Apple Announces 3M Fourth Generation Wi-Fi iPads, iPad Minis Sold in 3 Days
November 5, 2012 12:01 PM
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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.
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RE: This is good.
11/5/2012 1:12:15 PM
Ya, but that is like cars... Different people, different wants and needs. I find a 10 inch tablet too big. If I am going to lug that around, I will just get a laptop and be fully functional. The 7 inch is a good size for portability and ease of use to many people. Also, think about the size of an average notepad that you might take to a meeting to take notes... Think about how big a paperback book is. Both teh same appx size as a 7 incher... Perfect size for e-readers.
"A lot of people pay zero for the cellphone ... That's what it's worth." -- Apple Chief Operating Officer Timothy Cook
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