Did anyone really doubt that the iPad Mini would have a huge debut? Seriously, that’s like doubting that the sun will rise in the morning.
Anywho, Apple announced today that 3 million iPads were sold over the weekend. The number includes both the iPad Mini and the 4th Gen iPad but I can’t help but think that the majority of that number has to be the Mini.
As a previous owner of the iPad 3rd Gen, I was mightily upset over how quick a 4th was announced and release. I can’t see much upgrading going on with this one but who knows?
All I know is that I know plenty of people who have been waiting for an iPad Mini since the first one came out and they can’t be an uncommon folk.
Here’s a piece of their official press release talking about the huge weekend:
Apple(R) today announced it has sold three million iPads in just three days since the launch of its new iPad(R) 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.
“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.”
The new iPad mini features a stunning 7.9-inch Multi-Touch(TM) display, FaceTime(R) HD and iSight(R) cameras, ultrafast wireless performance* and an incredible 10 hours of battery life**. The new fourth generation iPad features a gorgeous 9.7-inch Retina(TM) display, new Apple-designed A6X chip, FaceTime HD camera and ultrafast wireless performance.
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.