Apple sells 3 million iPad mini and iPad 4th generation in three days

Following the pattern of announcing sale numbers of its newly released devices during the launch weekend, Apple has revealed the number of iPad mini and iPad 4th generation units the company sold in first three days after the devices went on sale. Apple has announced that it sold 3 million iPad units in the first three days of their launch. The company announced that this number only comprises of Wi-Fi only models as the cellular models are yet to go on sale.

The figure of three million includes both iPad mini and iPad 4th generation models. Apple has not revealed the separate sale numbers for these devices. In the press release the company also announced that both these new devices have doubled the previous weekend sale record of any iPad launch which was 1.5 million, held by iPad 3rd generation’s Wi-Fi model.


Apple Sells Three Million iPads in Three Days

Wi-Fi Only Models of New iPad mini & Fourth Generation iPad Double Previous First Weekend Sales

CUPERTINO, California—November 5, 2012—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.”

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

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.


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