OK… I admit it. I got sucked into the hype just like everybody else… shame on me! Looks like the original estimates of 600-700 thousand iPads sold over the weekend were a “tad high”, with the number actually coming in a little over 300K. This includes the pre-orders. Still a pretty dang impressive number, but doesn’t blow the iPhone numbers out of the water like I originally thought. What was impressive was the 1,000,000+ apps downloaded over the weekend. Isn’t technology great! In such a short time a wealth of really cool applications can be developed that do so many useful (hmmm…) things for us!
What I’m really anxious to see is the uptake on iBooks. 250,000 for the first weekend was also pretty impressive. Now it’s time to see if people really like the iPad as a book reader. I still believe this could be the biggest selling point for the device – at least until Apple announces some nifty new features! Stay tuned.