Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced that the company has already sold some 450,000 iPads since the multimedia tablet went on sale on April 3rd. Mr. Jobs made the announcement during a special media event in Cupertino where the company is planning on showing off the upcoming iPhone OS 4.0.
About 300,000 iPads were sold on the third during what turned out to be a one-day sales window since most stores were closed on Sunday for the Easter holiday.
The iPad runs iPhone OS 3.2, sports a 9.7-inch multitouch display, runs most iPhone-compatible apps, and includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth compatibility. Because the iPad runs iPhone OS, many new owners are hoping today’s event will include announcements about new iPad software features, such as multi-tasking support.
Be sure to check in with TMO for our live event coverage and information on announcements that come out of today’s special media event.