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Apple announces that they've sold 300,000 iPads on launch day

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Apple announces that they've sold 300,000 iPads on launch day
With some extremely optimistic figures being thrown around among analysts regarding Apple's launch of the iPad, a clearer picture has emerged from Apple that provides some insights to the weekend's festivities. The actual number of iPads sold on launch day came in at around 300,000 – which was in line with the initial estimated figures being penciled in by analysts. The healthy figure consisted the pre-orders that were made, sales at Apple stores nationwide, and sales that came from their launch partner found in Best Buy. Not ending just at the physical amount of units pushed out, there were approximately over 250,000 iBooks bought and over 1,000,000 apps downloaded by iPad users – these numbers just add to the staggering successful launch for Apple's product. The big man himself, Steve jobs said about the launch, “It feels great to have the iPad launched into the world—it’s going to be a game changer. iPad users, on average, downloaded more than three apps and close to one book within hours of unpacking their new iPad.” Still looking forward to the 3G enabled iPad models to become available soon and an expected new iPhone on the horizon, Apple's fortunes look to remain intact down the road.

via TiPb

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. gambino37 (Posts: 146; Member since: 16 Oct 2009)


What happened to 600 to 700 thousand!? LMAO What a joke! Apple sucks donkey balls.

posted on 05 Apr 2010, 11:43

2. whocares (Posts: 235; Member since: 19 Dec 2009)


3g model hasnt even been released yet newb

posted on 05 Apr 2010, 11:46

3. gambino37 (Posts: 146; Member since: 16 Oct 2009)


3G or no 3G Apple still sucks donkey balls. And now, so do you. Check the article the 6 to 7 hundred thousand mark was quoted for Saturday only. http://www.phonearena.com/htmls/Munster-estimates-Apple-sold-700000-iPads-on-Saturday-article-a_105 99.html I was pointing out how every Apple fanboy loves to exaggerate figures just because it is a new apple device. n00b!

posted on 05 Apr 2010, 11:56

4. whocares (Posts: 235; Member since: 19 Dec 2009)


really cuzhttp://phonearena.com/htmls/gambino-the-newb-posting-noexistent-link.html tells me otherwise regardless 300k is not bad by any means. and who said i was a fanboy? for all you know i hate appe

posted on 05 Apr 2010, 12:00

5. gambino37 (Posts: 146; Member since: 16 Oct 2009)


ha ha nice one fanboy.

posted on 05 Apr 2010, 12:16

10. whocares (Posts: 235; Member since: 19 Dec 2009)


thanks newb

posted on 05 Apr 2010, 12:17

11. whocares (Posts: 235; Member since: 19 Dec 2009)


and i found the article. who is gene munster anyways? thats like me saying the ipad will sell 90000000000 tomorrow.

posted on 05 Apr 2010, 14:08

15. jenna_23 (Posts: 145; Member since: 02 Apr 2010)


who would be stupid enough to buy an ipad? piece of shit DNT even have flash player. to me its worthless if it doesnt have flash player.. call me old fashioned but i rather stick to my sony laptop that's 10 times better and has a webcam, usb port and flash player .....

posted on 05 Apr 2010, 14:18

16. whocares (Posts: 235; Member since: 19 Dec 2009)


key words "to me". thats why people buy ipads. not everyone cares about flash player. or anything you listed.

posted on 05 Apr 2010, 15:56

19. jenna_23 (Posts: 145; Member since: 02 Apr 2010)


those are the things most of us ordinary people use! almost all the websites out there require flash player to view them..like i mean cmon lets face it ALL THE WEBSITES OUT THERE REQUIRE SOME KIND OF FLASH PLAYER TO FULLY ENJOY THEM EVEN MY 12 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER KNOWS THAT.... and many people like me need the webcam to talk to family relatives, friends etc using skype...... people just buy them cause its ''the latest thing'' i bet that if apple took out a new dildo shaped ipod stupid people would make line to buy one because ''its the latest thing''.... people just buy things even if there worthless just to be cool cause its the newest gadget out there ..

posted on 05 Apr 2010, 16:32

20. whocares (Posts: 235; Member since: 19 Dec 2009)


who made you the authority on who is ordinary?

posted on 05 Apr 2010, 16:34

21. whocares (Posts: 235; Member since: 19 Dec 2009)


oh and according to the article there were 250k ibooks sold... they dont need flash to run an ibook. maybe people are buying them to condense book space and ease the reading. 1million apps? they dont require flash.

posted on 05 Apr 2010, 17:43

22. omarc26 (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


ipad suck big time i agree with jenna

posted on 05 Apr 2010, 17:47

23. whocares (Posts: 235; Member since: 19 Dec 2009)


you english suck big time

posted on 05 Apr 2010, 22:04

26. omarc26 (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


YOUR ENGLISH ALSO SUCKS YOU FORGOT THE'' R '' IN ''YOU'' DUMBASS TALKING SHIT ABOUT SOMEONE'S ENGLISH WHEN YOU'RS IS CRAP

posted on 05 Apr 2010, 12:04

6. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


There should be a term for the reverse fanboy. Someone who hates a company (even though a company isn't a living thing) no matter what it does...even if it cures cancer...

posted on 05 Apr 2010, 12:13

9. whocares (Posts: 235; Member since: 19 Dec 2009)


very true. those who cant appreciate competition. which also improves technology at a faster rate...

posted on 05 Apr 2010, 13:00

12. gambino37 (Posts: 146; Member since: 16 Oct 2009)


Why does something have to be living to be hated? I'm not following your logic. And whocares beat me straight up. Lol. I was in the mood for some trolling today and he called me out. Lol. I also agree to the competition aspect. I just think that Apple needs to be busted down a few pegs from time to time.

posted on 05 Apr 2010, 14:00

14. whocares (Posts: 235; Member since: 19 Dec 2009)


i have a new respect for you cuz trolling is the best :D

posted on 06 Apr 2010, 05:11

30. droidman (Posts: 106; Member since: 17 Mar 2010)


You apple fanboys are the ones that don't appreciate competition you hate everything that is not apple you also think that apple invented everything they invented nothing to tell you the truth now the public and you brainwashed idiots are convinced that apple is solely responsible for this slate type device this oversized iPod touch HTC is already miles ahead of apple in the cellphone department which is what we are supposed to be discussing here on this site and not this ipad

posted on 06 Apr 2010, 09:44

31. whocares (Posts: 235; Member since: 19 Dec 2009)


thats not true that just the simple minded comment a FANBOY would post. i love htc phones in fact i plan on jumping ship when my contract is up. newb. but the apple os is great so i enjoy it as well.

posted on 06 Apr 2010, 20:03

35. droidman (Posts: 106; Member since: 17 Mar 2010)


Well i didn't know you liked HTC products your one of the few apple lovers that have any sense I don't hate apple products I love their laptops a top quality product but I don't like ipad why because its useless its not a computer not phone created solely to make money for the company that's my opinion and I will express my opinion on this website because that's what its here for and ipad should not be discussed here this phonearena not engadget ya newb.

posted on 05 Apr 2010, 12:06

7. android#1 (Posts: 74; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Phonearena is suppose to be news related to phones and their n3w meetgadget website is suppose to be for articles like this right? Haha what makes them think people come on this site to hear about news other than about phones. I bet when the Archos 5 came out they didn't report anything.

posted on 05 Apr 2010, 18:53

24. droidman (Posts: 106; Member since: 17 Mar 2010)


They also didn't say anything about the HP touch which absolutely shits on this thing has 2.2ghz processor more than double the power and is real computer on top of it let the fanboys have their day in the sun let them love it I've got to laugh at these brainwashed idiots

posted on 05 Apr 2010, 12:11

8. android#1 (Posts: 74; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Any ways, are we suppose be impressed that 300,000 stupid people bought an oversized itouch? Haha

posted on 06 Apr 2010, 01:31

29. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


300,000 pieces of useless technology. There's the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android...why would anyone want to waste money on something like this. It's like having a computer that can't work like a computer. Can't multi-task, can't do Flash, does it even make phone calls? What good is this? I hope at some point the Apple fanboys will look at their new gadget and think, hmm...I wonder what else I could've done with the money I spent on this overpriced toy?

posted on 05 Apr 2010, 13:24

13. scottmbolt (unregistered)


Crapple ... AppleArena.com

posted on 06 Apr 2010, 13:32

33. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


+1 my friend....back to zero

posted on 05 Apr 2010, 14:31

17. easytochris (Posts: 126; Member since: 21 Jan 2010)


I would absoluely buy an iPad, if i was looking to purchase something to replace my zune. Honestly the only reasons i didnt purchase one were capacity and price. i have a 30 gig zune that works fine, the reason i didnt update to a zune hd was because of capacity. if i'm not willing to spend 200 dollars to have a 32 gig mp3 player, no way in hell will i spend 500 dollars for a 16 gig device. i'm actually quite impressed with the iPad apps that have been coming out as far as the ereader apps, news media apps, as well as hd games. long story short i dont overpay to be an early adopter when the better version will come out later for cheaper

posted on 05 Apr 2010, 15:37

18. scorpio85 (Posts: 160; Member since: 16 Jan 2010)


The ipad is just not a convienent thing to carry around. Steve Jobs will have a back pack just to carry around this stupid thing and people will buy it and think it is cool cause it will have there emblem on the back of it.

posted on 05 Apr 2010, 21:36

25. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)


Actually, no. The iPad is probably the most portable you can get out of any product right now. I find it extremely convenient enough to carry around. I prefer to take it around rather than a laptop.

posted on 06 Apr 2010, 00:23

28. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


The size is wrong. to big for pockets and too small to justify a "carry sleeve". Holding it up to type requires Vulcan ears. Stick with your iTouch. same stuff in a slicker package. you want something functional and multitasking grab a android phone. I'd rather see royalties from my purchase going towards lucas arts for the droid name rather than one man claiming to be messiah of tech... oh wait....

posted on 06 Apr 2010, 13:33

34. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


DonkeyPunched will be the first with a man-purse. Power to the fruit cakes i guess

posted on 06 Apr 2010, 00:18

27. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


300,000 people complexly wasted their money. Simple. Until the 3G version comes out. Then multiply the waste by two. Jobs has done well. why settle for 300,000 when you can double the number by adding a single difference to the design in a month? Think Jobs works on commission?

posted on 06 Apr 2010, 11:47

32. whocares (Posts: 235; Member since: 19 Dec 2009)


no he works on a $1 a year salary

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