I guess you could say Friday’s iPad launch was a success. Apple has not given a breakdown of the sales numbers between the iPad mini and fourth generation iPad, but I’m sure the mini was a popular choice. In total, three million iPads were sold. Wow.
The press release from Apple:
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.”
There’s no question these two new iOS devices are going to be a holiday hit, but how will Apple top this next year? Furthermore, when will they outdo themselves? Will we see another iPad refresh in March? Tim Cook is probably swimming in a pile of money right about now.
Congratulations on the sales, Apple.