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Apple sold record 3 million iPad mini and iPad 4 units during launch weekend

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Apple sells 3 million iPad minis and fourth-gen iPads in three days
The rumors for the iPad's death seem to be a bit premature, as Apple just announced it has sold no less than 3 million iPads during the launch weekend. The sales aggregate consists of both the iPad mini and he 4th generation iPad

Just today IDC posted its tablet market share, where Apple's tablet slipped to 50.4%, but, judging from these record sales over the weekend, this has been due to people waiting it out for the new gear.

Apple didn't break down sales by model, but analysts were predicting 1.5 million iPad mini sales. Apple essentially sold out of the initial inventory it had amassed to gauge acceptance of its bite-size slate, and now there is a waiting time for delivery.

On the new iPad launch weekend earlier this year, Apple sold million and a half units, and now it is double that amount, but including the iPad minis as well. Considering that the smaller iPad still fetches about a Benjamin profit for Apple, the slate will earn in pretty penny in a market Apple had no presence until last Friday. Moreover, it doesn't seem like it is cannibalizing many iPad 4 sales, which analysts were concerned about at launch.

source: Apple


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