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Apple Announces Sales of 300,000 WiFi iPads On Launch Day

by on April 5th, 2010

Over the weekend, analysts such as Piper’s Gene Munster estimated that Apple has sold over 600,000 iPads. While the iPad is a success, that prediction was off by more than half.

This morning, Apple announced their first day sales of 300,000 WiFi iPads! The 300,000 units are coming from Best Buy, Apple Direct, and Apple Specialists and count units shipped, not sold.

Apple also stated that iPad users downloaded over 250,000 ebooks and over one million apps!

CUPERTINO, California—April 5, 2010—Apple today announced that it sold over 300,000 iPads in the US as of midnight Saturday, April 3. These sales included deliveries of pre-ordered iPads to customers, deliveries to channel partners and sales at Apple Retail Stores. Apple also announced that iPad users downloaded over one million apps from Apple’s App Store and over 250,000 ebooks from its iBookstore during the first day.

“It feels great to have the iPad launched into the world—it’s going to be a game changer,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iPad users, on average, downloaded more than three apps and close to one book within hours of unpacking their new iPad.”

[Apple]

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