New iPad Tops Three MillionCUPERTINO, California―March 19, 2012―Apple today announced it has sold three million of its incredible new iPad, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a stunning new Retina display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video, and still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life* while remaining amazingly thin and light. iPad Wi-Fi + 4G supports ultrafast 4G LTE networks in the US and Canada, and fast networks around the world including those based on HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA.**
“The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold―the strongest iPad launch yet,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “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.”
The new iPad is already available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and the US Virgin Islands and will be available in 24 more countries starting at 8:00 a.m. local time on Friday, March 23 through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com/ie), Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorised Resellers, including Ireland, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
The new iPad Wi-Fi models are available in black or white for a suggested retail price of €479 inc VAT (€389.43 ex VAT) for the 16GB model, €579 inc VAT (€470.73 ex VAT) for the 32GB model and €679 inc VAT (€552.03 ex VAT) for the 64GB model. iPad Wi-Fi + 4G for ultrafast 4G LTE networks in the US and Canada and fast 3G networks around the world including those based on HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA, will be available for a suggested retail price of €599 inc VAT (€486.99 ex VAT) for the 16GB model, €699 inc VAT (€568.29 ex VAT) for the 32GB model and €799 inc VAT (€649.59 ex VAT) for the 64GB model. iPad is sold in Ireland through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com/ie), Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorised Resellers. Additionally, the incredible iPad 2 is now offered at a more affordable price of €399 inc VAT (€324.39 ex VAT) for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and just €519 inc VAT (€421.95 ex VAT) for the 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G model.
*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
**4G LTE is supported only on AT&T and Verizon networks in the U.S. and on Bell, Rogers, and Telus networks in Canada. Data plans sold separately.
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