Apple takes the helm as the biggest domestic phone maker & sells 1 million iPads
On another note, the Apple iPad is chugging along steadily as it was able to achieve its very first major milestone by selling over 1 million iPads in 28 days since its launch. At the same time and looking past the hardware sales, there just isn't any shortage of customers downloading stuff for it – over 12 millions apps and 1.5 million ebooks being downloaded. Steve Jobs was quoted saying, “One million iPads in 28 days—that's less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone. Demand continues to exceed supply and we're working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers.” With no visible competitors to challenge Apple in this new segment, it looks like they'll also be holding onto the top spot firmly for quite some time.
source: Electronista & PR Newswire
1. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
Let the fanboys in straight-leg jeans and hollister shirts celebrate as they read this from their macbooks. Your precious Apple Society is number one phonemaker. Congratulations Apple...you innovated and excelled. Even those who think the iPhone isn't that great can give credit where credit is due. Alright, that bein said...fanboys on your mark..set...1...2....3...GO!
31. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)
And we need to stereotype on Phone Arena because....?
2. whocares (Posts: 235; Member since: 19 Dec 2009)
Im ready to see some android ragers in here. Always classic.
3. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Wow, sold faster than any ANDROID model phone, too.....
10. jhoots (Posts: 74; Member since: 13 Jan 2010)
so, apple is the number 1 phone maker because they are selling alot of ipads?? i dont get it.. the ipad isnt a phone! this is a stupid article.. might as well say Microsoft has the biggest phone OS because windows in on just about every computer.. doesnt make sense.. ohh and the ipad is a glorified ipod touch.. people are so stupid for wasting money to be trendy
18. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
They weren't factor the iPad sells into the number 1 spot...PA just felt the need to let us know about the iPad sells in addition to the iPhone sells. That's what I took from it.
25. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1012; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
I agree. i dont care too much for apple products anyway and phonearena shouldnt have posted this.....it should have said products insteaad of phones. theres no way tht apple will sell tht many phones because of the competitors catching up to them like HTC, nokia, and blackberry
30. alockey (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 May 2010)
The article says that they won with the 8.75 million Iphones they sold.Motorola only sold 8.5 million units The Ipad had nothing to do with the winning. Men and Women lie, Numbers Don't!
4. sprintguy09 (Posts: 79; Member since: 17 Apr 2010)
so its 1 million idiots who bought a oversized ipod touch WOW
32. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)
And we are idiots because we enjoy using our iPads? Just think, the people who bought the iPad are people who have money. Money comes from intelligence and jobs. I'm guessing you don't have a good enough job to buy an iPad, so instead, you call us idiots because you can't afford one.
35. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
Typical fanboi attitude..."I'm better than you because I have one!" Good job at sucking your own p*nis DonkeyPunched, not as good as the koolaid though I guess.
5. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
Wow if i won the lottery i would buy some rights to apple, and put my own bite mark on the left side of the apple logo
6. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Might taste pretty good at first, until you a worm....
8. Legacystar (Posts: 131; Member since: 31 Dec 2009)
I bet half those ipads were destroyed cause thats all i've seen anyone do with that thing hahahah
9. jhoots (Posts: 74; Member since: 13 Jan 2010)
what does the ipad have anything to do with phones??
11. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Well why.. the iPad could be a pretty good skateboard - if you would attack some wheels to it - and don't mind it being square.. Seriously though - While there is quite a bit criticism on the iphone - there is still a huge amount of stuff the iphone can do while other phones cant - but thats not the case with the iPad... it CANT do a lot of stuff even a simple cheap netbook can. So are those 1 million ppl all idiots? or just computer illiterate? or maybe both? Sure as hell though - even apple cannot possibly have a million of absolutely dedicated fans..
12. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I ahve a laptop with unlimited free WiFi - Wi would I want an iPAD?? Can I play Mafia Wars with it and use scripts to automate my gaming??? NO.....what a waste of resources. A MACbook is better....
13. wade1968 (Posts: 224; Member since: 12 Apr 2010)
biggest domestic phone maker? Of what country cause it is not the united states because apple devices are made in china.That brings up another point I'm sick of company's saying made in the U.S.A when no parts were made here.
14. ilia1986 (unregistered)
I believe that this is because the parts are actually assembled in the US..
24. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
Yea...you do appear to be VERY sick of companies sayin made in the USA when it is not. Calm down son...it will be alright.
28. wade1968 (Posts: 224; Member since: 12 Apr 2010)
if you look at the back of the apple devices they say assembled in china
16. ohwhyfanboywhy (Posts: 37; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)
I honestly do not know why but whenever I see someone brandishing an iPad out in public it really does make them look like a complete tool. And I swear if I see another deutchbag at my local starbucks with BOTH an iPad AND an iPhone I am going to throw a vicious sissy fit. Its almost as bad as watching some guy enjoy the sun in his aviators in the middle of a office building. Why? Its like carrying around 2 NOT computers so you can surf the web and not download songs so you can not manage your either device on the go. I wonder how that feels syncing 2 devices that you'll only end up using one of the majority of the day. It's not like you can't do anything on the iPhone that you can do on the iPad, right?
23. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
I can deal with havin both an iPad and an iPod...i just can't deal with both of the devices playing Taylor Swift simultaneously.
19. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
Gotta give credit where credit is due..... At least they are an American company. But I still hate their products...
20. ilia1986 (unregistered)
You know, I'm probably getting the Milestone in a couple of months - and I'm starting to understand where you're coming from.. Customization IS something that is absolutely critical with something as personal as a cell phone.. Its a shame however that even among all the free android sync programs I installed - none compare to itunes - and the ony one that does - acually syncs WITH itunes..
21. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
And, now the government is possibly looking into APPLE's practice with not allowing FLASH on the iphone/ipad as well how it restricts third party creativity....stay tuned. Same itune, same ichannel.
22. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
26. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
YES!!! Probe the SOB's! And tell us all the dirty little secrets via Freedom of Information Act!
27. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
APPLE is smart - I mean they are able to get people to buy both an IPHONE and an IPAD - Jobs is a genious and al lot of AMERICANs are sheep...
29. Jboguth (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 May 2010)
First to all idiots who haven't read the whole article, APPLE SOLD MORE iPhones than any other US company. That does NOT include iPads. If you read that you would know this.. Second - I have both an iPhone 3GS running 4.0 and Droid and while the droid is definately the best phone verizon has to offer, it does not even compare to my iphone. There are a lot of things I like about the droid, but the touch screen is horrible and the phone is less responsive. I just don't like it. I would agree it would be dumb to have an ipad and iphone both tho. An ipad would be great if I didnt have an iphone. A quick simple way to download music and browse the net at home, but a waste since I can do all that on my iphone.
33. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)
Honestly, have you people actually used the iPad? All I see is the negativity towards it. Netbooks aren't capable of handling high processing things on such a small screen. iPads were put together for the screen size and touch capabilities. I can actually navigate in some situations faster than a laptop can. Navigating with touch is faster than with a mouse, honestly. It's an easier and simplier way to explore than a regular computer and definitely better than a netbook. It may not have all the same features a computer does, but it definitely covers what we use mostly, the Internet. Its more like a casual computer rather than bringing around a heavy laptop and having to fold it up in your lap. Its a big screen that can play video (without lag unlike a netbook), browse the internet fast with multitouch (no matter how much you hate Apple for patenting it), and free programs that are more interesting and fun. I haven't played as many games as I have on a computer than what is offered from the App Store. Now I'm sure the next comments will be about it not having flash, but besides that fact, it has just about everything else with touch. I was hoping for a competitor to come up, like the HP Slate, but that stopped. I just haven't seen anything else compete with the iPad because everything else is stopping or failing. Why criticize when there isn't anything else like it?
34. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
What do you do on the iPad that you cant do on your iPhone or any other smartphone?