Apple sells 3 million iPads after Mini launch

Last updated 12:52 06/11/2012
iPad mini
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


Amazon's tablet stuck in no-man's land Luxury smartphones for when only the best will do Has Apple abandoned computers? How much control do we have over drones? Microsoft takes a big swing at Apple and Google Make-or-break year for Sony phones Why some iPhones have better batteries Beats' new speaker shows traces of Apple Oculus founder talks GoPro and Minecraft Hands on: Microsoft's new phones

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


Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content