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The king of tablets continues its reign

The "iPad train" continues to roll over the competition and bring in massive profits for Apple. Apple announced the fourth generation iPad and the new iPad mini two weeks ago, and both officially launched on Friday.
Today, Apple announced that it sold three million Wi-Fi only fourth generation iPads and iPad minis during the first three days of availability. This is double the figure of the 1.5 million third generation iPads with Wi-Fi that were sold during its launch weekend in March. Unfortunately, Apple doesn't break down the sales mix between the two devices, but we'd assume that the cheaper iPad mini made up the bulk of the sales.
Apple is only talking about Wi-Fi versions of the fourth generation iPad and iPad mini because the LTE version of those tablets won’t ship until mid-November.

“Customers around the world love the new iPad mini and fourth generation iPad,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. “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.”
For those who need a refresher, the iPad mini starts at $329 (16GB), includes an A5 processor, and a 7.9" display with a resolution of 1024x768. The fourth generation iPad looks exactly like its third generation predecessor, but includes a faster A6X processor and a new HD camera for FaceTime.

Source: Apple

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But still continues to lose market share
By Gio6518 on 11/5/2012 12:37:47 PM , Rating: 2
Might be selling well.... But it's going to suffer a smack down from android just like their phones getting being pushed down to 16 percent

Cue Tony with the financial reports

RE: But still continues to lose market share
By Tony Swash on 11/5/12, Rating: 0
By StevoLincolnite on 11/5/2012 4:27:53 PM , Rating: 2
Not entirely accurate tony.

Surface RT sold out and that's not exactly a "Cheap" laptop, you can bet Microsoft had healthy profit margins on those. :)

By StevoLincolnite on 11/5/2012 4:28:24 PM , Rating: 2
I meant Tablet* Not laptop. Derp.

Where is an edit button!? It's been forever.

By retrospooty on 11/5/2012 5:35:29 PM , Rating: 3
"Surface RT sold out and that's not exactly a "Cheap" laptop, you can bet Microsoft had healthy profit margins on those. :)"

You have to forgive Tony. If it doesnt start and end with Apple, he is pretty clueless about it. Especially if it doesn't serve his agenda of making Apple look better than it is. Blinders anyone?

By themaster08 on 11/6/2012 2:07:07 AM , Rating: 2
Cue Tony patiently still waiting for the long heralded Android tablet wave, it's been promised since day one of the iPad and it hasn't arrived yet. Wake me up when it does.
I guess it's time to wake up, Tony...

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