Apple’s iPad, the latest great hope for media companies, popped into stores Saturday. Fortunately for the likes of NPR and ABC, media applications sold quite well, according to a report in today’s Wall Street Journal.
Many of the companies who trumpeted their apps’ completion ahead of the iPad’s debut ranked among the top downloads. ABC, USA Today, The New York Times, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, BBC News, Bloomberg, the Associated Press, Time magazine and Popular Science all rank in “the lists of top-25 free and paid iPad apps,” says the Journal, and ABC’s app is second only to Apple’s iBooks among free downloads.
Apparently, one in ten iPad users also downloaded the NPR app. No word yet on how many have bought a latte since purchasing the Apple tablet.