Apple’s CEO Tim Cook revealed that they had a “record weekend” and were “very thrilled” with the new iPad launch during the conference call where he and and Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO discussed Apple’s plans to initiate quarterly dividend and share repurchase program.
But everyone wanted to know how many new iPads did Apple end up selling during the launch weekend. Apple has just revealed that number and its staggering. Apple sold three million iPads since its launch on Friday.
Apple today announced it has sold three million of its incredible new iPad, since its launch on Friday, March 16.
“The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold―the strongest iPad launch yet,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Customers are loving the incredible new features of iPad, including the stunning Retina display, and we can’t wait to get it into the hands of even more customers around the world this Friday.”
While we expected Apple to announce the strongest iPad launch yet, thanks to a faster rollout, three million iPads in less than 4 days is mind boggling. To give you some perspective, it took Apple 28 days to sell the first million iPad units and 80 days to sell 3 million units.