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iPad over sells expectations……up to 700,000 units sold…..

Long lines of tablet-hungry crowds greeted the iPad’s official release yesterday–but how many did Apple actually sell?

Brainstorm Tech reports Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster’s sales estimates for iPad’s first day:

In a report to clients issued Saturday night, Munster’s estimated that by midnight Sunday, Apple will have sold 600,000 to 700,000 iPads, including pre-orders — more than double his relatively conservative pre-launch estimate of 200,000 to 300,000. (Other analysts had published estimates of 300,000 to 400,000.)

By comparison, Apple reportedly took 74 days to sell one million iPhone when the gadget first debuted. The iPhone 3G and Phone 3GS each took just three days to sell the first million units.

More……..

That’s a lot of first weekeend sales….

Darn…

I might get one myself come the summer…when the first bugs are worked out, $600?

….that’s a steal!

More on the first day sales……

CNET’s got a team covering the launch: Greg Sandoval in New York City, Erica Ogg and James Martin in San Francisco, and Josh Lowensohn in Palo Alto, Calif. Follow along with our live blog below.

Sandoval, 8:15 a.m. EDT at New York’s Fifth Avenue Apple Store: In the final hours before the iPad went on sale, the line out in front of the store saw a little controversy.

Greg Packer, the retired highway worker who says he began waiting in line since Tuesday to ensure he would be first to walk out with the device, learned on Friday that those who had preordered an iPad would be first to enter.

More from CNET……

http://cdn15.castfire.com/video/78/500/1630/280869/news_2010-04-03-115119-1133-3-4-0.1133.m4v?referer=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.cnet.com%2F8301-17938_105-20001601-1.html

April 4, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Computers, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Education, Entertainment, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Projections, Updates | , , , , | Leave a comment