Reports are trickling in that iPad pre-orders are off to an insane start. Earlier this morning, one user deduced:
We just bought two iPads, about 30 minutes apart. Our order IDs are 10,000 apart. Assuming those order IDs are sequential, and they appear to be, then Apple is selling 20,000 iPads per hour.
Now to be fair, not every order number is necessarily regarding an iPad, but the surge in order numbers is still quite telling. More recently, Victor Castroll of Valcent Financial Group did some investigating of his own, and even accounting for non-iPad orders, he deduced that Apple had processed 50,000 iPad pre-orders in just 2 hours. The iPad is fast becoming some kind of monster, Metallica style.