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Apple sells 3 million of its new iPads during the weekend launch

0. phoneArena 19 Mar 2012, 16:21 posted on

Even though retail stores might have had inventory remaining after the first day of the launch, the company has just announced that it sold 3 million units of its new tablet during the launch weekend which lasted from Friday through Sunday...

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posted on 19 Mar 2012, 19:40 5

58. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Well seeing as we sell dozens of galaxy s2 phones a week and never have any of your issues and rarely have faulty returns Its either
a. yours was a one and only faulty one or
b. As an ifan you make random stuff up which all ifans try think is wrong with what is the phone of the year.

Hmmm i forgot to mention every iphone we sell,freezes makes noises like alarms going off them catch fire continually,Thats true also ;-)

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 20:00 1

61. hepresearch (unregistered)

Well, next time I visit an Apple Store, I will have to swing by the iPhone display and set all of the phone alarms to go off at 5-minute intervals... then, I'll find the nearest in-store security camera, and I'll use the lens as a mirror to pick my nose... then I will go over to the MacBook display and hide behind it, and as customers come by I'll yell "Pick Me! Pick ME!" at the top of my lungs... then I will run to the back of the store and find the employee break area, and after a minute I'll start yelling, "Hey! Why... why isn't there any toilet paper in here?"... and when they are trying to get me out of the store, I'll run around pretending to be sneaky, and I'll hum the Mission Impossible theme over and over again as store employees try to chase me down. Maybe I could even carry a small 2-lb bag of brown sugar with me, and when I'm finally being chased out I'll break it open and leave a little trail for them to clean up afterwards...

Too bad I don't live anywhere near an Apple Store...

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 20:08 2

64. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Great ill take two of em

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 20:09 1

65. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


posted on 19 Mar 2012, 21:06 1

103. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Ive no doubt you would buy several of them,each one increasing your apple mana by ten fold!!

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 21:34 3

114. KFear (Posts: 143; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

That's because you didn't know how to use it. I work for Sprint. We NEVER see the people that know how to use their phones, always the people that don't...like you.
I used to work for Verizon too...nobody had force close issues, just the idiots that wanted to the phone to do everything for them without them having to learn it. Android does more...you just have to learn. Scary right? Learning!

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 21:37

117. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)

Shhhh! You know we can't use the l word in front of the sheep.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 16:31 8

3. ReturningToNokia (Posts: 130; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)

Congrats to Apple! Super accomplishment - probably record setting amongst ALL tablets sold! No doubt, many more to sell once it's released worldwide.

Oh yeah, stock is through the roof too...

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 16:40 3

9. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

iThink iAm going to knit me up' a nice little white iCoAt and buy me one too.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 16:42 5

10. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

So to go back to my previous post, a lack of lines or a higher availability of the new iPad doesn't mean that the device is selling poorly. Apple understands its demands now and is actually supplying accordingly.

I will say, I'm sad to see the crazy launch days gone. No more lines. No more waiting overnight. Although fullfilling the orders online makes a better experience for customers, there was just something awesome about waiting with people who were just as enthusastic as you were/are. I know it's the cool thing to hate Apple and I get that. But there are some people like me that are just excited about technology in general. But now those days are over...

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 16:44 6

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Here n Vegas we were lined up at the strip location apple stores. It was fun as usual with news crews on hand,and all that.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 16:49 5

16. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

That's awesome! Lines were a bit shorter around here, unfortuately. Everyone pre-ordered.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 17:48 1

42. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

waiting in line sucks IMO. I dont miss the days of waiting in line for stuff like the latest game launch. Products are just too available nowadays. Companies dont profit from shortages for these types of items because they are not commodities. The fact is, the supply often outstrips the demand, and the only reason it didnt with the Ipads and such initially in the past was a combination of being a new type of product as well as not having the sufficient manufacturing capacity to have more supply available at launch.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 20:03 2

62. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Sometimes it's fun waiting in line with people from all over, and swapping stories n stuff.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 16:43 5

12. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)

3 million poor souls that didnt look at true benchmarks on the Tegra 3 to realize that they are spending too much for an already outdated piece of technology

the mac religion is rising!

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 16:49 4

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Who cares about benchmarks? We apple fans want,and get performance. It's not all about specs,but the entire experience. The iPad is very powerful,and dependable,and elegant... Tegra 3 devices were still jerky,stuttering,lagging devices. I know... I was at CES,and MWC. U can have your benchmarks,and specs, I'll take my top notch,smooth performance,and great battery life... On LTE lol omg.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 19:33 3

57. drtech (banned) (Posts: 135; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

And this moron gets proven wrong by Michael Heller's article.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 16:52 4

19. bossmt_2 (Posts: 454; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)

Apple continues to make money hand over fist off of stupid consumerism. For the life of me I don't get the whole need toNow

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 17:05 2

22. jove39 (Posts: 1938; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Thats sales of atleast $1.5bn...over the weekend...damn!

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 17:06 2

24. hepresearch (unregistered)

... it's sick...

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 17:10 3

27. drtech (banned) (Posts: 135; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

hep are you willing to admit how wrong you are now? You've been trolling all day and proven a fool now.


posted on 19 Mar 2012, 17:34 5

35. hepresearch (unregistered)

Fine. Yes, I'll admit I was wrong earlier. I was wrong about the idea that a smaller number of the "New" iPads sold just because the lines at the stores were shorter. I was not entirely aware that the pre-orders had been so freakin enormous as to make up for, and surpass, the apparent lack of in-store customers in many places. But I am no troll, nor a fool...

What I am NOT wrong about is that iDevices are still not what I really want for myself, and that Apple still breeds an insane amount of fanaticism among its customers. Not all Apple customers are insanely fanatic, or even unpleasant, but I do find that I run into way too many who are, both on and off the internet. You may bloody me up a little, make me look a little foolish for a moment, but I'm not finished, and I'm not going to grovel to the likes of you.

Well, I hope you are happy for now... we'll see just how long you get to bask in it, though... not for too long, I suspect.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 19:03 1

54. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

There are two droids that I absolutely love. C3po, and r2d2 bwaaaa haa haaaaaa

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 20:15 3

66. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Looks like no one ON P.A. can't ACT THEIR AGE

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 20:43

82. bossmt_2 (Posts: 454; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)

Must resist double negative comment.....

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 20:30 3

68. abhishek48 (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)

3 million idiots who must be already having an iphone4s.. but bought a blown up iphone..pleaase buy more,..... so the new windows 8 tablet which is complete pc.. not a blown up [phones.. comes down in price and we can buy for les... ur doing a good job of making apple richer and making other products cheaper.. Thanks for ur stupidity

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 22:10 1

129. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)

All these new itrolls are making me miss taco, at least he could spell.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 23:26

134. wendygarett (unregistered)

i would think that 3millions of these buyer are new in ipad... and they really wish to taste it rather with the higher price... previous buyer wont be so dumbass to purchase the crap again... since it is a brand... everybody wish to have it... including me =)

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 00:15

136. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

I would like to say a three way battle between the iPad 3, Transformer Prime and the Note 10.1 to see how they stack up against each other. The pixel density isn't too much different between them so performance will be key. Hopefully PA will make this battle happen.

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 00:37 1

137. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

the new ipad has more pixels than all android tablet sales combined!!!

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