A week before its release, online orders for the iPad averaged about 7,000 a day
Pre-orders for Apple's (AAPL) tablet computer held steady a week before its April 3 release.
According to an update posted Friday morning -- two weeks to the day after Apple began accepting online orders -- an estimated 240,000 iPads had been pre-ordered for delivery.
Daniel Tello, who has been tracking order numbers submitted by volunteers, notes that this MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 26, 2010 11:25 AM ET
The rate slows to 5,000 per day as Apple offers school discounts and begins accepting apps
It's been a busy week for the iPad.
It started off with a bang, as Apple (AAPL) racked up pre-orders at the rate of more than 25,000 units per hour early Friday March 12, according to the team tracking order numbers at Investor Village's AAPL Sanity board.
By Sunday, the initial frenzy had cooled. The pre-order rate MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 20, 2010 3:33 PM ET
On track to reach 200,000 units one week after Apple began taking orders online
After an initial flood of pent-up demand and some ups and downs over the first weekend, pre-orders for the iPad tablet computer are now averaging 10,000 per day, according to Daniel Tello, a Venezuelan blogger-analyst who writes about Apple (AAPL) using the pseudonym Deagol.
Tello has been tracking order numbers submitted by volunteers since March 12 at 8:30 MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 18, 2010 6:44 AM ET
A rough three-day estimate, based on an analysis of order numbers: 152,000 units
After the initial burst of excitement on Friday that saw iPad pre-orders coming in at the rate of 25,000 per hour, there was a dramatic fall-off over the weekend.
According to Daniel Tello, the Venezuelan blogger-analyst who has been tracking order numbers submitted by volunteers at Investor Village's AAPL Sanity board, orders on Saturday and Sunday slowed to an MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 15, 2010 5:17 AM ET
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