Apple sells 3 million iPads in 3 days

Mon, Nov 5, 2012


Over the past weekend, Apple sold over 3 million iPad Minis and 4th gen iPads. Not too bad for a company that some pundits have alleged is sinking following the recent executive shakeup that saw Scott Forstall get his walking papers.

Apple’s press release reads:

Apple today announced it has sold three million iPads in just three days since the launch of its new iPad 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.

“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.”

 Interestingly, Apple chose not to breakdown the divide between iPad Mini sales and regular iPad sales, but suffice it to say that 3 million units of anything in a weekend is a strong start. Especially when the previous record was just 1.5 million units set by the third generation iPad this past Spring.



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