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 6:30:19 PM
Wait wait, is this really Retro? Man this post is a let down bro :(
They took a bunch of leftover iPad2 parts, including a two year old CPU, and threw it in a cheap non-retina display form factor. Not impressed.
I'm also not a fan of the 4x3 aspect ratio. My Kindle fits in my coat pockets nicely, the iPad would not. Don't see the point of a smaller tablet that doesn't even increase it's portability, but that's just me.
For $199, I'd be hard pressed to not buy it.
Yeah but it still runs iOS...soooo nah, I'm not hard pressed.
Come on bud, don't pretend to be a moderate now after fighting the good fight so long. Team Droid!!! :)
"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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