Pre-sales of the Apple iPad rolled in at an initial fast a furious rate of 120,000 units in the first 20 hours of pre-sale on Friday, March 12, but are now slowing, according to reports chronicled by Fortune on CNNMoney.
Apple iPad pre-sales reached about 150,000 for the first three days the iconic iPad became available for pre-order, based on some heavy math by a well-regarded Venezuelan blogger/analyst Daniel Tello. It seems orders have slowed from an initial 51,000 in two hours on Friday to an estimated 1,000 per hour, according to Tello’s analysis of data on Investor Village’s AAPL Sanity board. But still, the iPad is on track to garner ½ million pre-orders before sales start on April 3, expects Tello. He forecasts Apple will sell one million iPads by the second week of shipments. Not bad for a device that starts at $499 (WiFi only version).
Also, as predicted, sales of the WiFi version are outpacing those of the pricier 3G version which starts at $629.
Source: Fortune on CNNMoney