Now that Apple has started accepting iPad Pre-orders a few hours ago, analysts are watching closely for any sign of iPad Sales graph. Engadget came to a report which suggests that Apple is receiving iPad orders at a rate of somewhere near 20,000 orders per hour. The source estimated this sales figure by placing two orders 30 minutes apart which resulted in Order ID numbers approximately 10,000 apart.
Now, of course, we can’t be sure every order was for an iPad. Apple does sell other stuff. But at 8:30am in the morning on the east coast, my guess is that most of the orders were for iPads.
Fortune is also reporting in a more organized way that Apple received 50,000 orders for iPad in two hours, roughly in line with the earlier estimate.
“51,000 orders in two hours,” announced Victor Castroll shortly after noon. He’s an analyst with Valcent Financial Group and an AAPL Sanity member who, with the blogger-analyst who calls himself deagol, has been monitoring the spreadsheet.
Well these are just estimates and it may also include sales of other iDevices, although it is likely that iPad covers a very substantial portion of them are, given the excitement over Apple’s tablet device and previous launches.
Another thing worth mentioning is that these are not the number of iPad sold but the number of orders and a single order may include multiple iPads. However, Apple has restricted 2 orders max. per person but it certainly not eliminating this effect on the estimates, suggesting that 50,000 iPads in two hours may at least be in the ballpark.
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