Apple: We Sold More than 300,000 iPads on First Day

Paul Lilly

No matter where you stand on the whole iPad debate (awesome device or overpriced tablet-wannabe), the launch was nothing short of successful. According to Apple, the company sold over 300,000 iPads in the US as of midnight Saturday, April 3.

"It feels great to have the iPad launched into the world -- it's going to be a game changer," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "iPad users, on average, downloaded more than three apps and close to one book within hours of unpacking their new iPad."

Apple's sales numbers include pre-orders, deliveries to channel partners, and sales at Apple Retail Stores. Apple also said that the iPad contributed to over one million downloaded apps and over 250,000 ebooks from its iBookstore during its first day.

Were any of you among the 300,000?

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