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Oh, early adopters—Apple announced that the company sold more than 300,000 iPads and users downloaded over 1,000,000 apps and 250,000 eBooks on launch day in the United States. Our sister site covered the monster device's release day in New York City. Look at all those people queued up outside the Apple stores! It was iPandemonium! At least the weather was nice. Did you get an iPad? What did you download? [Mashable, RNY]