Apple sells more than 300,000 iPads on day one

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Cupertino, Calif.—Apple Corp. announced Monday that it sold more than 300,000 iPads in the U.S. on Saturday, the day the e-reader device became available for purchase. That total included preordered iPads, deliveries to channel partners and sales at Apple Retail Stores, according to the company.

Apple also said that iPad users downloaded more than 1 million apps from Apple’s App Store and more than 250,000 e-books from its iBookstore.

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

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