Anyone who thought that iPad’s were going to continue to fly off the proverbial shelves as fast as they were during the first day were clearly smoking something. Hey, the worlds excited, we get that! But, continuing to sell 120,000 iPads per day is a tall order.

Anyone who follows Apple releases knows that there is a giant early adopter community, and when they’re paired up with journalists, and bloggers, it become quite evident why so many of the iPads were being locked up (at a rate of 25,000 per hour). We have a vested interest in getting our hands on these devices first.

Daniel Tello speculates that the sales rate should drop to about 30,000 sales per weekday and around half of that during weekends, which seems like a more sustainable rate of sale. Keep in mind that these numbers are best-guestimates, and based on the belief that Apple’s using sequential order id’s on iPad purchases.

Whether the pre-order rate continues it’s high volume remains to be seen, but one thing’s for certain, people trust Apple.

Can you think of any other company that has consumers lining up to buy a product that hasn’t been released to the general public? You can call it fanboism if you want, but it’s still pretty damn impressive.

Chart Credit: Daniel Tello

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