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Apple sells over 300k iPads and 250k ebooks from its iBookstore on First Day in US

Apple ‘sold over 300,000 iPads in the US as of midnight Saturday, April 3. These sales included deliveries of pre-ordered iPads to customers, deliveries to channel partners and sales at Apple Retail Stores. 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. “It feels great to have the iPad launched into the world—it’s going to be a game changer,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iPad users, on average, downloaded more than three apps and close to one book within hours of unpacking their new iPad.”,’ said Apple. App Store Now Has Over 3,000 iPad Apps, Only 20 Percent Are Free. By comparison, Amazon.com’s Kindle app for iPad stands at No. 31 on the free apps list as of this morning. Apple sold 270,000 original iPhones in the U.S. (PDF) in the first 30 hours of availability. The iPhone 3G, launched in more than 20 countries in July 2008, sold more than 1 million units in its first weekend. In a releated news, “Truphone has released “Truphone for iPad,” an iPad-ready of their popular VoIP service. The system uses the iPad’s built-in speaker and mic to create what could be the most ridiculous talking experience you’ve ever seen,” reports John.


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