Last night, analysis firm Piper Jaffray finished a survey and found that except for a handful of units still available, the iPad 2 has sold out and is largely unavailable. The team believes that over 400,000 units of the new iPad have sold, beating the first-generation iPad by at least 100,000 in its debut.
This also means that the iPad 2 sold nearly half a million units in only one day. Surveys of new buyers shows that about 70% of adopters for the device are new to the tablet and, unlike with the previous release, about half of all iPad 2 consumers are PC users, so the tablet has bridged the gap from its Mac-centric past.
The Piper Jaffrays survey also found that most iPad 2 buyers are iPhone owners, a large portion of them own a Kindle, and many will be purchasing apps and games.
The survey and sellout of the iPad 2 this weekend show that despite contenders for the tablet market, the iPad is still on top.
Meanwhile, with the release of the new Apple gadget comes news that someone has, of course, cracked it. The infamous Comex, whose made a name for himself jailbreaking Apple gadgets, had an iPad 2 broken in just minutes – from 2,500 miles away.
After gaining access to the gadget’s core, he installed Cydia (another operating system) and promises to release the procedure for jail breaking the iPad 2 soon.