Apple Sells Three Million iPads, Stock Price Closes Above $600 Threshold

Apple Breaches $600

Following the announcement of a dividend and share repurchase program, Apple's stock price has closed at just over $600.

Adding further fuel to the already raging flame, Apple has announced that sales of the new iPad -- released four days ago -- have exceeded three million units.

By comparison, as Mr. Federico Viticci of MacStories has highlighted on Twitter, it took the original iPad eighty days to reach three million units in 2010 and the iPad 2 twenty eight days to reach one million in 2011.

2012 certainly does appear to be shaping up quite nicely for Apple.