iPad Launches; Sells an Estimated 700,000 on First Day
As we have seen time and again, the hype surrounding Apple product launches starts months before any hardware hits stores. In the case of the iPad, we had been hearing rumors and supposed specifications long before the device even had a name (and before it was confirmed as even existing). Launch day finally hit over the weekend, with many people queueing at Apple stores to get their hands on an iPad, while many others pre-ordered online to have them shipped out on April 3rd. Certain analysts are now predicting that as many as 700,000 iPads could have been sold during the launch on Saturday, while iSuppli reckons Apple could shift upwards of 7 million devices this year alone.
There has been a case of iPad fever in the tech media (as well as plenty more from mainstream sources) and now that the dust is beginning to settle, it seems like a good time to pick out some of the more interesting articles from the sea that have been written. Check out the links below, or if you have been finding the whole furore rather tiresome, then ignore them and be thankful our newsfeed hasn't been chock full of this stuff.
- Gizmodo's iPad App Review Marathon
- iFixit's iPad Tear Down
- Crysis running on iPad.. Sort Of
- iPad Jailbreak action already
- PC World's iPad Stress Tests
Update: Looks like that 700,000 estimate was a little (or a lot) overboard, with Apple itself saying that it moved "over 300,000" iPads up to midnight on Saturday.