One Million iPads Sold!

That’s how many Apple ordered built.

Now the first day’s allotment — all one million! — have been sold out.

That will be at least a half billion dollars of revenue flowing into Apple.

That’s not even including Apple’s cut from the iPad app sales.

And it’s just begun.

Before the end of this year, there will be more iPads sold than Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, Barnes & Noble Nook, and all other eInk devices combined.

Print publishing better wake up.

Borders is dead. Barnes & Noble … well, it has software for the iPad. Sony Reader? No next generation for that! Amazon? Do they care?

And if you don’t believe this post, who else told you iWork was coming for the past two years?

Dig it.

The touch revolution has begun. Get to work.

20 responses to “One Million iPads Sold!

  1. I think aapl may make it to 300 by September due to the implications of these results.

  2. That depends on what happens with the rest of the economy. I’m not expecting any good news on that front this week.

  3. Wow! No wonder Apple called it the iPad. It’s padding the old bank account.

  4. But of the 1 million they ordered they could only get screens from one supplier for 300,000. So the number they can deliver is probably 300,000 until they get more screens from the alternative supplier.

  5. This is fantastic news!
    I haven’t even pre-ordered my 3G iPad yet.

    With more iPads being sold, it is inevitable that those sitting on the fence will end up buying one. Christmas will be a great time for giving iPads as a gift for one’s kids – one iPad for each child.

    I’m glad I bought Apple stock!

  6. The rest of the economy has nothing to do with Apple, you failed to realise that Apple is selling to most countries in the world and not just the US.

  7. Someone said $400

  8. >>>The rest of the economy has nothing to do with Apple, you failed to realise that Apple is selling to most countries in the world and not just the US.

    I will never take financial advice from you.

  9. “Before the end of this year, there will be more iPads sold than Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, Barnes & Noble Nook, and all other eInk devices combined.”

    is a meaningless comparison. The iPad is a computer. The others are single-use eReading devices.

    And the only really useful iPads (64GB and/or 3G ones) are 2-4 times more expensive than the single-use eReaders and most of those iPads require additional monthly data plans.

  10. It’s not meaningless at all. That population of iPads will be a far larger book market than all those devices combined. And your idea of “useful” is probably different from someone who doesn’t have power user interests and can get along fine with just the basic $499 16GB WiFi model.

  11. 16GB would only give you like 3-4 HD movies. That doesn’t sound terribly useful to anyone, IMHO.

  12. You’re playing the HD movie card when the point was books. I haven’t even considered HD movies because that’s outside of my own interests and immediate use for the iPad.

  13. Mike, where is your data that says that most of those iPad buyers are buying a $500-$800 iPad mostly *just* to read books on it? I think most people are buying them to use apps, watch stuff, listen to stuff, surf, do e-mail *and* maybe read.

    I’m not saying the iBookstore (iBS) won’t eventually eclipse those others, but initially, with a lot of the iBS offerings being from Gutenberg or Smashwords crap or whatever they aren’t going to touch “all the other eReaders combined” for a few years. IMO.

  14. All you doubters, will you remember your doubts a year from now when there’s — if you’re lucky — only one eInk device still on sale?

  15. Chris Kubica

    Doubters? Of what? iPad’s success? I don’t think anyone doubts that.

    That the iPad will kill off all dedicated eReaders? No way! eReaders are just getting started. Gray on gray might get killed (though I doubt even that because it’ll will get way cheaper) but there is color eInk coming as well as completely different color eInk-like tech all of which are way easier to read for long periods and sip power.

    Like this one:
    http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/18/asus-dr-570-color-e-book-reader-gets-detailed/

  16. Give it up! Single-purpose devices are d-e-d. At some point, even single-purpose iPods will go away.

  17. Chris Kubica

    I agree that single purpose devices are not long-lived. But you said that Kindle, Nook etc would be gone within a year. Too soon a prediction IMO.

  18. I still think they will be. Amazon might be dumb enough to stick it out, but by Xmas 2010 — yes, this year, less than 6 months from now — none of these eInk devices will be around to buy as gifts. There is no way in hell B&N will sink more money into a Nook v2 nor will Sony approve a new generation of the Reader. All the minor devices are sourced from China and can die in the blink of an eye.

  19. Chris Kubica

    Those are just the Big 3. I was talking about Asus and all the other upstarts, too.

  20. Who says Asus will gain any traction with an eInk device? Maybe their Android tablet will go somewhere, but Archos has the edge in that market with its ability to do what basic Android cannot: play AVI DiVX/XViD video.