Apple sells 1 million iPads nearly three times as fast as the iPhone

Well, there must be something to this whole "tablet computing" thing. Something magical, you could say. Or, perhaps, revolutionary?

Those are the buzzwords being thrown around by Apple once again as the iPad hit an impressive milestone last Friday. The company revealed this week that its millionth iPad was sold, and that the race to one million took the device a scant 28 days — that handily beats the original iPhone's 74 days by over half. Friday also welcomed the 3G model into the iPad family.

"One million iPads in 28 days--that's less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone," Steve Jobs said in an Apple press release to commemorate the event. "Demand continues to exceed supply and we're working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers," he added — we really hope he doesn't go around calling it a "magical product" when he's not on the clock, though.

Along with purchasing one million iPads, folks have also managed to find time to download 12 million apps and 1.5 million ebooks.

Via Apple