New iPad Launches to 'Record Weekend' in Sales

newipad2
During today's financial conference call, one analyst asked if Apple would be issuing a press release about last weekend's launch sales numbers for the iPad. Apple refocused the conversation back on their dividend announcement but did reveal that they had a "record weekend" and were "thrilled with it."

Apple launched the new iPad in 10 countries on Friday, March 16th. The iPad saw long lines in some areas, though Apple was able to retain stock in many U.S. locations. Apple has yet to release actual sales numbers for the initial launch. The initial iPad sold 300,000 units in the first day and went on to sell 1 million units by 28 days. The iPad 2 initial sales numbers were never released, though long lines and sales shortages were common in the weeks after its launch.

Popular Stories

6chatgpt mac app

5 Reasons to Use OpenAI's ChatGPT App for Mac

Thursday May 23, 2024 6:07 am PDT by
On May 13, OpenAI during its Spring Update announced that it would be releasing a desktop ChatGPT app for the Mac in the "coming weeks," and said that ahead of a wider launch it had started rolling out the app to some ChatGPT Plus subscribers. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. After testing the app for a few days, we thought it was worth sharing some reasons why...
new best buy blue

Best Buy's Memorial Day Sale Has Record Low Prices on iPads, MacBooks, and Much More

Friday May 24, 2024 7:12 am PDT by
Best Buy today kicked off its Memorial Day weekend sale, and it has some of the best prices we've tracked in weeks on iPads and MacBooks. Specifically, you'll find record low prices on the 5th generation iPad Air, iPad mini 6, M2 MacBook Air, and M3 MacBook Pro. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment,...
macOS 15 Feature

macOS 15 System Settings to Get Design Overhaul

Thursday May 23, 2024 12:51 pm PDT by
With the macOS 15 update that is set to debut at WWDC in June, Apple plans to rearrange "menus and app UIs," according to a report from AppleInsider. The System Settings app, which was last updated with macOS Ventura, will get one of the biggest updates. With macOS Ventura, Apple renamed the System Preferences app to System Settings, introducing a design similar to the Settings app on the...
iPhone 16 Pro Max Generic Feature 2

5 Biggest Changes Rumored for iPhone 16 Pro Max

Tuesday May 21, 2024 7:29 am PDT by
Given Apple's rumored plan to add an all-new high-end tier to its iPhone 17 series in 2025, this could be the year for Apple to bring its boldest "Pro Max" model to the table — the kind of iPhone 16 upgrade that stands tall above its siblings, both figuratively and literally. If you have been holding out for the iPhone 16 Pro Max, here are five of the biggest changes rumored to be coming...

Top Rated Comments

Caliber26 Avatar
159 months ago
Don't underestimate the power of Retina.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
soco Avatar
159 months ago
I think their supply being higher this year made it seem like it wasn't selling as well.

Clearly this isn't the case. Blockbuster release as usual. :D
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PhoneI Avatar
159 months ago
I would argue that Apple has kinda saturated the market and your average joe blow is not going to buy the ipad 3, if they have a 2.

I would argue that you are incorrect. There was no iPad 2 pre-orders. Therefore everybody had to wait in line.

We will know soon, but I bet the sales were in the millions.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Gregintosh Avatar
159 months ago
Apple typically talks about units sold and not shipped, so I am sure they will have some statistics for that.

Maybe they are also waiting for the scalpers to return their hoards of units so that they can report how many actually went out to customers.

It would be kind of dubious to say that they sold 1,000,000 units on day 1 and call that a big success when in reality many scalpers got 10-20 units each and are returning them as the days move on.

My personal estimate is that they sold at least 1 or 2 million on launch day, with most of those being pre-orders.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JGowan Avatar
159 months ago
I've bought before (iPads 1 & 2) -- but this time I decided the wife and I didn't need to share anymore and got 2 of them on Saturday. We were prepared to leave the store disappointed with a "we're out of that model", but the Apple said "We have every model in stock". $2100 later we left the store.

2 - 64GB Black; Verizon 4G LTE; 1 blue smart cover; 1 red smart cover; 2 AppleCare+ Coverage; 1 huge credit card bill!

Fortunately, we're getting $2200 back from Uncle Sam on our taxes. Thanks, Sam!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dukeblue91 Avatar
159 months ago
No lines for the "new" ipad 2s/3!

There was no need for lines as they had pre orders and huge amount of stock at the beginning this time around.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)