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Apple Sells 300,000 iPads First Day

Nine banks have already ported their mobile applications to the iPad App Store.

Apple today announced that it sold over 300,000 iPads in the U.S. as of midnight Saturday, April 3. These sales included deliveries of pre-ordered iPads to customers, deliveries to channel partners and sales at Apple retail stores. Apple also announced that iPad users downloaded over one million apps from Apple's App Store and over 250,000 ebooks from its iBookstore during the first day.

"It feels great to have the iPad launched into the world—it's going to be a game changer," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO, in a statement. "iPad users, on average, downloaded more than three apps and close to one book within hours of unpacking their new iPad."

Several banks, including Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo, USAA, Citi, PNC, U.S. Bank, SunTrust and BB&T, have mobile banking applications listed in Apple's iPad App Store. However, it is unclear whether these applications differ from the banks' existing iPhone-formatted applications.

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