Apple has reached record sales with the release of their new iPad. In the first three days after hitting the shelves, three million units were sold.
“The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold — the strongest iPad launch yet,” Philip Schiller, Apple marketing executive, said.
The three million in sales was accumulated from devices sold in US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK. The device is expected to go on sale in 24 more countries this coming Friday.
“Customers love 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,” he added.
For a rough comparison, it is believed the iPad 2 sold just over one million when it launched in the US in March 2011.
The 9.7-inch screen is capable of displaying 3.1 million pixels in 2048 x 1536 resolution, and features a Retina display.
Under the hood, it boasts an A5X processor and quad-core graphics chip delivering four times the performance of a Tegra 3. The iSight on-board camera is similar to the one used in their latest mobile handset, the iPhone 4S.
Charlie Fripp – Online editor