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.


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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.

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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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