Apple today announced that iPad sales have topped two million in less than 60 days since its launch on April 3. “Customers around the world are experiencing the magic of iPad, and seem to be loving it as much as we do,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We appreciate their patience, and are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone.”
That has to be over $1 billion in 2 months. Not to bad for something many people called just a big iPod touch. I have found that I use my iPad for times when it is just too inconvenient to lug my laptop. Like eating lunch at a cafe. I can have my laptop out and up, connected to their WiFi and be checking emails, news, or playing a quick game, all in the time it would have taken me to get my laptop out and start it up.
And my iPad can do this over multiple days without needing any charging. I use my iPhone for times when I can not access WiFi, although those are getting fewer in number
I’m finding that there are lots of times during the day when I simply do not need the heavy lifting that a laptop or desktop provides. Now if they could just add a couple of new things – printing is one, and it sounds like it may come shortly; and wireless transfer of files. Having to go through iTunes can be a pain. And it would be nice to be able to transfer files from one iPad to another.
Finally, it would be nice to have a wireless phone company in the US allow tethering of an iPhone to an iPad. That would be very nice.