Shortly after removing the deadbolt on the Apple Store Monday, Apple reported placement of $500,000 in orders during its first 12 hours of business. The online store, which offers build-to-order (BTO) Power Macintosh G3 computers using WebObjects technology acquired by NeXT, shouldered 4.4 million hits during the time period between noon and midnight PST. This is good news, of course, and interim CEO Steve Jobs appropriately gushed in his quote for Apple’s press release. Now we’ll have to wait and see if Apple’s "Think Different" campaign spills over to fulfilling orders and shipping machines on time.
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