Apple Inc said it has sold 3 million iPads since the touch-screen tablet computer hit store shelves less than three months ago, and the pace of sales suggests that demand for the device is steaming ahead.
Apple did not provide a month-by-month breakdown of sales. However, Apple previously said that it sold 1 million iPads in the first month after the U.S. launch on April 3, and had sold 2 million iPads by May 31.
It hit the 3 million mark on June 21, it said in a release on Tuesday.
Shares of Apple rose $4.22 to $274.39 in midday trade on the Nasdaq.