Over 100 million iPads have been sold worldwide as of two weeks ago.
In just a three generation span, that’s an astonishing number, especially for a product that was initially brushed off as merely a bigger iPod Touch. In June alone, Apple sold more iPads than manufacturers sold personal computers, giving you an idea of where the market is headed.
And one would assume that this number will skyrocket over the holiday period once the (still unannounced) iPad Mini hits.
Apple explained, simply, that the iPad is so popular because “people love their iPads!” The company explained that it’s not just a hit among the consumer market, but it’s making inroads in the education sector, with iBooks textbooks now being available for 80 percent of the U.S. high school curriculum. “There are now 2500 classrooms in the U.S. with iBooks textbooks,” Tim Cook said.
In addition to huge popularity in education, Apple said 94 percent of Fortune 500 companies are testing or deploying the iPad, highlighting how the device has been universally embraced.