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.