Apple announces 3 million iPads sold during launch weekend

Mon, Mar 19, 2012


Well, Tim Cook certainly wasn’t lying today when he said Apple’s new iPad saw a record breaking weekend. Not long ago, Apple issued a press release announcing that they’ve sold 3 million of their Retina Display enabled iPads since it first launched this past Friday.

Apple today announced it has sold three million of its incredible new iPad, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a stunning new Retina™ display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video, and still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life* while remaining amazingly thin and light. iPad Wi-Fi + 4G supports ultrafast 4G LTE networks in the US and Canada, and fast networks around the world including those based on HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA.**

“The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold―the strongest iPad launch yet,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Customers are loving the incredible new features of iPad, including the stunning Retina display, and we can’t wait to get it into the hands of even more customers around the world this Friday.”

Putting the figure into context, it took Apple 28 days to hit the 1 million mark with the original iPad. The tablet market, at this point, is the iPad.

The iPad 3rd generation is currently available in 12 countries and is poised to go on sale in 24 more countries this coming Friday on march 23.


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