Apple says demand for its new iPad is "off the charts"; stock held for pre-orders all sold
Apple expects to set some new sales records when the device is released this coming Friday. Last year, when the Apple iPad 2 was launched, heavy demand had led then CFO Tim Cook to say that Apple was facing the "mother of all backlogs." But it would seem that the demand for the third-gen iPad is even greater than for the iPad 2. And while the tech titan had boosted production in anticipation of heavy demand, unlike last year when the second-gen Apple tablet received a two-week head start before launching in other countries, this year the iPad is being rolled out in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and the US Virgin Islands all at the same time.
source: USAToday via AppleInsider