Apple sells 3 million iPads after Mini launch

Last updated 12:52 06/11/2012
iPad mini
Reuters
HANDS ON: People hold mock models of Apple's new iPad mini as they wait for the release of the tablet in front of the Apple Store Ginza, Japan.

Relevant offers

Gadgets

Samsung delays its new phone, and showcases tablets instead Food blogger and fitness guru cheated at half marathon - using bike, short cut The iPhone may soon be able to map your face for 3-D selfies Disney makes a room that wirelessly charges any device Modern v vintage audio equipment Why Apple TV has repeatedly failed to take off Personal robot designed to touch your emotions Hoverbike inspired by Star Wars Six simple ways to break away from your phone How Google Chromebooks conquered schools

Apple says it sold 3 million iPads of all kinds in the first three days it sold the new Mini model.

Apple started selling the Mini on Friday, starting at US$329 (NZ$479). It's a third smaller than the full-size iPad.

The sales figure compares with 1.5 million iPads sold in the first three days after Apple launched the third-generation iPad in March and cut the price of the iPad 2.

The full-size iPad got an update on Friday as well, with a faster processor and a better front-facing camera.

The launch encompassed 34 countries, including the US, Japan, Germany and Britain. According to analyst Brian White at Topeka Capital Markets, the Mini model sold out at 60 percent of US Apple stores.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content