Apple Sells Over 300,000 iPads on First Day

Apple announced this morning that they had sold over 300,000 iPads on the first day. The sales included deliveries of pre-ordered iPads as well as direct sales at Apple Retail Stores and shipments to channel partners. Apple also announced that over one million apps from Apple's App Store and 250,000 ebooks from the iBookstore were downloaded.

"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."

The announcement of official numbers reveal that analyst predictions reported on Saturday were off by a factor of two.