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    Apple Inc. says that iPad sales have topped 2 million since its launch nearly two months ago.    

    The Cupertino company began selling the iPad in Asia and Europe on Friday. The iPad launched in the United States April 3.    

    A company representative was not immediately available Monday to say what portion of the sales were abroad.    

    The company had previously said it sold 1 million iPads in the United States just 28 days after its launch. As a result of the strong demand at home, Apple had pushed back the start date of its international sales.    

    The iPad can be used to send e-mails, draw pictures and play games. It can also be used as an electronic reader. The basic model costs $499 in the United States, not including extras.