450,000 iPads sold, 600,000 iBooks, 3.5 million apps downloaded
As part of the iPhone 4.0 sneak preview event today, Steve Jobs announced some numbers about iPad sell-through to date (meaning Saturday to Thursday):
- 450,000 iPads were sold. Best Buy was out of stock and Apple Retail was selling them as fast as they could get them.
- 600,000 iBooks downloaded (which includes free Project Gutenberg titles, no doubt).
- 3.5 million iPad apps download (ditto free apps).
Initial surge and early adoption or not, all in less than a week on the market has to be termed a success.