Apple confirms three million new iPads already sold

It looks like the latest version of Apple's iPad is already a huge sales success. The company announced today that it has sold three million units since the new iPad went on sale in retail stores on Friday. Apple also started pre-orders on its online store for the new iPad over a week before it showed up in stores. By contrast, the first iPad, released in 2010, took 28 days to reach the one million unit sales mark.

In its press release, Apple provided no further details about the iPad's sales, such as a breakdown of figures for each of the six versions of the tablet. There is also no official word on how many of the 4G versions were sold via Verizon and how many were for AT&T's network. Apple also declined to provide on how many of its new iPads were sold online versus its in-store numbers.

AllThingsD.com reports that both AT&T and Verizon issued statements today concerning sales of the iPad for their respective wireless networks. However, neither revealed specific sales numbers. AT&T said it set a new single-day record on Friday in terms of both new iPads sold as well as for iPad data subscription activations. Verizon said simply that it was "quite pleased with sales, which have been brisk through the weekend."

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The new iPad makes every other LCD screen look naff.

The performance is quite incredible as well far more powerful than my 1st gen iPad ( skipped the 2nd).

Best device for browsing web while sitting on the couch, just waiting now for optimised A5X apps.

So, it sold better than the iPad 1 and 2 at release.... Could it be because it wasn't just launched in the US like its predecessors?

People spend too much time arguing over the hardware specs. Surely its the overall experience which customers look for in a tablet. That has more to do with the OS and app support than raw performance alone.

Android: Mondeo with a V12 engine
Apple: Audi with a V8 engine

UndergroundWire said,
I love mine too. I don't see how Windows 8 has a chance.

if you think a better screen is what makes people purchase stuff then you really are an idiot.

Soldiers33 said,

if you think a better screen is what makes people purchase stuff then you really are an idiot.

3 million isn't a good number for you? Obviously people are buying the new iPad.

SweetRiverBaynes said,

3 million isn't a good number for you? Obviously people are buying the new iPad.


I think that, and the finesse of iOS are what makes people buy Apple.

Remember, a tablet IS the screen.

If a tablets got a **** poor display, why bother? iPad 2's screen can't even compare to the newest iPad.

UndergroundWire said,
I love mine too. I don't see how Windows 8 has a chance.

agree with you and let those fan boys bark cause they have never used Mac and iPad. After using Windows for more than a decade I switched to Mac and I will never go back to Windows again

cpp_coder said,

agree with you and let those fan boys bark cause they have never used Mac and iPad. After using Windows for more than a decade I switched to Mac and I will never go back to Windows again

I'm the opposite. Used Mac for the last 10 years and then tried Windows 7.. I love it.

Funny I never said it had anything to do with the screen ONLY. I think the real idiots are the ones that make ASSumptions.

The iPad has well established name for tablets. The price point is amazing (if you don't mind it being a generation behind). The App Market is pretty good. The ecosystem is amazing (Movies, TV Shows, Books, Magazines, Music). So yes I stand behind my original statement and I'll watch others make a fool of themselves with their defensive statements.

The new iPad really is a fine piece of kit, definitely by far the best screen I've seen on a mobile device. Really happy with mine.