Apple moves over 300k iPads on Saturday

There was a lot of speculation if Apple would be able to sell enough iPads to warrant the hype.  Apple even went so far as to hint that if sales were not up to expectations that they may lower the price of the device; much like they did with the iPhone.

Apple has officially said that they sold over 300K units on the first day.  These sales included pre-orders, delivery to channel partners and sales at Apple retail stores.  Unknown is how many of the iPads shipped to channel partners were actually sold but considering the hype, its safe to say that a fair majority of the units were sold.

"Apple also announced that iPad users downloaded over one million apps from Apple’s App Store and over 250,000 ebooks from its iBookstore during the first day." 

The tablet craze was ignited when Apple first showed off its iPad in January.  Many other competitors are also trying to tackle the craze, most notably HP with its Slate and JooJoo with its tablet competitor.

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Well guys.. rumors flying round is that the Microsoft Courier is about to hit the tech red carpet on the 12th!....................... CANNOT WAIT!.

Apple iPad, MEET the Microsoft Courier!

dimithrak said,
Well guys.. rumors flying round is that the Microsoft Courier is about to hit the tech red carpet on the 12th!....................... CANNOT WAIT!.

Apple iPad, MEET the Microsoft Courier!


Too good to be true.. And too bad too.

Beastage said,
Apple propaganda at it finest , 300k at day one... ignoring the months of pre-order time.

it wasn't months... you couldn't preorder from the day it was announced

neufuse said,
it wasn't months... you couldn't preorder from the day it was announced

So 10x-20x lie modifier is just too small nowadays?

Beastage said,
Apple propaganda at it finest , 300k at day one... ignoring the months of pre-order time.
Thats the same with any product or release. Movies and games both take into account preorder sales and tickets on their opening day press release figures.

Beastage said,
Apple propaganda at it finest , 300k at day one... ignoring the months of pre-order time.

How is this propaganda? The number is the amount they officially sold so how does the pre order time matter?

How much RAM does this thing even have? I hate how everyone lists its "memory" as 16GB, 32GB, etc.... that's storage not RAM...

neufuse said,
How much RAM does this thing even have? I hate how everyone lists its "memory" as 16GB, 32GB, etc.... that's storage not RAM...

256MB, from iFixit.

Murkey said,
256MB, from iFixit.

If true, that's absolutely pathetic. My Samsung Moment has 512MB and the Nexus One has 1GB... something that's trying to pass itself off as a Netbook / Tablet / Slate replacement should have at least 2GB.

vaximily said,

If true, that's absolutely pathetic. My Samsung Moment has 512MB and the Nexus One has 1GB... something that's trying to pass itself off as a Netbook / Tablet / Slate replacement should have at least 2GB.

actually the nexus one has 512 and not all is available to the user. (wikipedia). i agree the ipad is a bit low on the ram, steve probably has optimized the thing himself, it does not need more and it would hurt battery life to add more. ...

all problems always are a result of decreased battery life (the first i phone and lack of 3g support in 2007 http://www.macnn.com/articles/...18/jobs.uk.cell.carrier.qa/). The lack of flash in the ultimate browsing device in 2010 http://www.techdigest.tv/2010/02/steve_jobs_flas.html. lets hope we dont have to quote this in 2018 when the icar doesn't have a steering wheel

Edited by bitflusher, Apr 5 2010, 6:22pm : lach --> lack

bitflusher said,
actually the nexus one has 512 and not all is available to the user. (wikipedia). i agree the ipad is a bit low on the ram, steve probably has optimized the thing himself, it does not need more and it would hurt battery life to add more. ...

all problems always are a result of decreased battery life (the first i phone and lack of 3g support in 2007 http://www.macnn.com/articles/...18/jobs.uk.cell.carrier.qa/). The lack of flash in the ultimate browsing device in 2010 http://www.techdigest.tv/2010/02/steve_jobs_flas.html. lets hope we dont have to quote this in 2018 when the icar doesn't have a steering wheel

LOL. You're right, my bad... it's the HTC Evo 4G on Sprint that has 1GB of Flash (512mb of RAM apparently, I thought it was 1GB as well).

vaximily said,

If true, that's absolutely pathetic. My Samsung Moment has 512MB and the Nexus One has 1GB... something that's trying to pass itself off as a Netbook / Tablet / Slate replacement should have at least 2GB.

'Tis Apple for ya. Underpowerd and overpriced.

iamwhoiam said,

'Tis Apple for ya. Underpowerd and overpriced.

What people want is to use the iPad and have a good experience with it. It doesn't matter whether it's underpowered and overpriced. If someone bought it, they are happy with it, then they did the right thing.

Pestbest said,

What people want is to use the iPad and have a good experience with it. It doesn't matter whether it's underpowered and overpriced. If someone bought it, they are happy with it, then they did the right thing.

No they didn't, helping a company by buying something overpriced and underpowered is never the right thing to do cause then we'll keep getting **** for a **** price.

vaximily said,

If true, that's absolutely pathetic. My Samsung Moment has 512MB and the Nexus One has 1GB... something that's trying to pass itself off as a Netbook / Tablet / Slate replacement should have at least 2GB.


Consider the fact it doesnt have to run windows bloadware 7. One thing i saw with my iphone is that it does not need much ram. All the apps run better then on some **** nokia with xgb of ram. its the programming that makes up for it.

These sales included pre-orders, delivery to channel partners and sales at Apple retail stores. Unknown is how many of the iPads shipped to channel partners were actually sold but considering the hype, its safe to say that a fair majority of the units were sold.

Love that...lots of guess work again. Get rid of the "unknown" and then report again....

Purify said,
Not surprising with the ad campaign they did.

all the "no flash" and "no real OS" discussions made it more popular...