That’s obviously not what Apple put in it’s press release – it’s just to give some perspective: Since going on sale on the 16th of March, Apple has sold more than 3 million new iPad’s. Remember, the iPad 2 went on sale too, for a reduced price, and it was not counted into those numbers.
Some might say “Yeah, but it launched in 10 countries.”, which is true, but the iPad 2 launched in way more a week after the US launch, and Apple had sold around 1 million of them in that timeframe. So this is a huge deal, and it’ll go on sale in a boatload of countries this coming weekend.
I’m predicting 60+ million new iPad’s being sold before the next one is announced, and that’s conservative.