New iPad launch record: 3 million fourth gen iPad and iPad minis sold in three days

New iPad launch record: 3 million fourth gen iPad and iPad minis sold in three daysWe have to admit, we were wondering if there’d be much appetite for the fourth gen iPad and iPad mini, arriving just one month after the iPhone 5 and seven months after the third gen iPad.

Well, turns out we were wrong to doubt shiny old Apple, as it’s only gone and set a spanking new launch weekend record.

We’re told that three million units of the fourth gen iPad and iPad mini were sold in the first three days. Not too shabby.

Indeed, that’s all the more impressive considering the figures are based entirely on the Wi-Fi only models. The Wi-Fi + Cellular units will follow later in the month.

And not forgetting stiff competition for the iPad mini in the form of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and the new 32GB Nexus 7.

"Customers around the world love the new iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad," yelled Apple CEO Tim Cook, possibly while lying naked on a bed of money.

"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."

Over on the UK Apple site (remember to scroll down for the apology), iPad mini shipping time is listed as two weeks. Anyone get one?

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5 comments

Stelph  Nov. 6, 2012 at 13:00

"Anyone get one?"
Did you get one?

I have to admit I am slightly staggered by the numbers, the unofficial number of Nexus 7 sold was 3 million in 3 months wasnt it?

I think it just shows the power of Apple and the iPad mini sales also the power of the female logic they appear to be applying, by that I mean people are going

"Wow an iPad 4 costs £399 but an iPad mini costs £269! What a bargain"

rather than

"erm the iPad mini is £100 more than a better specced nexus 7"

StackedMofo  Nov. 6, 2012 at 13:28

Just goes to show, its not just about the spec of the device, its about the quality of the design and the software it runs, and iPad has exactly that.

P04287544  Nov. 6, 2012 at 14:50

Simply Incredible! I'm looking to get hold of one for my uncle's B'day nextweek. What are my chances? Are all retailers sold out??

Guan  Nov. 6, 2012 at 15:48

Simply Incredible! I'm looking to get hold of one for my uncle's B'day nextweek. What are my chances? Are all retailers sold out??

Currys/PC World have stock! Don't forget cashback! Though you could get both an Nexus 7 and an Acer A110 or a Samsung Tab 2 for the same price as one ipad mini!

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/apple-ipad-mini-403-commercial.html

jaybear88  Nov. 6, 2012 at 17:34

Can you really say a single device's record has been beaten the combined sales or a range?

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