Posted On November 5, 2012 By In Apple News, Featured With 213 Views

Apple Sold Three Million New iPads In Three Days

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Yep, you’ve read that right. The Cupertino-based company had announced today that they sold three million iPads in three days.

This number appears to include iPad mini and 4th Generation iPad sold over the weekend. Apple did not provide a breakdown of how much of each devices were sold.

These numbers will reassured Apple’s faithfuls who are just a bit concern about Samsung’s recent announcements of three million Galaxy Note 11 sold in 40 days and 30 Million Galaxy SIII smartphones sold in 150 days.

This what Tim Cook had to say on Apple’s achievement:

[quote] Customers around the world love the new iPad mini and fourth generation iPad. We set a new launch weekend record and practically sold out of iPad minis. We’re working hard to build more quickly to meet the incredible demand.[/quote]

This feat is even more amzaing given that the new iPads are only available in 34 countries with China and other countries to follow later this year.

In the case of the iPad mini, only the Wi-Fi version of tablet is been shipped, the Wi-Fi plus cellular version  is expected in the next few weeks.

 

Press Release: 

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iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular and fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be available in the US on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon in a few weeks. iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be offered for a suggested retail price of $459 (US) for the 16GB model, $559 (US) for the 32GB model and $659 (US) for the 64GB model. Fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular for AT&T, Sprint and Verizon will be offered for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model. Additionally, iPad 2 is available at $399 (US) for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and just $529 (US) for the 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G model where they are sold now.

iPad mini with Wi-Fi comes in either white & silver or black & slate, and is available in the US for a suggested retail price of $329 (US) for the 16GB model, $429 (US) for the 32GB model and $529 (US) for the 64GB model. Fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi models are available in black or white for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for the 64GB model. Both iPad mini and fourth generation iPad are available from the Apple Online Store ( www.apple.com ), Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

Pricing & Availability

Both iPad mini and the new fourth generation iPad with Retina display are available in 34 countries including the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and the UK, and will be available in many more countries later this year, including mainland China. Demand for iPad mini exceeded the initial supply and while many of the pre-orders have been shipped to customers, some are scheduled to be shipped later this month.

The new iPad mini features a stunning 7.9-inch Multi-Touch(TM) display, FaceTime(R) HD and iSight(R) cameras, ultrafast wireless performance* and an incredible 10 hours of battery life**. The new fourth generation iPad features a gorgeous 9.7-inch Retina(TM) display, new Apple-designed A6X chip, FaceTime HD camera and ultrafast wireless performance.

“Customers around the world love the new iPad mini and fourth generation iPad,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We set a new launch weekend record and practically sold out of iPad minis. We’re working hard to build more quickly to meet the incredible demand.”

Apple(R) today announced it has sold three million iPads in just three days since the launch of its new iPad(R) mini and fourth generation iPad–double the previous first weekend milestone of 1.5 million Wi-Fi only models sold for the third generation iPad in March. The Wi-Fi + Cellular versions of both iPad mini and fourth generation iPad will ship in a few weeks in the US and in many more countries later this year.

Apple Sells Three Million iPads in Three Days

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Source: Apple

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Storm is a technology enthusiast, who resides in the UK. He enjoys reading and writing about technology.

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