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Apple has had a "record weekend" of new iPad sales

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During today's Apple conference call featuring CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer, it was revealed that the company has had yet another sales record during a new product launch weekend.

To be more specific, upon being asked about the market performance of the new iPad (even though it was clearly said that the conference call will only deal with Apple's cash balance), Mr. Cook actually let it slip that Cupertino has had a new sales record that has surpassed everything the company has experienced until now. Unfortunately, no exact numbers were provided. This is kind of interesting, having in mind the reports that this time Apple's stock wasn't completely sold out, as we've come to expect from previous launches. Who knows, maybe the manufacturer has simply tried harder this time in order to have the right amount of Resolutionary iPads in time for launch!

source: Apple

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posted on 19 Mar 2012, 08:50 21

1. tmcr7 (Posts: 180; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)

Yes! The new iPad set the record for the LOWEST sales among all iPads.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 09:08 7

5. hepresearch (unregistered)

I had to give that a hearty gut-busting LOL!

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 11:45 2

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

Me too, lol

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 11:46 3

40. darkkjedii (Posts: 24915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

U guys come on here just to bash apple?

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 12:02 5

44. hepresearch (unregistered)

Oh... all the time, my friend. That's just what I spend ALL of my time thinking about, ya know... how to make dumb comments and baselessly fake-bash Apple all the time just for kicks and giggles! Yeah, and your rebuttal comments make so much sense that they hurt, but what can I say? Apparently, I enjoy the pain.


posted on 19 Mar 2012, 13:05

55. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

LMAO! luv d sacarsim

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 22:15

65. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Guys watch out for the dark jedi, we all know Apple is the Galactic Empire!!!! He will destroy us all!

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 13:12

56. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)

i like all your comments !

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 16:53 3

61. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

Nope...it sold even more than previous iPads...

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 08:56 10

2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

I am interested to see the ACTUAL sales numbers not Tim Cook's rhetoric! I thought they were short on the new iPad displays & also that they have not sold out of their initial launch stock. Hmm something just doesn’t add up.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 09:17 8

11. bigdawg23 (Posts: 462; Member since: 25 May 2011)

I would too. On Friday I went to Best Buy to buy a Galaxy Note and dispose of my iPhone 4S. My Best Buy had a lot of all the models except 16GB Black. They were shocked they were not gone.

My mom got the New iPad and it seems to be like iPad 2 except the camera. Personally there still is no reason fro me to give up my iPad one yet.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 10:02 3

24. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

You dont but your mom does

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 11:47 1

41. darkkjedii (Posts: 24915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Y r u interested to see the sales numbers,for what?

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 12:58 3

54. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Because I want to know how Tim Cook is coming up with these "record weekend" comments. My friend is a General Manager of a Best Buy & they have not sold out of the new iPad.

Also with this shortage of Retina displays & how the initial launch stock is still available, how can a "record weekend" be achieved?

I just want to know to better form an opinion. Don't you want to know?

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 08:56 3

3. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)

It's kind of useless talking about sales with no numbers and comparison with previous years, although the conference was not about that subject...

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 09:11 5

9. hepresearch (unregistered)

They probably knew that someone would ask, and so being unprepared to give a proper answer, but still making a glowing (yet baseless) and uber-upbeat comment, could have been their primary strategy to radically raise excitement and morale...

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 09:33 2

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

Baseless? You really think Tim Cook doesn't know how the iPad is selling?

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 09:46 4

18. hepresearch (unregistered)

Yes, baseless because I am not assuming that Tim Cook is being entirely honest. I don't doubt that he knows how things are selling right now... but when he decides to give strong hints which are immediately assumed to be over a huge huge unprecedented sales success despite the apparent lack of rushing lines in front of Apple stores and such, and without naming the precise epic success in his hint, it causes me to stand back and wonder what he is really referring to. All he has done is to stir up a lot of positive speculation, which a lot of people are now immediately assuming has to do with uber-positive record sales of the New iPad, but he did not actually say it explicitly. It is being assumed to be such now by just about anyone who is listening, but I'm trying to not jump onboard with assumptions these days.

The fact is that we really have no clue to what record sales event he is referring to regarding the New iPad. He did not tell us, except to throw us the hint at the "epic-ness" of it. I'll wait to hear specifics before I jump to a conclusion.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 10:00 1

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

I think "record sales" is pretty clear cut. The haters on here such as you are jumping all over the fact that it's not completely sold out. What you guys don't consider is that Apple had preorders this time around and also may have produced a lot more iPads to meet demand this time. It's already been confirmed by posters here that their stores got a lot more iPads than previous years.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 10:47 4

27. hepresearch (unregistered)

... and a lot less customers in stores. Nuff said.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 10:51 1

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

So if the new iPad breaks sales records are you ready to admit you're wrong?

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 11:16 3

32. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

now, is he considering just the sales of the "new ipad", or the total sales of all ipads over the weekend? The "sales record" could be a spin in any number of directions. With the ipad2 taking a price drop, its sales probably increased. Especially when people cant tell the difference between the 2 and the "new".. why pay the extra money?

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 11:22 2

34. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

drtech you are talking hypothetical’s. Facts are facts, just yesterday I went to look at the new iPad & guess what? They were not sold out. The iPad, the iPad 2, the iPhone, the iPhone 3G, the iPhone 3GS, the iPhone 4 & the iPhone 4S were all sold out at this time in their respective launches. The new iPad is NOT.

To add more to this, Apple says there are shortages for the Retina display, & the ORIGINAL launch stock is still there in the stores. My friend who is a general manager of a Best Buy said their initial stock delivery is the same as the iPad 2 but they have noticed slower movement than the iPad 2.

hepresearch, has a valid point but your Apple fanaticism immediately calls him an Apple hater. I really don’t understand your logic!

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 13:38 1

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

Apple has never said they have screen shortages those were all rumors posted on tech blogs. You have to be able to tell the difference to speak intelligently.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 14:10 1

60. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

You are kidding me right? Are you 100% sure there is no Retina display shortages?

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 11:34 1

37. hepresearch (unregistered)

I admit to being wrong for all sorts of things all the time, but that is because I have to acknowledge that I'm human, and I make mistakes. I also have to wait for facts to be fleshed out completely before I can have a legitimate claim to being right or wrong, and when I do find myself in the wrong, I tend to admit it openly. I have done this before on this site in the past... I have had to stick my foot in my mouth and eat humble pie here on quite a few occassions. So, yes, I am always ready to admit when I'm wrong... but I will not admit to wrongness BEFORE the truth is evident. I'm not going to jump the gun on this one, as I still see the possibility that a bunch of us could, in our own ways, be right on this one. If an item of truth being reported can be confirmed properly, then I can accept that fairly easily. So yeah, if I'm wrong I'll be admitting it soon enough... but I will not grovel to you in the process. So, don't get your hopes up for some crazy "I told you all so, and now you HAVE to listen to me" insanity...

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 11:50 2

43. darkkjedii (Posts: 24915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Who cares. What does he need to prove to u? R u a judge,or google,or a competitor? No!!! Just a loud mouth apple hater,that can't even intelligently explain y. So stupid.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 12:03 2

45. hepresearch (unregistered)

Haha... thanks so much for calling me stupid!

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 12:07 2

48. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Man hepresearch you are going to make this poor guy jump off a bridge. From his remarks to you I think you ruined his life! lol

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 12:13 2

50. hepresearch (unregistered)

Haha... well, I won't ever make anyone jump off of a bridge, but he may end up choosing to on his own... lol!

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