iPad Sales Numbers: How Many iPads Were Sold This Weekend?
The iPad Was Released Yesterday, Causing Long Lines. How Were iPad Sales Figures? Apparently, Apple iPad Sales Were Better Than Expected
Early signs indicate that the Apple may have a hit on their hands with the iPad. In its first day on the market, iPad sales numbers were impressive. A recent estimate has iPad sales being impressive, between 600,000 to 700,00 iPads during its first weekend on sale. The opening weekend iPads sales numbers include pre-orders.
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How Many iPads Were Sold This Weekend?
As you can imagine, Apple is happy with the iPad sales numbers. It took the company more 70 days to sell one million iPhones its initial release.
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.
According to Poynter Online, the Apple iPad opening wekend sales numbers are double what some business analysts estimated.
Apple may sell about five million iPads in its first 12 months. iPhones sold a little over six million units in its first year on the market.
The number of iPads sold shouldn't come as too much of a surprise to those who witnessed the crowds outside Apple stores. Throughout the country, there were long iPad lines outside Apple stores.
Apple does not release exact iPad sales numbers, so any number given is an estimate. Analyst Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster provided the estimate of 600,000-700,000.
Of course, some have noted that the iPad sales estimates may not be entirely accurate.