March 14, 2011
Apple has released its first public statement on iPad 2 sales during its first weekend. An Apple spokesman said sales were “amazing,” according to the site, The Loop. Meanwhile, an analyst believes up to 1,000,000 units of the second-generation iDevice might have already been sold. The full text from Apple’s Trudy Muller is:
“Demand for the next generation iPad 2 has been amazing. We are working hard to get iPad 2 into the hands of every customer who wants one as quickly as possible.”Naturally, the statement did not mention how many iPad 2’s were actually sold since Friday, March 11. Earlier today, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster put the number of units sold between 400,000 and 500,000. According to Baird's William Power, as quoted by Fortune, Apple has actually sold "roughly 1 million" iPad 2's this past weekend. Whatever the final number, the iPad 2 appears to be another winner for Apple.