Apple has officially confirmed that the company has sold three million units worldwide of its new third-generation iPad since the device went on sale on Friday.
New benchmarking results comparing the A5X in the new iPad tablet with the Transformer Prime that has NVIDIA's Tegra 3 processor have yielded some mixed outcomes.
As part of its financial conference call today, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company "had a record weekend" for sales of The new iPad but did not state any specific numbers.
It seems that "The new iPad" was not an instant sell out in a number of New York City-based Apple stores on launch day Friday, but other factors may have affected the first day sales.
Some 24 hour Walmart stores will get a jump on the rest of the US by selling "The new iPad" from Apple at 12:01am tonight, nearly eight hours before other stores begin selling the tablet.
Apple has announced that the new iPad will go on sale Friday at 8 am, not just in the US but in nine other countries, including the UK and Japan, with even more to offer the iPad on March 23rd.