iPad’s First Weekend: 500,000-plus Sold

PCWorld: iPad’s First Weekend – 500,000-plus Sold

If there were any doubts that Apple’s iPad tablet computer would make a big market splash, they evaporated after the first weekend of sales. Some analysts estimate Apple sold as many as 700,000 – despite official estimates of only 300,000.

“Easter weekend proved huge for Apple as sales of the iPad reportedly blasted past half a million units sold. Though the weekend’s total numbers have yet to be confirmed, industry analysts are claiming the iPad sold between 600,000 and 700,000 tablets. Apple itself said that it sold more than 300,000 iPads on the first day.

‘It feels great to have the iPad launched into the world — it’s going to be a game-changer,’ said Apple CEO Steve Jobs in a press release. App and eBook sales were also stellar: ‘iPad users, on average, downloaded more than three apps and close to one book within hours of unpacking their new iPad.'”

Small Business Computing Staff
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