– Apple (NASD: AAPL) announced on Monday that it sold over 300,000 iPads in the U.S. on the
device’s first day of availability, while iPad users downloaded over 1 million
apps and 250,000 e-books. The sales figure includes deliveries of pre-ordered
iPads to customers, deliveries to channel partners like Best Buy, and sales at
Apple retail stores.
"It feels great to have the iPad launched into the
world — it’s going to be a game changer," said Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
"iPad users, on average, downloaded more than three apps and close to one
book within hours of unpacking their new iPad."