Apple has announced the sales numbers of the new iPad, selling more than 3 million units during the weekend launch. Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, Philip Schiller, said the launch was, “A blockbuster with three million sold ― The strongest iPad launch yet.” Schiller also declared that “Customers are loving the incredible new features of iPad, including the stunning Retina display, and we can’t wait to get it into the hands of even more customers around the world this Friday.”
By contrast, the original iPad sold around 300,000 units on its first day on sale, and it took Apple about 28 days in total to reach the 1 million mark.
Apple said in a released statement that the new iPad will be sold in more than 24 international countries starting on March 23, including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
Apple’s new iPad features the amazing Retina Display, an updated new quadcore-graphics A5X chip, a 5 megapixel iSight camera, 1080p HD video recording, and compatibility for the newer/faster 4G LTE. The entry-level model of the new iPad starts at the price of US$499 for the 16GB capacity Wi-Fi models and go all the way-up to US$829 for the 64GB model with Wi-Fi and 4G.
Via [Apple's Press Room]