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Apple Moves Over 300,000 iPads on Launch Day

In some of the more populated locations, hundreds of customers queued outside of Apple Stores waiting for them to open on Saturday for the first day sale of the iPad.

Thanks to pre-orders that numbered in the hundreds of thousands, Apple today announced that it sold over 300,000 iPads in the U.S. as of midnight Saturday, April 3. This number is a sum of the pre-orders, deliveries to channel partners such as Best Buy and sales at Apple Retail Stores. Apple also announced that iPad users downloaded over one million apps from Apple's App Store and over 250,000 ebooks from its iBookstore during the first day.

"It feels great to have the iPad launched into the world -- it's going to be a game changer," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "iPad users, on average, downloaded more than three apps and close to one book within hours of unpacking their new iPad."

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