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300,000 iPads sold in first day

300,000 iPads sold in first day
300,000 iPads sold in first day
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300,000 iPads sold in first day
300,000 iPads sold in first day

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.”

While early reviews of the iPad have been very positive, reports of poor Wi-Fi reception have emerged as users spend their first few days with the device.

The first news of a jailbreaking hack is also in with MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team announcing a crack for the iPad less than two days after the release.

1 comment
Hyung Kim
wait until it supports the Korean :(