This count includes deliveries of pre-ordered iPads to customers, deliveries to channel partners and sales at Apple stores.
In the days before the iPad hit the market, Gene Munster, an analyst from Piper Jaffray, predicted that 200,000 to 300,000 units would be sold on launch 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.”
As of Thursday, April 8, Apple has sold 450,000 iPads.