Apple Sells 3 Million iPads in 72 Hours


While the iPad mini launch attracted fewer buyers across the globe, some areas in Canada and in the US have completely sold out the latest Apple gadget within a few hours. To put that into numbers: Apple sold 3 million iPads in three days, which makes a million iPads per day, the company announced.

iPad mini

This is a huge step ahead for Apple and a relaxing news for investors, as this number is double the Wi-Fi-only iPad units sold during the first weekend of availability back in March, when the Cupertino company sold 1.5 million Wi-Fi iPads.

“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.”

Yet we have to mention that Apple didn’t disclose how many iPad mini units it sold during the first weekend. It packed both iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad into one number, which obviously shows the demand for iPad is higher than expected.


  • wuju

    Very much like to see the number break down between iPad 4 versus the iPad mini on the 3 million units sold.

  • Milan P

    This apple selling machine will be very tough to stop for the competition. They’ll have to come up something entirely new and exciting if they want a piece of that post-pc pie.

  • Erik Kappel

    I went to see one in person at the Apple store. Played with it and by golly caller me convinced. Lol. In other words I will be buying one shortly. It felt great in the hands, both cameras are top notch and most importantly, the screen real-estate felt just right for my tastes. I’ll soon be reading my morning blogs, sketching out ideas in Paper and playing iPad optimized video games on the mini 🙂

    The one thing I assumed would bother me: the lower resolution. Not an issue. Obviously I’ll think of upgrading when a Retina version comes out. But I’ll enjoy it just the same til that time comes.

  • arbiterlin

    I do not believe this number!