Apple sold 300,000 iPads, topping iPhone debut

  • An Apple iPad advertisement is displayed at an Apple Store in Palo Alto, Calif. The new device makes its debut today at Apple and Best Buy stores, and industry observers believe that Apple will sell millions of the tablets by the end of the year.
An Apple iPad advertisement is displayed at an Apple Store in… (Paul Sakuma, Associated…)
April 06, 2010

After months of marketing hype that had fans grabbing their wallets this weekend, Apple announced Monday that it sold more than 300,000 of its new tablet computers on Saturday - a one-day total that topped the 2007 debut sales tallies for the original iPhone. Analysts predicted shoppers would snap up more than 4 million units by the end of the year. The Cupertino, Calif.,-based company also said that, as of 12:01 a.m. Sunday, consumers users had downloaded more than 1 million applications - the small programs users can add to their devices - and nearly 250,000 ebooks from the company's iBookstore online marketplace.

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