There are many different reports coming in surrounding the initial numbers from the first day of pre-orders for the iPad. Gizmodo reports CNN as estimating about 120,000 pre-orders made on the first day with a pretty even split between models, Apple Sanity Board who claimed to have been tracking purchases estimated around “50,000 iPads sold in two hours”. Silicon Alley Insider, on the other hand, reported that they think around 20,000 an hour were being ordered. No matter what the finally, official numbers end up being, one thing is for sure, the interest in the iPad isn’t going anywhere soon and the first week’s numbers for iPad sales are probably going to live up to many of the expectations the industry and Apple themselves have for the device.
Mac Daily news reported about iPad pre-oders:
Based on a sampling of 48 orders (for 54 iPads), and not counting units that were reserved but not ordered, the Sanity team estimates:
• Nearly 120,000 iPads sold
• Wi-Fi-only models (avail. Apr. 3) outpaced Wi-Fi + 3G (avila. “late April”) orders 69% to 31%, respectively.
• Storage capacity breakdown: 16GB – 40%, 32GB – 28%, 64GB – 33%