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Apple sells one million iPads since launch

iPad users have downloaded 12 million apps and 1.5 million eBooks.

Apple has sold over one million iPads over the internet and through retail stories since the eagerly awaited table computer was launched on April 3, the company announced on Monday. About 500,000 units of the iPad were shipped in the first week itself.

Compared to this, it took three months for a million iPhones to move off the shelves since launch.

The company on Friday released the 3G version of iPad which can connect to the Internet through cell phone networks as well as Wi-Fi.

Chief executive Steve Job said: "One million iPads in 28 days -- that's less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone." He added that demand for the product continues to exceed supply and the company is working hard to get it into the hands of even more customers.

Apple has delayed the launch of iPads in Europe to the end of May apparently because its production facilities cannot cope with the high demand.