According to Apple’s own PR page, it sold over 300,000 iPads in the US as of midnight Saturday, April 3, 2010. (So, technically, with stores opening or deliveries beginning around 9:00 or 10:00 am and assuming 16 hours of store sales, that is more than 18,750 iPads an hour or over 312 per minute or a little more than 5 per second.) This includes in store sales, pre-ordered iPads and deliveries to channel partners.
Interestingly, this is more than the approximately 270,000 original iPhones sold in the first 30 hours of availability.
When presenting in Keynote from your iPad, instead of carrying around a laser pointer, use your finger.
The laser pointer tool in Keynote lets you accentuate your point with the effect of a laser light pointer, with a comet like trail.
To activate the pointer, touch and hold anywhere on your iPad screen. A red-and-white point appears beneath your finger. While holding your finger down, trace your finger to the point(s) you want to emphasize and the laser pointer follows. Lift your finger to turn off the pointer and resume.
Apple’s iTunes store now has apps available for download for the iPad. You can begin downloading now, even without an iPad. Interestingly, a couple of apps mention being compatible with iPhone OS 3.2…which, as of now, is not out. So, look for an iPhone OS update soon.
Of course, Apple Inc.’s own iWork apps Keynote, Pages and Numbers are available at $9.99 each already.
How much will you spend before you even have an iPad in hand?