Apple sells 3 million iPads over the weekend

Following Wi-Fi-only iPad mini and fourth-gen iPad launch, Cupertino company doubles sales of third-generation Wi-Fi-only models in March.

Apple had a busy and successful weekend. The company announced today that it sold 3 million Wi-Fi-only iPad models over the weekend, doubling the previous record of 1.5 million Wi-Fi-only versions sold during the launch weekend of the third-generation 4G model in March.

Unlike in March, Apple had two new products on sale this weekend: the iPad mini and the fourth-generation iPad. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, the company is "practically sold out" of iPad minis, and he noted that the firm is working to meet demand.

Apple did not provide specific sales figures for each model.

The Wi-Fi-only iPad mini model is available now beginning at $330. It features a 7.9-inch display and 10 hours of battery life. A Wi-Fi/4G model will go on sale November 16 for $460. As for the fourth-generation iPad, that device boasts a 9.7-inch screen and a new A6X chip. It is currently available beginning at $500.

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LandauTST
LandauTST

In other related news: I made TWO poops yesterday. Details to follow...(no not really).

quebec946
quebec946

if my fans were that stupid, i would commit suicide.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

Stereotypical responses here. Everyone claiming their brand is the best or someone else's is the worst. For what? To justify your reasoning for your personal purchases?

 

This is no different than my blog about console wars (http://www.gamespot.com/users/Hvac0120/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25764489). 

 

Each mobile OS has features that are attractive to different people. There is nothing with iOS, Android or Windows Phone.

 

iOS has the biggest library of high quality software.

Android is the most customizable

Windows Phone is the best integrated

 

Those are generic statements about each, but is a general idea of what each offers. Stop warring over which is better because what is better for you isn't necessarily better for someone else.

 

Apple products are expensive. Always have been. People aren't stupid for paying premium for Apple products. People are just willing to spend the extra money on what they think will be a better device for them. If you save money for yourself getting a cheaper device that works better for you, then good for you. Enjoy it and stop wasting time raining on everyone else's parade. 

FollowY0urBliss
FollowY0urBliss

Surprise surprise.  The Apple drones would camp overnight to be the first to buy a turd as long as it came from Apple.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

I'm starting to think Apple will form a government or religion.

LAKobe8
LAKobe8

Uh oh! I do believe I smell raging, jealous and looney droid fans!! Apple rules the world. Get over it kids.

toddx77
toddx77

Apple fans.  They call religion a scam, but buy every new Apple product on launch day lol.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

That's somewhere around 1 billion dollars spent on useless junk. Thank you, rich folk, for making some other rich bloke richer!

okassar
okassar

I'm getting the Microsoft Surface when the price goes down a bit.

Pineapple_Head
Pineapple_Head

The important part of this article is that it brings awareness to how many people in our society actually have brain tumours. 3 million people over the weekend developing cancerous intracranial neoplasms is unacceptable.

 

Thankfully, more articles like this will increase public awareness and will, hopefully, increase pressure on the World Health Organization and pharmaceutical companies to develop a vaccine.

 

Together, we can work on a brain-tumour-free society, world, and future.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

What is wrong with u people!

Dont buy this cr*p!

Your the reason Apple's greed for world domination continues!

Tauu
Tauu

I'm very excited about the iPad Mini. It's the perfect compromise between the huge iPad and tiny iPod Touch. Once the 2nd gen iPad Mini is announced I'll have my money ready. :)

silverbj
silverbj

I like apple devices, they have a top design , good hardware, good app support, good and easy interface, and they are status item of our capitalist society, if you have them, you have money.  

 

In some tech critera they are arguable better in orthers arguable worse, in the end, it all falls down to the taste and to how well a company markets itself among the masses.

 

I congrant apple for it success on fighting the capitalist fight, and I am part of its wagon, until somethign beterr (to my taste) comes out.  

 

 

LAKobe8
LAKobe8

iOS app store = 350,000+ apps. Android = 85,000+ ... Nexus 7 feels like a chunk of plastic, and it doesn't stop there -- The apps are blown up, clunky droid phone apps. You lose.

LAKobe8
LAKobe8

 @DiscGuru101 I'm starting to think you droid loons just need to accept defeat and go home.

FollowY0urBliss
FollowY0urBliss

 @LAKobe8

 See, that's what I'm talking about. I actually had a discussion with a few of my friends the other day about how the Apple fans are the most rabid and defensive (I'll leave out the other bad things lol) about their products.  More so than the fans of any other product or company out there. I mean, it's crazy.

Daian
Daian

@Tauu It's Krapple so that would be next Tuesday.

FollowY0urBliss
FollowY0urBliss

 @LAKobe8

 See? my original reply to you got deleted, even though it contained no insults, no profanity, or anything bad at all. I told you they're rabid. There must be a mod that loves apple.

FollowY0urBliss
FollowY0urBliss

 @LAKobe8

 Who said anything about Android vs iOS? I didn't.

 

Products being released that are technologically obsolete, yet cost FAR, FAR more then they should because they are aesthetically appealing and "cool". = Lame.

abnergoinbig
abnergoinbig

 @LAKobe8  @DiscGuru101 As much as I love my Iphone, I hate the way the crazy apple fans act. I own a macbook and iPhone 4 but I'm not going to get mad at others opinions, even though most of them are facts.

Orgil220
Orgil220

@LAKobe8 Sooo defensive at Apple, i figure you must own every apple products to go on out like that

LAKobe8
LAKobe8

 @FollowY0urBliss Defensive? Stating facts about droids tablets having blown up phone apps is being defensive? Are you that desperate to attempt to prove me wrong? I'm still waiting to hear your opinion on the shitty ass, clunky blown up phone apps. 

Tauu
Tauu

 @Daian  @Tauu Nice, as long as it comes with an A6 processor. :)

FollowY0urBliss
FollowY0urBliss

 @Soundaholic92  @LAKobe8

 I didn't mean that aesthetics aren't important, because they are in most cases... I was trying to say that most of apple products are lame, and how it's lame that apple producs are actually being a status symbol for a person. The first part is my opinion, of course. lol

 

 But yes, looks are very important (in most cases) for a product to sell well.  For example, Nintendo, MS, and Sony try to make their consoles sleek and appealing to the eye.

 

  However, there are a few instances where people will overlook somethings aesthetics if it's worth it function-wise.  For instance, the pc case i bought is hideous. But it has it all. Excellent cooling, more space than the average car garage, and so on. (exaggerating on the space, but w/e)

 

I guess it all depends on what a person is looking for when they make their purchase: Form or function.

Soundaholic92
Soundaholic92

 @FollowY0urBliss  @LAKobe8 I don't see how it's lame. Tech or not, good aesthetics play a very substantial role in the success of any products, and using a device that you think looks good does enhance your experience. Lots of time and money is spent on refining a device's looks in the development process. And if they knew a device could sell more because of its aesthetics, of course they would price it accordingly, because why the hell not? The "ugly as hell but powerful and functional" concept doesn't work for consumer electronics

FollowY0urBliss
FollowY0urBliss

 @LAKobe8

 I don't HATE apple, but I'll be honest, I don't care for them.  And I'm DEFINITELY not a "droid loon".  You're only further proving my point about apple fans.

LAKobe8
LAKobe8

 @FollowY0urBliss You left out "superior" and "prettier" and "better made" It's basically plastic versus aluminum man.. And don't even give me the whole innocence act here. Cleeeaaarly you're a droid loon with your apple hating ways. Shame on you for being on the inferior side.

LAKobe8
LAKobe8

 @davsonamission Really? Then why did it sell 3 million over the weekend? Breaking the iPad 3rd Gens record? :]

davsonamission
davsonamission

 @LAKobe8 

The problem is ...Apple is known for innovative products this is not in anyway and not only that they really did over price the thing I am sorry but almost double the competitions price not the smartest move. The next generation in 6months to a year from now might dominate, but right now it just blends in with a larger price tag...

LAKobe8
LAKobe8

 @davsonamission The iPad mini is a smaller, just as powerful product as the iPad. It runs both iPhone and iPad apps and has the same resolution as the iPad 2. Sure, the droid loons are going to bawl and cry about "NO RETINA" but the fact of the matter is, it's generally just as light as the iPhone 5 and between the sized of iPad and iPhone. Basically what you have is iPhone portability with a very solid sized screen that doesn't take anything away from it's mobility. And when you throw in the same 10 hour battery as the original iPad, you've got yourself one hell of a mobile device.

davsonamission
davsonamission

Idk what the hell happened to my comment (disappeared?) but regardless...yes Apple has more tablet optimized apps (which will no longer be an issue in the coming year), and yes IOS has a history of stability, but its simply because that all apple products are locked down... and really your concerned about the appearance of the item that much then the ipad is just perfect for you ...i cant warrant paying $130 more for this product plain and simple. The 10" Apple Ipad is a slam dunk it is hands down the best 10" tablet on the market but the mini its not the most stellar example of an apple product even you have to admit that.

LAKobe8
LAKobe8

 @davsonamission Blown up phone apps do not count man.. I'm assuming since you're acting extremely dumb and loonish toward android that you own one. The blown up phone apps look completely horrific on a tablet. And yes, I've used both products. Android applications just generally feel cheapier opposed to the iOS app store. Every single droid I've held has felt like cheap plastic and a certain clunkiness that you simply do not experience on Apple products.

FollowY0urBliss
FollowY0urBliss

 @abnergoinbig  @LAKobe8  @DiscGuru101

 Exactly. The hardcore Apple fanboys are the worst of all fanboys, in my opinion. They're like rabid dogs. Like, you don't even have to really bash Apple. If you even SLIGHTLY critcize an Apple product in any way, it's fanboys will seriously FLIP OUT.

Soundaholic92
Soundaholic92

 @FollowY0urBliss  @LAKobe8 I own devices from all 3 ecosystems and I'm not a hardcore fan of neither of them, but I feel bad for Apple fans for having to be on the same side as you :/. With people with that sort of overly defensive and ignorant mindset, it's not hard to see why Apple fans are stereotyped as mindless idiots

FollowY0urBliss
FollowY0urBliss

 @LAKobe8

 I don't own an Android!! LOL  Jeez man, you're VERY defensive, and apparently, also in denial. 

LAKobe8
LAKobe8

Once again, you're only proving me right by avoiding major issues with Android. I'm not getting defensive, I'm only trying to save you from your ignorant self here. You get what you pay for. Apple products are the cream of the crop when it comes electronics these days.

FollowY0urBliss
FollowY0urBliss

 @LAKobe8

 No, I meant defensive like when someone says something bad about Apple, the Apple fans COMPLETELY lose their s***, and flip out.

 

Once again, you're only proving me right more.