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Sales of Apples iOS devices continue to soar the roof

Although some called Apple’s third generation iPad a relatively “modest” update to its popular predecessor, sales for its opening weekend were through the roof. Apple announced this afternoon that 3 million iPads since have been sold since it was officially launched on Friday morning.
 
It took the original iPad nearly three months to reach the 3 million mark, while Apple sold around 1 million iPad 2s during its first few days of availability.
 
“The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold?the strongest iPad launch yet,” said Philip Schiller, Apple SVP 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.”

To put those numbers into perspective, Samsung -- third place in tablet sales behind Apple and Amazon -- shipped a mere 1.5 million Android-based tablets during all of Q4 2011 according to IDC.


Sources: Apple, IDC



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REALLY ?
By Dr of crap on 3/20/2012 10:13:13 AM , Rating: 2
Does it REALLY matter how much you sell in the first - insert time here ?

It's like movies. IF they don't have a banner first week then it's a flop. Back when I was a kid movies lastest months at the theater.

And I do not rush to be one of the first to see a movie or get the lastest iWhatever.




RE: REALLY ?
By Pendergast on 3/20/2012 5:36:03 PM , Rating: 2
It only matters that you can somewhat extrapolate final numbers based on the initial opening demand.


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