iPad Sales on Course to Double Estimates

Some 700K sold already, analysts estimate
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2010 3:48 AM CDT
Updated Apr 5, 2010 7:35 AM CDT
iPad Sales on Course to Double Estimates
Milo Kahmey, left, 12, holds his new Apple iPad as his brother, Lyle Kahmey, 9, wears an iPad billboard in San Francisco on Saturday.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Sales of the iPad appear to be on course to double and even triple estimates, Bloomberg reports. Initial sales may already have reached some 700,000 units, according to a Minneapolis analyst firm that had predicted sales of a mere 200,000. People waited at outlets across the nation in long lines to buy the iPad as sales began Saturday, and Apple appeared to be able to keep up with skyrocketing demand.
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