Over 300,000 Apple iPads sold on Saturday

This Saturday just gone official numbers show that more than 300,000 models of the Apple iPad were sold.

The 300,000+ includes pre-ordered iPads, sales at retail stores as well as all those that shipped to Best Buy. Other numbers from Apple [AAPL] indicate that over 1 Million iPad apps were sold that first day along with an impressive 250,000 eBooks from the iBookstore.

Piper Jaffray senior analyst Gene Munster had originally predicted Apple would sell between 200,000 and 300,000 iPads on the first day, though he upped his estimate to 600,00 to 700,000 over the weekend.

Those are some fairly impressive numbers which are also based on just Wi-Fi models only although it isn’t clear if that includes Wi-Fi+3G models that were pre-ordered.

“It feels great to have the iPad launched into the world–it’s going to be a game changer,” Apple CEO Steve Jobs said in a statement Monday.

Some analysts predict that in 2010 around 7.1 million iPads will be sold around the globe with that number increasing year on year as the product hits more main stream as well as being fuelled by ever improving applications.

300,000 is quite an impressive number which Apple are surely happy with.



  1. i really discourage the idea of buying such a defective device having no USB posts no Camera no replaceable battery and above all no multitasking and being slave of the iTunes store for the Apps……….iPad really suck for all these reasons mentioned above

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