April 05, 2010 by Steve Crowe
Apple says it sold more than 300,000 iPads on the first day, including pre-ordered iPads sent to customers, retail sales, and deliveries to partners.
iPad owners downloaded more than 1 million iPad apps and 250,000 e-books on Saturday, the first day the iPad was available.
Apple is currently only selling Wi-Fi models of the iPad. The 3G version will be available in late April.
Kudos to those who braved the long lines this weekend. Clearly, you weren’t alone.
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster estimated that by midnight Sunday, Apple will have sold 600,000 to 700,000 iPads, adding that there were 730 customers waiting to get inside the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York on launch day.
It took Apple 74 days to sell one million iPhones, and three days each to sell one million units of the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS, says Brainstorm Tech.
“It feels great to have the iPad launched into the world,” says Apple CEO Steve Jobs. “It’s going to be a game changer.”
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