Apple Sells 3 Million iPads in 3 Days
Apple decided to give us a little glimpse into early sales of the iPad Mini and the fourth generation iPad, both of which went on sale last Friday, and so far the the results have been pretty good. The company said that it sold three million iPads, which includes every model it currently offers, in just three days — twice as many iPad sales as on the opening weekend when the third generation iPad was released in March.
From Apple’s Press Release:
“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.”
Both iPad mini and the new fourth generation iPad with Retina display are available in 34 countries including the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and the UK, and will be available in many more countries later this year, including mainland China. Demand for iPad mini exceeded the initial supply and while many of the pre-orders have been shipped to customers, some are scheduled to be shipped later this month.
Such a high demand in iPads has resulted in a supply shortage, with some pre-orders only set to be delivered late this month. Apple haven’t yet informed anyone what it’s planning to do, so for those of you with a preordered iPad Mini or fourth generation iPad, it looks like you’re just going to have to wait.