The iPad 2 launched less than a month ago, and like the first, it's already seeing great success. It's not uncommon to go to your local Best Buy store and see people holding the device and rotating it as they launch various apps and browse the internet while checking out the various features of the tablet.
We've decided it would be fun to check out the iPad 2, but we're going to do it a bit differently today. Let's look at the iPad 2, by the numbers:
15 million + – Number of iPads Apple claims to have sold since launch (as of March 2, 2011).
18 SKUS – That's Right. There are 16 models of the iPad 2. Sounds crazy, right? It breaks down like this:
Wifi-only: 3 models x 2 colors = 6
3G: 3 models Verizon + 3 Models for AT&T x 2 colors each = 12
Grand total of 18 different iPad 2 models you can pick up.
25 – Number of Countries the iPad 2 is currently Available In. This will change in the coming weeks and months as it launches in other areas.
iPad Prices Around the World
iPad 2 Global Demand (eBay Data):
16GB Wifi-Only – Most popular model of iPad 2 sold on eBay
30% – 16GB wifi-only models make up 30 percent of iPad 2s sold on eBay
$699 – Average price people were paying for 16GB wifi-only on eBay
64GB 3G – Second most popular model of iPad 2 sold on eBay
23% – 64GB 3G models make up 23 percent of iPad 2s sold on eBay
$1235 – Average price people were paying for 64GB 3G model on eBay
12k – iPad 2s sold on eBay's US site in first two weeks
350K+ – The number of Apps Apple says are available on the App Store (as of March 2, 2011).
65K+ – The number of Apps available natively to the iPad and iPad 2 (as of March 2, 2011).
Setting the Trends
The original iPad helped launch the tablet race. Since then, many other tablets have been released, but the iPad still remains the most popular. Perhaps it's all the hype that surrounded it, or the fact that it was the first tablet to be aimed at the mass market.
Right now the question is whether Apple will continue to make the iPad a tablet that stays ahead of its game, or will they let the big dog mentality get the best of them and get lazy with the updates? Either way, Apple's tablet is doing well. We're just wondering where the next worthy contender is.