Successful Launch to Apple iPads

Published: April 5th 2010
in Economics » Local

Boxes of new Apple iPads are unloaded in the back of an Apple Store on the first day of Apple iPad sales in San Francisco, Saturday, April 3, 2010. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Paul Sakuma)
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Apple says it sold more than 300,000 iPads on Saturday, the day it debuted across the United States. Sales included pre-orders of the iPad, a new type of touch-screen device that blends features of the iPhone, electronic book readers and tablet computers.


The device will go on sale in Canada later this month. Prices start at $499 for iPads that connect to the Internet through Wi-Fi. Apple will sell costlier iPads with cellular data connections later this month. Apple says that iPad owners downloaded over a million applications from its app store and more than 250,000 electronic books Saturday.


Apple's CEO Steve Jobs says the iPad is going to be a game changer. Its shares are down 17 cents to $235.80 in premarket trading.

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