Apple Announces 3 Million iPads And iPad Minis Sold During Launch Weekend


The iPad mini lines have been nowhere near as big as expected.
The iPad mini lines have been nowhere near as big as expected.

Apple’s much-anticipated iPad mini went on sale last Friday alongside the new fourth-generation iPad, and the Cupertino company just announced 3 million units were sold during the launch weekend alone — breaking its previous iPad launch record.

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.

Unfortunately, Apple didn’t tell us how those sales were divided between the two devices. CEO Tim Cook did reveal, however, that customers love the company’s latest iPads: “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.”

The new iPad and iPad mini are currently on sale in 34 countries worldwide, including the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and the U.K. Later this year, it will extend its international rollout to “many more countries,” including China.

Source: Apple