Again, John Gruber from Daring Fireball get’s it: The Apple-HTC Patent Thing. Well worth reading for both insight into the problem of software patents in general, and the strategic implications of suing your competitors. Last time Apple did this on it’s own initiative was AFAIK suing Microsoft over Windows…. they’d better concentrated on innovation.
After poking them with a stick – or rather an often cited piece of speculative jornalism – Foxonn let out the capacity and early number of iPads in production in Digitimes. 600,000-700,000 iPads in March and one million units in April… looks like my up-to-now estimate of 5 million units was rather conservative compared to Apple’s expectations.