 million e-books have been downloaded from Apple’s new iBookstore.