Sure, everybody and their kid brother are busy launching tablet-style computers at Computex in Taiwan this week. But you know who already has a tablet on the market? Apple, that’s who. And apparently the thing is still selling like hotcakes, 2 months after launch. Today Apple announced that iPad sales have topped 2 million in less than 60 days.
The company sold about a million iPads in the first month after the tablet launched on April 3rd. So it looks like Apple is selling about a million iPads a month, which ain’t bad.
Of course, the iPad just started shipping internationally this week, so we’re still sort of looking at opening weekend box office-style figures. There’s no telling whether these sales figures are anywhere near sustainable. It could be that nearly every US customer who wanted an iPad rushed out and bought one in the first month, and we’re starting to see the same hting happen in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK.
Maybe next month Apple won’t sell any iPads at all. But I wouldn’t bet on it. Something tells me that as Asus, MSI, and other ocmpanies get ready to bring their own tablets to market, Apple is going to continue to be the elephant in the room.