15 million iPads sold in nine months


Apple has sold a massive 15 million iPads in just nine months, according to the company's chief executive (CEO).

At a launch event in San Francisco, Steve Jobs revealed the massive sales figure as a preamble to the launch of the second version, the iPad 2 - follow our live blog here.

He also claimed this was over 90 per cent of tablet market share and had generated $9.5 billion in revenue for the company.

The money is in the apps though and Jobs' figures didn't disappoint.

Along with the vast amount of hardware sold, he claimed there were now 65,000 iPad apps available to download.

Overall, Jobs said there were 200 million iTunes accounts now active and devlopers had been paid a massive $2 billion for their efforts.

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