Brainstorm Tech is reporting that first day orders of the Apple iPad reached nearly 120,000 units. The numbers are based on figures from an amateur Apple analyst named Daniel Tello. Apple sold a total of 124,596 items in general through their online store. Subtract 16,500 typical daily orders and multiply that by 1.11 which is the average number of iPads each customer pre-ordered, bringing the estimated total to just under 120K.
All three capacities offered 16, 32, and 64 GB models are selling equally; but the Wi-Fi model is outselling the 3G enabled models 69% to 31%. The number sold per day since Friday dropped off sharply with an estimated 150,000 total pre-orders to date.
Tello, who has been accurately estimating Apple sales for five years, says that he believes they will hit the 1 Million mark in the second week after it ships,â€ according to Brainstorm Tech.
In June, 2007, when the first iPhone was released Apple sold 270,000 units in its first 30 hours, according to the company’s own Q3 2007 report. They hit the 1 Million mark 74 days after the first-gen iPhone was released.