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New iPad Sales Top 3 Million in Under 4 Days

Apple announced today that it has sold 3 million new iPads in less the four days of availability, calling it the "strongest iPad launch yet."

CUPERTINO, California―March 19, 2012―Apple® today announced it has sold three million of its incredible new iPad®, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a stunning new Retina™ display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight® camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video, and still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life* while remaining amazingly thin and light. iPad Wi-Fi + 4G supports ultrafast 4G LTE networks in the US and Canada, and fast networks around the world including those based on HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA.**

“The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold―the strongest iPad launch yet,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Customers are loving the incredible new features of iPad, including the stunning Retina display, and we can't wait to get it into the hands of even more customers around the world this Friday.”
Apple didn't announce first weekend sales numbers for the iPad 2 as they were in extremely short supply, but the company sold more than 300,000 of the original iPad on its first day, and it took 28 days to move the first million iPads.

The iPhone 4S sold 4 million units in its first weekend, with a much lower (to the customer) price point and wider availability. Considering the tremendous success Apple has seen with the iPhone 4S, the launch of the iPad 3 was very strong indeed.

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95 months ago
If you listen very carefully you can hear Samsung crying in the corner :p
Rating: 51 Votes
95 months ago
Umm. I thought sales were sluggish. One would think that by reading all the stupid threads here.
Rating: 43 Votes
95 months ago
That's alot of iPads :) I'm sure everyone is enjoying them, I know I am.
Rating: 37 Votes
95 months ago
1.5 to 2 billion in revenue in 4 days. Think about that.
Rating: 34 Votes
95 months ago
Where are all those who were claiming that demand had died off for iPads now?
Rating: 33 Votes
95 months ago
But... But..

All the threads I read about how interest in iPad was dying just because of no lines at retail.

How can this be?!

Rating: 27 Votes
95 months ago
I predicted this

Call me an analyst lol
Rating: 25 Votes
95 months ago
Haters gonna hate. :apple:
Rating: 24 Votes
95 months ago

If you listen very carefully you can hear Samsung crying in the corner :p

But if you listen more carefully, samsung isn't crying due to iPad's sales number. Because in fact Samsung is happy as a bird and has just sold 3 millions retina display that comes with the iPad :p
Rating: 22 Votes
95 months ago

That is a disappointing number to me considering it's for all 10 launch countries and all are among the largest in the world on a GNP and per capita income basis. Recall the original iPad sold 300K opening weekend, and that was just for two days since it was a Saturday launch and one country, the U.S.

Yesterday I said it was a red flag that Apple chose today to announce its dividend and buyback program. It looks like I may be right and that they were trying to bury the iPad launch sales #s and protect the stock value, esp. given the timing of when each was announced, one at market open, the other after market closed.

Are you mad?
Rating: 20 Votes

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