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Steve Jobs, Apple, Sells 1 Million iPads in 28 Days
May 3, 2010
Thomas Mennecke
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If the world of computing is finally moving away from that dastardly 19th century relic called the keyboard, perhaps Apple is the company leading the charge. It's no secret that Steve Jobs absolutely refused to include a keyboard on the iPhone, a move that is a blessing or bane, depending on who you ask. We think it's a blessing, the arrival of which required a fundamental rethinking of how we do our computing.

That fundamental rethinking came in the form of an operating system that requires very little typing, yet functions almost like a mobile computer. Sure, there's email addresses to punch in and Slyck articles to publish, so we're not totally removed from the keyboard just yet. But this is addressed by removing the physical intrusion that the keyboard represents, and replacing it with a virtual keyboard that can appear and disappear at the user's will.

This computing philosophy for the iPhone was scaled up for the iPad. And the concept makes sense; if you ask an iPhone user what could be done to make it better, a typical answer is "make it bigger!” And the results have been very successful for Apple. From Steve Jobs:

"One million iPads in 28 days — that's less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Demand continues to exceed supply and we're working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers."

It's not surprising that the iPad has sold so well, but many are still holding back for the 2nd generation product. Features such as dual cameras, multitasking, and USB support are eagerly anticipated for the next generation iPad.

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