If you think that Apple iPad sales is going down, this Press Release is going to make you think again. Apple has announced that they have sold 3 million WiFi-only iPads (4th Gen iPad and iPad mini) in just 3 days. That is a freaking lot of sales for a non-cellular version. Check out the Press Release.
Lets continue to see how the sales go since there will be a lot of tablets in the market now with Windows 8 debut, and Android Jelly Bean is rolling out to all devices.
BTW, the PR did not say how many sold in each model.
Apple Sells Three Million iPads in Three Days
Wi-Fi Only Models of New iPad mini & Fourth Generation iPad Double Previous First Weekend Sales
CUPERTINO, California—6 November, 2012—Apple® today announced it has sold three million iPads in just three days since the launch of its new iPad® mini and fourth generation iPad—double the previous first weekend milestone of 1.5 million Wi-Fi only models sold for the third generation iPad in March. The Wi-Fi + Cellular versions of both iPad mini and fourth generation iPad will ship in a few weeks in the US, Singapore and many more countries later this year.
“Customers around the world love the new iPad mini and fourth generation iPad,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We set a new launch weekend record and practically sold out of iPad minis. We’re working hard to build more quickly to meet the incredible demand.”
The new iPad mini features a stunning 7.9-inch Multi-Touch™ display, FaceTime® HD and iSight® cameras, ultrafast wireless performance* and an incredible 10 hours of battery life**. The new fourth generation iPad features a gorgeous 9.7-inch Retina™ display, new Apple-designed A6X chip, FaceTime HD camera and ultrafast wireless performance.
Both iPad mini and the new fourth generation iPad with Retina display are available in 34 countries including Singapore, the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and the UK, and will be available in many more countries later this year, including mainland China. Demand for iPad mini exceeded the initial supply and while many of the pre-orders have been shipped to customers, some are scheduled to be shipped later this month.
Pricing & Availability
iPad mini with Wi-Fi comes in either white & silver or black & slate, and is available for a suggested retail price of S$448 inc. GST for the 16GB model, S$578 inc. GST for the 32GB model and S$708 inc. GST for the 64GB model. Fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi models are available in black or white for a suggested retail price of S$658 inc. GST for the 16GB model, S$788 inc. GST for the 32GB model and S$918 inc. GST for the 64GB model. Both iPad mini and fourth generation iPad are available from the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com/sg) and select Apple Authorised Resellers.
iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular and fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be available in Singapore later this year. iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be offered for a suggested retail price of S$618 inc. GST for the 16GB model, S$748 inc. GST for the 32GB model and S$878 inc. GST for the 64GB model. Fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be offered for a suggested retail price of S$828 inc. GST for the 16GB model, S$958 inc. GST for the 32GB model and S$1,088 inc. GST for the 64GB model. Additionally, iPad 2 is available for a suggested retail price of S$528 inc. GST for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and just S$698 inc. GST for the 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G model where they are sold now.
*Network speeds are dependent on carrier networks. Check with your carrier for details.
**Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.