Apple Sells Three Million iPads in Three Days
Wi-Fi Only Models of New iPad mini & Fourth Generation iPad Double Previous First Weekend Sales
CUPERTINO, California—November 5, 2012—Apple today announced it has sold three million iPads in just three days since the launch of its new iPad mini and fourth generation iPad—double the previous first weekend milestone of 1.5 million Wi-Fi only models sold for the third generation iPad in March. The Wi-Fi + Cellular versions of both iPad mini and fourth generation iPad will ship in a few weeks in the US and in many more countries later this year.
“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.”
The new iPad mini features a stunning 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display, FaceTime HD and iSight cameras, ultrafast wireless performance* and an incredible 10 hours of battery life**. The new fourth generation iPad features a gorgeous 9.7-inch Retina display, new Apple-designed A6X chip, FaceTime HD camera and ultrafast wireless performance.
Both iPad mini and the new fourth generation iPad with Retina display are available in 34 countries including the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and the UK, and will be available in many more countries later this year, including mainland China. Demand for iPad mini exceeded the initial supply and while many of the pre-orders have been shipped to customers, some are scheduled to be shipped later this month.
Pricing & Availability
iPad mini with Wi-Fi comes in either white & silver or black & slate, and is available in Ireland for a suggested retail price of €339 inc VAT (€275.61 ex VAT) for the 16GB model, €439 inc VAT (€356.91 ex VAT) for the 32GB model and €539 inc VAT (€438.21 ex VAT) for the 64GB model. Fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi models are available in black or white for a suggested retail price of €509 inc VAT (€413.82 ex VAT) for the 16GB model, €609 inc VAT (€495.12 ex VAT) for the 32GB model and €709 inc VAT (€576.42 ex VAT) for the 64GB model. Both iPad mini and fourth generation iPad are available from the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com/ie), and select Apple Authorised Resellers.
iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular and fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be available in the US in a few weeks and in many more countries later this year. iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be offered for a suggested retail price of €469 inc VAT (€381.30 ex VAT) for the 16GB model, €569 inc VAT (€462.60 ex VAT) for the 32GB model and €669 inc VAT (€543.90 ex VAT) for the 64GB model. Fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be offered for a suggested retail price of €639 inc VAT (€519.51 ex VAT) for the 16GB model, €739 inc VAT (€600.81 ex VAT) for the 32GB model and €839 inc VAT (€682.11 ex VAT) for the 64GB model. Additionally, iPad 2 is available at €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 where they are sold now.
*LTE is available through select carriers. Network speeds are dependent on carrier networks. Check with your carrier for details.
**Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
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