AT&T has just announced that iPad activations increased more than 200% compared to last year’s launch weekend.
AT&T however did not reveal the activation numbers. We were expecting Apple to announce the numbers earlier today.
Here’s an excerpt from AT&T’s announcement:
iPad activations on AT&T increased more than 200% over the past three days compared to last year’s launch weekend, driven by consumer excitement around the new iPad Air and the popularity of AT&T Mobile Share, which lets customers add an iPad to their existing data plan for just $10 a month. We also saw strong demand for AT&T Next, which offers customers an iPad for $0 down on the nation’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network.
The new iPad Air went on sale on Friday across US and 41 other countries. It doesn’t come as a surprise as last year Apple had launched the iPad 4 and iPad mini just 6 months after the launch of iPad 3, so that affected the sales of new iPads last November as many users had already purchased the iPad 3.[via AT&T]