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Apple sells 120,000 iPads in first 24 hours

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Mar 2010 17:38 User comments (14)

Apple sells 120,000 iPads in first 24 hours Fortune magazine writer Philip Elmer DeWitt is reporting that Apple sold 90,000 iPad tablets in the first 6 hours of availability yesterday, with the majority purchasing the Wi-Fi-only 16GB version. By the first 24 hours, that number had swelled to almost 120,000.
The group of analysts compiling the data is asking that anyone who purchased an iPad please just email their order number to ipadsales10@gmail.com to keep the tally current.

Original estimates showed around 50,000 sales in the fist two hours, and then 75,000 in the first 4.5 hours.

The numbers are unofficial, but rest assured if they are anywhere near accurate, Apple will release a press release on Monday noting the extremely strong pre-order sales.

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14 user comments

113.3.2010 21:15

Wow! It's already selling better than the DROID phone.

213.3.2010 22:31
llongtheD
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Just goes to show you how many dumb, uninformed consumers there are.

313.3.2010 22:34

that's show that people will buy anything Jobs toss on people... Even this not needed huge ipod... Or you think people never heard anything call computer that do all that offers and more...

413.3.2010 22:42

Originally posted by llongtheD:
Just goes to show you how many dumb, uninformed consumers there are.
lollll!

513.3.2010 22:56

These people are truly "stupid", what is the computer use for anyways? Everything that ipad does, oh wait, it does a lot more! ipad = P.O.S.

read this article, ipad are for idiots

http://www.pcworld.com/article/191436/ip...diots_only.html

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 13 Mar 2010 @ 23:00

613.3.2010 23:09
llongtheD
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Originally posted by Hyasuma:
These people are truly "stupid", what is the computer use for anyways? Everything that ipad does, oh wait, it does a lot more! ipad = P.O.S.

read this article, ipad are for idiots

http://www.pcworld.com/article/191436/ip...ly.html


I couldn't agree more, especially with that article.

714.3.2010 4:24

Their target market is idiots...but that is the majority of the market, so it isn't a bad target to have.

I still can't believe there is no Flash; it is like I am in a weird dream where something is just too skewed to be real. I wonder how many people will be standing in line on monday, trying to return their "Broken" iPad because it will not play ~75% of all the video on the web. Lack of multitasking can be masked to the average end-user, but lack of Flash cannot.

814.3.2010 12:10

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Their target market is idiots...but that is the majority of the market, so it isn't a bad target to have.

I still can't believe there is no Flash; it is like I am in a weird dream where something is just too skewed to be real. I wonder how many people will be standing in line on monday, trying to return their "Broken" iPad because it will not play ~75% of all the video on the web. Lack of multitasking can be masked to the average end-user, but lack of Flash cannot.
one hundred and twenty thousand idiots going once,going twice, SOLD!

914.3.2010 13:07

Wow! I cannot believe the lack of vision on this message board.

So you don't like lack of Flash support (I use Flash block on all my browsers anyway... Flash sucks) 75% of the video on the web isn't worth watching... definitely intended for idiots like you.

I develop for mobile devices, and I see this as being a huge new market opening great possibilities for new applications... applications that can take advantage of a screen larger than 3".

Have fun in your tiny little world. Break time's over at Burger King, you better get back to work!!

1014.3.2010 13:23

Originally posted by uramoron:
Wow! I cannot believe the lack of vision on this message board.

So you don't like lack of Flash support (I use Flash block on all my browsers anyway... Flash sucks) 75% of the video on the web isn't worth watching... definitely intended for idiots like you.

I develop for mobile devices, and I see this as being a huge new market opening great possibilities for new applications... applications that can take advantage of a screen larger than 3".

Have fun in your tiny little world. Break time's over at Burger King, you better get back to work!!

"75% of the videos are not worth watching, and the rest of 25% you cannot watch them". "We don't need it" is the lamest excuse for the lack of a feature. You're one of the idiots in the funboy club that jumped on the crApple's bandwagon, be happy with yourself, don't get mad at the world.
Yes, there are many opportunities for applications that can take advantage of a larger screen,but on a device worth spending the money on...and there are plenty out there way more capable than a crApple XL iTouch.

1114.3.2010 13:31
H08
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Originally posted by uramoron:
Wow! I cannot believe the lack of vision on this message board.

So you don't like lack of Flash support (I use Flash block on all my browsers anyway... Flash sucks) 75% of the video on the web isn't worth watching... definitely intended for idiots like you.

I develop for mobile devices, and I see this as being a huge new market opening great possibilities for new applications... applications that can take advantage of a screen larger than 3".

Have fun in your tiny little world. Break time's over at Burger King, you better get back to work!!
so you call an enlarged iphone visionary?

1214.3.2010 13:55

Originally posted by uramoron:
Wow! I cannot believe the lack of vision on this message board.

So you don't like lack of Flash support (I use Flash block on all my browsers anyway... Flash sucks) 75% of the video on the web isn't worth watching... definitely intended for idiots like you.

I develop for mobile devices, and I see this as being a huge new market opening great possibilities for new applications... applications that can take advantage of a screen larger than 3".

Have fun in your tiny little world. Break time's over at Burger King, you better get back to work!!
Unfortunately, the one in the tiny little world is you. Apple's tiny little world of overpriced toys. It looks nice, and I'm sure there are some really nice "eye candy" features, like little widgets that stroke your iEgo. But the locks and restrictions on what the rest of the real world sees as normal functionality that Apple pulls is anything but visionary.

You'd probably buy iGlasses with special iVasoline lense cleaner. A new jar of iVasoline will set you back $100. Regular vasoline will not work on said iGlasses.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 14 Mar 2010 @ 19:31

1314.3.2010 14:01

An enlarged iPhone is not visionary... how to take advantage of a new piece of hardware is something that requires vision. The hardware is now there, and it's going to sell because there is nothing currently comparable, and it fills a void.

Are you 50 years old? If so, have you tried using a Droid or an iPhone as a portable computing device? I'm not 50, but I have done research on this subject, and I can tell you that older consumers love the idea of this product. Will they buy it in mass quantities? Time will tell... Thankfully it is not difficult to port existing apps to the iPad, so the risk to current developers is minimal.

1414.3.2010 14:50

How about a product that has everything that the iPad doesn't?

http://www.geek.com/articles/mobile/the-...-linux-2010025/

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