iPad frenzy: Apple hits 3 million sales in three days


WiFi only models of iPad mini and fourth generation iPad hit double previous first weekend sales

Apple has announced it has sold three million iPads in three days since the launch of its new iPad 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 company claimed it had sold out of iPad mini's after unprecedented demand. Pre-orders surpassed the initial supply, so some customers will have to wait till later this month to receive their device.

The Wi-Fi and mobile 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 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 7.9 inch multi touch display, FaceTime HD and iSight cameras, 4G LTE wireless connectivity where it is available and compatible around the world, plus 10 hours of battery life. The new fourth generation iPad features a 9.7 inch Retina display, new Apple-designed A6X chip, FaceTime HD camera and again, 4G LTE performance where available.

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.


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