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Apple sells 450,000 iPads in 5 days, users download 3.5 million apps

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Apple said Thursday that it has shipped over 450,000 iPads since the device went on sale this past Saturday, spurring 3.5 million app downloads for the new tablet device by its earliest adopters.

The Cupertino-based company said it's now serving over 185,000 applications through its App Store, including 3,500 designed for the iPad. In total, App Store shoppers have downloaded over 4 billion applications since the service went live.

The iBook's capability of the iPad has also seen a 'tremendous' response, with users downloading over 600,000 eBooks in the first 5 days.

In addition to the 450,000 iPads sold thus far, Apple also said it has shipped 50 million iPhones and 35 million iPod touches, for a total of 85.5 million multitouch devices running that are running the iPhone OS and are capable of accessing the App Store.

Each of those devices runs a flavor of Apple's Safari Web browser, helping the iPhone OS garner a commanding 64% share of the mobile browser market.
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I guess its a flop then huh - watch for the stock to drop.
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Total flop....
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worth noting that at most 20 Apple stores were open on Sunday. so it's really more like 4 days for that sales number. say 4.5 since not all Best Buys were sold out

at this pace, if it holds they will hit 1 million around the 20th. before the rumored 3g and UK/Canada release date of the 24th.

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they better add flash to that thing, it's a total failure
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Is it time to announce that Apple is doomed and the iPad is a total failure
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they fell way short of the million units i projected, which was an arbitrary number i pulled out of my rear end. clearly the iPad is a flop.
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Originally Posted by mr_furious View Post

they fell way short of the million units i projected, which was an arbitrary number i pulled out of my rear end. clearly the iPad is a flop.

Yes, I agree... total flop.

However since it's not popular with cool kids, I guess I can order one and not threaten my disenfranchised tech geek loner status.
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This whole iPad phenomenon suxs. I was hoping the stock would sell on the news big time... with a nasty drop. I wanted to increase shares with my SEP-IRA for 2009.

My next big chance to buy is going to come when Apple announces blowout earnings and the stock tanks as usual.
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I guess its a flop then huh - watch for the stock to drop.

I hear the iPad is snappy, though.
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Apple is doomed™.
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worth noting that at most 20 Apple stores were open on Sunday. so it's really more like 4 days for that sales number. say 4.5 since not all Best Buys were sold out

at this pace, if it holds they will hit 1 million around the 20th. before the rumored 3g and UK/Canada release date of the 24th.

No - five days: Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.
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This whole iPad phenomenon suxs. I was hoping the stock would sell on the news big time... with a nasty drop. I wanted to increase shares with my SEP-IRA for 2009.

My next big chance to buy is going to come when Apple announces blowout earnings and the stock tanks as usual.

I'll see you on the way to $300.

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No - five days: Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

The article said "since it went on sale Saturday"

So you can't count Friday \ now we are back to 4 days
with a rotten apple that definitely flopped out of the apple tree before it was ripe

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I believe this article is a little misleading. Apple didn't sell an additional 450,000 iPads in five days this number included the pre orders.

So since the iPad has hit the stores and consumers have been able to try them Apple has sold 150,000 units the other 300,000 were pre ordered.

Which overall are still solid numbers.

First, it's well established that the 300,000 sold in the first 24 hour figure includes pre-orders. No one is attempting to hide that.

Second, your assumption all 300,000 purchases in the first 24 hours were pre-orders is very likely mistaken. Undoubtedly a large part was preorders but Apple sold plenty of walk-ins on that first day. Anecdotally, at my neighborhood Apple Store on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the pre-opening lines of reserved and non-reserved were roughly the same size. Once everyone in both lines got their iPads - which happened pretty quickly, by 10 o'clock - all subsequent sales were walk-ins. I wouldn't be surprised if Apple sold more iPads to walk-in buyers than pre-orders in that 24 hours and full weekend, at least in NYC, where Apple stores were open on Sunday. Even if it didn't, I think it's safe to say walk-in sales make up a healthy chunk of that first 300,000.

Ultimately, it's quite amazing that Apple is approaching 500,000 units less than a WEEK after this device went on say. That's probably more than all e-book readers have sold to date, Kindle included (if only Amazon would reveal real sale figures rather release deliberately opaque PR achievements like "most wished for device on Amazon on days starting with the letter 'S'" or nonsense like that.
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Apple said they sold over 300,000 on the first day. Somewhere along the line that got translated to exactly 300,000. We don't know how many they sold that day.
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I'll see you on the way to $300.

Fingers crossed
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I hear the iPad is snappy, though.

Speaking as one working with a tricked out Mac Pro on FiOS extreme normally, I can vouch the fact the iPad is VERY snappy
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Speaking as one working with a tricked out Mac Pro on FiOS extreme normally, I can vouch the fact the iPad is VERY snappy

1) Have you bought any apps worth mentioning?

2) Are there any realty apps for the iPhone/iPad that are decent?
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I actually have a request for an app watch: theatrical sfx cuing software. An iPad running our sound cues with touch real time control would be great for the theater work I do, and much simpler and easy to use than a mouse driven interface, which sometimes requires trying to hit a target with a cursor very quickly if something goes wrong.

I could see something like tap to start cue, tap while playing to fade, a global volume area that tracks a simple scrolling gesture, touch and hold to reorder, touch and drag on a cues timeline to set start/stop parameters, drag up/down to set fade up and down envelope, a simple inspector window for things like looping or fx, etc.

There are big show control, midi and dmx capable packages available for Macs and PCs, but that's way overkill for a school using student tech crew. Touch opens up a lot of possibilities for pretty sophisticated control without a lot of UI cruft in the way.

Anybody comes across anything like that, give me a heads up. If not, maybe it's time I got into the iPad software business.
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Apple did not approach 500k units in less then a week, they sold 450k since the start of pre orders. This article is misleading. If Apple sold 450k units in 5 days they would have certainly announced 750kl units because that would have helped the stock price.

The 450k includes all pre orders which Apple has already stated has been 300k. So since the true release they hawe sold 150k units. This is simple math.

When Amazon says that they sold 1,000,000 copies of Toy Story in the first week, you think they don't include pre-orders? When Scholastic or Barnes and Noble say they sold X number of the latest Harry Potter book in the first 24 hours, they're not including pre-order sales but only including those books bought that day? When Fandango or Moviefone says they sold Y million dollars worth of tickets of the opening day of Avatar, they didn't including tickets purchased weeks earlier? They're only counting tickets bought at the counter or online that day? No one counts sales figures the way you say Apple should. No one.

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The iPad launch as been okay but I have been to the Apple store twice this week, there are no lines 9 our of 10 sold at my local Apple store is the basic model at 499.00. They also have plent of stock.

The stock of one Apple store when you visited has about close to zero utility. It could be your store ran out of stock 30 minutes after you left. You have no way of knowing without more sampling. And your extrapolation of the stock status of one store to stores everywhere in the US is nonsense.

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I have used ti for hours and hours, its a big iPod Touch an okay device but not really all that exciting in fact the more you use it the more you discover its limitations.

As if it wasn't clear enough, thanks for putting your true motives in writing.
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Originally Posted by extremeskater View Post

Apple did not approach 500k units in less then a week, they sold 450k since the start of pre orders. This article is misleading. If Apple sold 450k units in 5 days they would have certainly announced 750kl units because that would have helped the stock price.

The 450k includes all pre orders which Apple has already stated has been 300k. So since the true release they hawe sold 150k units. This is simple math.

The iPad launch as been okay but I have been to the Apple store twice this week, there are no lines 9 our of 10 sold at my local Apple store is the basic model at 499.00. They also have plent of stock. I have used ti for hours and hours, its a big iPod Touch an okay device but not really all that exciting in fact the more you use it the more you discover its limitations. I know hard to believe on this forum

First day sales of ANY product always includes pre-orders. Why are you trying to change the way the entire world counts sales?

The Wii and iPhone 3GS are the only electronic devices to sell 300,000 units the first day or 500,000 the first week. Both of those were huge successes. There's no reason to believe the iPad won't be a huge success - other than your incessant hatred of Apple, of course. And that doesn't even consider that only 1/2 of iPad customers have gotten theirs since the 3G model won't ship for a few more weeks (and pre-surveys indicated that the 3G would sell about as well as the Wifi model).

Apple stores have stock? Great. They managed to sell half a million units in the first week and STILL have some left over. As a stock holder, that's a lot better than Nintendo losing millions of Wii customers because they can't manage to produce enough.

I really couldn't care less whether you think the iPad is limited. You see, Apple is smart enough to realize that no one product suits everyone. The fact that YOU don't like it isn't an indictment of the product - it's simply an indication that it's not for you. Apparently, there are more than enough people excited about the product to make Apple very happy.
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