It’s official. Apple announced that they sold 300,000 iPads on opening day. The number includes pre-order pickups, deliveres to channel partners and walk-in sales at Apple Stores. With a starting price at $499 and 300,000 units sold, we’re looking at 150 million dollars spent on iPads…
The 300,000 new iPad owners went ahead and downloaded over 1 million apps from the App Store and more than 250,000 ebooks.
TUAW reports that for comparison, iPhone 3G and 3GS sold one million units in three days and the first iPhone sold one million units in 74 days.
Two months ago, I said that I wasn’t going to get an iPad just yet. Heck, I don’t care, the child in me says “GIVE ME!!!” – but I guess that’s partly because I can’t have one, since it’s not available over here yet. On the other side, if it was available, I would be writing this blog post from my iPad right now, while sitting in a comfortable chair, about to launch SimCity and continue building my city… Instead, I’m left here on my boring MacBook Pro, reading a story on 7 things that surprised Scott Kelby about the iPad.