Whether it’s the world of iPads or the world of check-in services like Foursquare, there is seemingly an endless pool of news. Today, we have the news about Apple catching up to iPad demand by beginning to ship iPads within 24 hours and the news that Foursquare has hit 3 million users.
On the Apple Store, Apple has reduced the amount of time on all six iPad models to ship within 24 hours. This is the first time since the device’s April launch that it has been so available, with every shipping time up until now being three to five business days up to a week.
What does this mean? Very little, except for that Apple has finally ramped up production to meet demand, that is likely still very high and will only increase in the coming months with the holiday season fast approaching.
To most, it’s still astonishing that the iPad has sold as well as it has, with 1 million within the first month and 3 million within three months. While those milestones appear to be coming along at a bit of a slower pace, a refresh of the iPad will likely sell another couple million easily.
Okay, I’ll admit, I’ve probably used my entire ‘check-in’ pun quota for the entire year, but the news about Foursquare, Gowalla and the new Facebook Places keep rolling in and I simply can’t help myself. According to Mashable, Foursquare.com is now showing a total registered user total of 3 million, meaning at least 3 million people have signed up for Foursquare in some fashion.
Foursquare had just barely hit 2.6 million in Early August, but had a surge of sign-ups immediately after the launch of Facebook Places, something no one expected. Will Foursquare continue to grow at its increasingly rapid pace? We’ll just have to wait and see I suppose.