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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. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      im surprised LOLcats had enough money to even buy those legos.
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      ^^ I know, knowing he spends most of his money on those books he loves
    1. Effenpig!'s Avatar
      Effenpig! -
      The ipad trolling is definitely getting old!!

      Why are they so worried what people are spending their money on?

      I've seen 2 basic arguments against the ipad

      . Its just a bigger ipod/doesn't do anything that other devices can't:

      That doesn't make any sense, even if it were true, so what? I have a ton a handguns, most cost well in excess of $500. Yeah, most of my guns aren't really very different from each other, I guess I should get rid of all but one, right?

      2.It's overpriced:

      Really? My GF has shoes that cost more than $500, maybe the trolls should tell her /that's/ silly!! Of course most of the trolls haven't ever actually spoken to a /real/ girl, so they probably wouldn't /say/ anything, probably just pee a little and run home lol
    1. techrider62's Avatar
      techrider62 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      I wonder if its on netflix. Checking now


      700,000 iPads sold? nice - to keep on topic
      I wonder how many of those 700k will be returned

      The way people on here talk about how much money they have is sickening
    1. Effenpig!'s Avatar
      Effenpig! -
      ^ yeah, I just threw up

      Don't be angry just cause you po
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      The only reason I would consider returning it would be for the 3G one. This iPad is amazing. I have used it all day now and my battery is at 84%
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      You guys should see the PM Valthgol the great sent me.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      lol. Keep coming back and we will keep banning you. It takes you longer to change ips and emails than it takes me to press ban

      Forward harassing PMs to me please.
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      I guess I understand his position. His mommy said no he couldn't have an ipad. He then used some sort of physiology on himself to make him think that the ipad was useless. Now he must troll these forums with his incessant comments about how stupid the ipad is. It's really not his fault. He's just become a slave to his own desire for an ipad and the realization that he'll never get one.

      It was to do with you too SB.
      It was deleted from my folder when he was banned. I'll get the email copy
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      i have the money to buy one, i'm 18 years old, have a job, (cleaning up dog sh*t), but i just don't see the use for me.

      now if i had a bunch of women sitting around my house all day who had nothing better to do while i was away at work/school, then yeah i'd buy them one to keep themselves occupied while i wasn't around.

      that being said, i would like to read some BOOKS
    1. royalnewjersey's Avatar
      royalnewjersey -
      700,000 ipads for apple, and 0 for employees.... cmon apple.... really?
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      i have the money to buy one, i'm 18 years old, have a job, (cleaning up dog sh*t), but i just don't see the use for me.
      ...that being said, i would like to read some BOOKS
      [*laughing*] no you dont. you dont have anything at 18. you only have something, because your parents are not paying for it. that being said im going to download an Ebook and listen to it.
    1. DisneyRicky's Avatar
      DisneyRicky -
      Quote Originally Posted by randelljack View Post
      All of a sudden my iPhone seems unbearably small to read to after spending the day with the iPad.
      That's how I feel! It's so bright and big! I have to squint to use my iPod now!
    1. Effenpig!'s Avatar
      Effenpig! -
      There is a huge difference between /having/ enough money to /buy/ something and having enough money to /afford/ to buy something

      for instance, I have enough cash on me right now to buy several ipads, but if I go buy some ipads tomorrow instead of paying my mortgages, well
    1. StellarZ's Avatar
      StellarZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Yea it only charges from powered USB ports. It's annoying
      So I am considering diving into an iPad, but not being able to charge through USB could be a problem. Do MacBooks/MacBook Pros have USB ports capable of charging the iPad.

      B the W,
      HIMYM > Chuck
    1. ClerkDante's Avatar
      ClerkDante -
      Both my Macbook Pro and my wife's Macbook (both purchased 2008) charge our ipads.
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Lol wow were they off so it's 300 000, still Not bad
    1. StellarZ's Avatar
      StellarZ -
      Sweet! iPad charges on my Aluminum MacBook. Bought mine this morning!
    1. redcard's Avatar
      redcard -
      Quote Originally Posted by techrider62 View Post
      I wonder how many of those 700k will be returned

      The way people on here talk about how much money they have is sickening
      Probably about 1%. You do know Apple has the highest customer satisfaction rating on the planet, right?

      Can't wait to spend my 500 or 600 when the Ipad comes out in the UK. Think I've got 200 in a pair of pants somewhere. Can use that for some accessories and apps. I wish I never used those 5 100 notes to wipe my butt the other night, coulda bought me a 2nd Ipad

      Awesome!