The hype surrounding the launch of the iPad has translated into some serious sales figures with Apple reporting that it sold over 300,000 iPads in the US as of midnight Saturday, April 3. The company also says that over one million apps and over 250,000 ebooks were downloaded on the first day.
The sales number includes deliveries of pre-ordered iPads to customers, channel partners and sales at Apple Retail Stores.
“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.”