Official figures from Cupertino reveal that Apple shifted over 300,000 iPad tablets on it’s first day of release.
The number includes deliveries of pre-ordered iPads to customers, deliveries to channel partners (Best Buy etc.) and sales at Apple Retail stores. In terms of channel partners, the figure is only from stock the companies have bought, it doesn’t include what they’ve actually sold (yet, we all know they’re gonna sell out like hot cakes!)
Here are some pictures from various Apple stores around America on the iPad launch day! (Boy I wish I was there!)
There was a surprise visitor at the Palo Alto Apple store in California in the form of Steve Jobs! The great man himself made an appearance, talking with customers and even giving a hands-on demo of the device! I can imagine all of the store employees would have been wonderfully shocked as he rocked up in jeans, trainers and a black hoodie over his trademark black mock turtleneck. He clearly sticks to an outfit he loves :)