Official: 300,000 iPads Sold During First Day. I Want One!!

by Klaus on April 5, 2010

in iPad, Tech News

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.


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Christie April 5, 2010 at 20:26

I think Apple should send you one to review! You have a lot of influence with us – I know I only took seconds to decide on a camcorder based on your recommendation! 🙂
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Klaus @ TechPatio April 5, 2010 at 21:29

Yes, I wouldn’t mind getting one for review. But I seriously don’t that’s ever gonna happen – unless I buy it myself 🙂

Brad April 5, 2010 at 23:39

I so want one too! But I can’t afford one at the current time, plus it won’t be in Canada till May.

Maybe ill get one to replace my iPod touch for college in the fall.
.-= Brad´s last blog ..Apple Offically Sells 300,000 iPads During First Week =-.

Klaus @ TechPatio April 7, 2010 at 01:18

At least you know when to expect it – over here, we don’t have a clue when it will arrive 🙂
.-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..Google Street View – More Funny Pictures (Part 2 of 2) =-.

Ryan Wells April 5, 2010 at 23:57

I tested the iPad yesterday. My main thing is that I want to be able to edit PDF like I can on a regular PC or Mac. I am hearing that like the i Phone, it does not support the adobe flash. I left the store empty handed.

Klaus @ TechPatio April 7, 2010 at 01:19

Yep, it doesn’t support flash. No big deal to me, to be honest. But to some people, it is. And if you need PDF edit support, an iPad is definitely not the way to go 🙂 A $250 netbook would probably be a much better choice.
.-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..Google Street View – More Funny Pictures (Part 2 of 2) =-.

link building services April 6, 2010 at 06:35

Yes, the iPad seems to sell like hotcakes.

I found a nice video about that thingy:

Jake April 6, 2010 at 09:16

That number includes pre-ordered ones, wonder how much that number was. I think something like this can become a central device in the future, somewhere between a smartphone and the desktop.

Klaus @ TechPatio April 7, 2010 at 01:20

Hi Jake. Yes, the number include pre-ordered iPads. I read somewhere that around 150,000 units were pre-ordered, but the number wasn’t confirmed by Apple.
.-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..Google Street View – More Funny Pictures (Part 2 of 2) =-.

Tom April 7, 2010 at 12:01

Lots ordered yes, but I’d like to see what the sales figures will be in Europe when it is released. I think this could be a flop for apple.
.-= Tom´s last blog ..Free iTunes Voucher Codes =-.

Klaus @ TechPatio April 7, 2010 at 12:10

I don’t think Europe will be as good as the US since it will be more expensive over here. I’m quite sure I will buy one when I go to the US for the summer, but I might get one in Europe before, if the price is right. It would be great to have on an 8 hour plane ride, times two 🙂

Tom April 7, 2010 at 12:02

Just commenting to say my last comment didn’t show up. Grateful if you could de-spam me please 🙂

Klaus @ TechPatio April 7, 2010 at 12:09

Done 🙂 Your comments might still go into spam though, if you include the URL to your website – it seems akismset doesn’t like it?


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