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.
This doesn’t come as a major surprise to us as Apple launched the new iPad in the U.S. and 9 other countries, including Canada, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia this time round.
This will be followed by the next launch in 25 new countries later this week, whereas, iPad 2 was first launched in the U.S., followed by the international launch after two weeks.
Apple had sold more than 300,000 original iPad on the first day in 2010. However, Apple didn’t provide any details about iPad 2’s launch sales numbers last year.
It remains to be seen if Apple will announce the new iPad sales figures.