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With 225 million sold, where next for the iPad?


It's hard to overstate just how successful the iPad has been. With all the recent press about slowing iPad sales, it's interesting to consider just how many iPad's have been sold since 2010, the majority of which are still in use. With 225 million sold since 2010, the iPad is easily the best selling personal computer of all time.

The Commodore 64 sold 17 million units throughout its entire lifetime, the iPad hits that sales figure every 13 weeks or so! In short, it's highly likely that every version of the iPad has outsold the C64. That's pretty amazing, however you slice it.

Of course, computing is far more ubiquitous now than in the 80's when the C64 had its time in the sunshine. Nonetheless, the iPad like the iPhone before it, is a phenomenal success, by any measure.

With the iPhone below and the MacBook above, is there space for the iPad to expand its reach? We think there is. Check back later for further thoughts on the future of the iPad, our guess on what Apple has in store for 2014 and beyond.

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