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  • An Estimated 700,000 iPads Sold Saturday



    On Saturday, the iPad didn't hit the ground running. It apparently hit the ground traveling at warp speed. If estimates from the good people at Piper Jaffray are to be believed, Apple sold somewhere between 600,000 and 700,000 iPads yesterday. This figure, of course, takes into consider both devices purchased yesterday and those pre-ordered during the previous three weeks.

    With the overwhelming initial response to the iPad proving substantially positive, some believe the iPad could reach one million units sold by the end of April. That would significantly outpace the rate at which the iPhone reached one million units sold. By comparison, it took the iPhone 74 days to reach that magnificent milestone. And while, ultimately, it could take the iPad just as long (if not longer) to do the same, most believe the positive word of mouth and incessant media coverage could put the iPad past the one million threshold within sixty days from the initial pre-order date of March 12th.

    It goes without saying, however, that the bulk of those sales resulted from pre-orders. The Wall Street Journal, in fact, chronicled that while many Apple stores saw significant foot traffic and long lines, many other outlets did not witness even a remote spike in consumer interest on launch day. The WSJ, for example, reported that the atmosphere was largely "muted" at the Apple store at the Dallas Northpark Mall.

    Saturday's roll out of the tablet was, of course, restricted to Wi-Fi models only. The 3G models won't be introduced to consumers until later this month. Their arrival will likely serve as the catalyst for the iPad reaching the one million units sold mark - a feat that in all probability will require the full scope of iPad models to be available, and not just in the US but also around the world.

    Image via The Wall Street Journal
    This article was originally published in forum thread: An Estimated 700,000 iPads Sold Saturday started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 104 Comments
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      it's an end of an age. . for better or for worse, a cheap and marketable alternative to books has arrived.

      just wait until they start making "learn your ABC's" apps, kids will learn from those instead of their parents.

      i swear to god my kids ain't gettin' none of those things till they move out
      It's not his iPad

      However, interactive learning games are quite beneficial.
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      It's not his iPad

      However, interactive learning games are quite beneficial.
      i would like you to know that you have inspired my new signature. congrats.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Just bought 3 more books. By the way, the WSJ app is kickass
    1. pyromcr's Avatar
      pyromcr -
      lol, the kid wearing the ipad made my day!
    1. recognition's Avatar
      recognition -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      i swear to god my kids ain't gettin' none of those things till they move out
      you have kids?!
    1. vindutch's Avatar
      vindutch -
      I started using my ipad at 8:00 pm last night. I read two chapters of a book and tried eveything. I tried a movie, music, safari etc. This morning I'm at 40% battery life. That not so good to me.
    1. Vathgol's Avatar
      Vathgol -
      so all these applefan ppl.. the main reason you bought this overpriced item is so that you could read books......... Did you read books BEFORE?

      Is that the only reason to spend $5-900 is just so I can have electronic books????

      PPl are just so so ....whats a nice way to say stupid.... ohh lacking of brain to support over spending
    1. vindutch's Avatar
      vindutch -
      That's pretty much why I bought my ipad for a reader that does more than my Sony reader did that I sold on fleabay for $300. I spent 829 for mine. Which I have to wait fir if course. So I bought one yesterday just to use until I get my 3g.
    1. waheedtarin's Avatar
      waheedtarin -
      @vathgol why do u care if ppl buy what they want if they read on ipad and never read before then it's a new method of reading and makes it cooler maybe this kind of teachnology should go into schools for kids. Cause I hate reading but on my iPhone I acully enjoy reading idk why but it's cool
    1. vindutch's Avatar
      vindutch -
      Were not stupid. $829.00 dollars to me us like $8.29 to you. Not to be rude but I don't care about spending lots of money.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by waheedtarin View Post
      @vathgol why do u care if ppl buy what they want if they read on ipad and never read before then it's a new method of reading and makes it cooler maybe this kind of teachnology should go into schools for kids. Cause I hate reading but on my iPhone I acully enjoy reading idk why but it's cool
      He is trolling like usual. For someone who doesn't like the iPad, he does spend a lot of time talking about it. And he is a thief. I'm just waiting for him to cross the line...
    1. Vathgol's Avatar
      Vathgol -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      He is trolling like usual. For someone who doesn't like the iPad, he does spend a lot of time talking about it. And he is a thief. I'm just waiting for him to cross the line...
      cross the line and calling me a thief?? you dont even know me.. you mad cause im calling out all you applefan boys......


      really dude... i can say whatever i want to say anytime... You gotta problem with that?

      be a tough buy behind your pc
    1. vindutch's Avatar
      vindutch -
      I'm sure he wants one but mommy didn't give him his allowance this month
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Vathgol View Post
      cross the line and calling me a thief?? you dont even know me.. you mad cause im calling out all you applefan boys......


      really dude... i can say whatever i want to say anytime... You gotta problem with that?

      be a tough buy behind your pc
      You are a thief. All you talk about is cracked apps and about the street price of things. That is a thief.

      I don't care about being called a fanboy. I have a real issue with you being a complete and no good forum troll.

      You can say whatever you want, except when it breaks forum rules. And I am the judge of when you cross the line there.

      I am a tough guy behind my MacBook. I wouldn't use a P.O.S. PC.
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      It's been worth every penny!

      I second that.
    1. Vathgol's Avatar
      Vathgol -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      You are a thief. All you talk about is cracked apps and about the street price of things. That is a thief.

      I don't care about being called a fanboy. I have a real issue with you being a complete and no good forum troll.

      You can say whatever you want, except when it breaks forum rules. And I am the judge of when you cross the line there.

      I am a tough guy behind my MacBook. I wouldn't use a P.O.S. PC.
      you think i give a F*** about you being the judge... SO what i talk about cracked apps.... .heck yea... its out there for the entire world.... i guess your iphone isnt jailbroken.....

      Street value is right... that doesnt mean anyone is a thief bc of the over priced sh** that you put yourself in debt for.....

      You act like you tone and threats scare me..... crossing the line.. wow im scared.. .no matter what you do .. i will always be here on this forum whenever and say whatever i feel...

      go jump on you overpriced mac and be a steve job kiss a....
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      You are a thief. All you talk about is cracked apps and about the street price of things. That is a thief.

      I don't care about being called a fanboy. I have a real issue with you being a complete and no good forum troll.

      You can say whatever you want, except when it breaks forum rules. And I am the judge of when you cross the line there.

      I am a tough guy behind my MacBook. I wouldn't use a P.O.S. PC.
      I can't wait for that day. This forum will sing your praises (more than usual).
      He's actually crossed the line several times. Shall I report next time?
    1. vindutch's Avatar
      vindutch -
      Issues.....
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Vathgol View Post
      you think i give a F*** about you being the judge... SO what i talk about cracked apps.... .heck yea... its out there for the entire world.... i guess your iphone isnt jailbroken.....

      Street value is right... that doesnt mean anyone is a thief bc of the over priced sh** that you put yourself in debt for.....

      You act like you tone and threats scare me..... crossing the line.. wow im scared.. .no matter what you do .. i will always be here on this forum whenever and say whatever i feel...

      go jump on you overpriced mac and be a steve job kiss a....
      ever heard of an IP ban?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Vathgol View Post
      you think i give a F*** about you being the judge... SO what i talk about cracked apps.... .heck yea... its out there for the entire world.... i guess your iphone isnt jailbroken.....

      Street value is right... that doesnt mean anyone is a thief bc of the over priced sh** that you put yourself in debt for.....

      You act like you tone and threats scare me..... crossing the line.. wow im scared.. .no matter what you do .. i will always be here on this forum whenever and say whatever i feel...

      go jump on you overpriced mac and be a steve job kiss a....
      Thanks for confirming the thief comments By the way, who is putting themselves in debt? lol I pay cash fool

      Enjoy a 3 day vacation. Maybe you can come back and play nice. If not then the vacation could be longer...


      Also to add a little fun to it, I banned you on my iPad