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

0. phoneArena posted on 05 Nov 2012, 08:31

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...

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posted on 05 Nov 2012, 08:38 9

1. elandrumiii (Posts: 109; Member since: 20 Mar 2010)

Nice Apple but not for me will stick with full size.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 13:39 6

30. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)

But who the f**k cares about Apple anymore. Its an old school now.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 17:03 1

43. darkkjedii (Posts: 25058; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Yeah maybe to u, and the people who hate apple. If its so old skool now, y is the iPhone 5 along with the gs3 the bench marks phones that the rest r compared to? Y is apple still the market cap leader on earth. Not the USA but earth? Y is the iPhone 5 leading almost every bench mark test? Y is apples products still selling like crazy? Y do u click on these articles jus to hate on apple if its so old skool and a non factor. U make yourself look wack cuz your not clicking on a moto flip phone article cuz THAT is a non factor, instead u click on what matters other than Samsung and that my boy is apple

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 17:47 2

47. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)

Listen @Darkjedii:- I don't give a single f**k what you have been writing here at PA.
For me you are just a premature guy with a device which has got Internet on it and knows nothing about technology.
Well I don't want to waste my time in arguing with you.
However if you love A 4 Apple this much then shove all idevices up in your candy a$$ and sit back and relax. Last but not the least if you want to comment here at PA you should be mature enough to do so. Grow up kid

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 18:11 2

48. darkkjedii (Posts: 25058; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Well one of the devices u speak of is my Htc one x lol. Man look how u respond when u get challenged. U don't give a f**k, shove it up my candy a**. That shows your level of class, and intelligence. U bash apple and insult its users, and when some one gets at u u resort to gutter name calling and more insults. And for the record I own an iPhone 5, Htc one x, iPad, and a galaxy tab 10.1 for my fiancé, and just bought her the iPad mini which she loves. I'm very mature, and intelligent. U my boy have shown u r not. Gutter name calling and insults grow up kid.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 19:29

51. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

+1 from me to both ov you. Both ov you grow up!

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 15:01

36. metalpoet (unregistered)

Now watch Apple mysteriusly be sold out across the board and wont be able to replenish for another 2 months just like the iPhone 5!

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 08:39 17

2. husfus (Posts: 62; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)

The headline should be- apple sold record 3 million apple logo this weekend

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 11:19 7

25. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

I mean what a load of hogwash apple releases...all lies!
If this were the case then why is Apple's tablet share down from 85% to just 50%? They just release bogus statements and since they're very strict on privacy we all have to take theiir word for it.
Too bad apple people have learnt to see through the facade so go get another chunk eaten off from your logo or something.
Nobody in their right mind would buy the ipad mini...an under-speced tablet...even apple loyalists will go for the larger ipad at that stupid price point!

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 12:54 4

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 25058; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

So there's absolutely no way they sold, or could possibly sell 3 million iPads? No matter what apples lying and u have the proof rite? Now what if they actually did sell that amount, cuz the true amount will come out?!

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 14:06 3

34. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

okk see I have nothing against how much they sold BUT :)
Consider this today the IDC releases a statement that Apple's market share has come down from a world leading-85% to just 50% which is still world-leading and still number one but to counter this a few hours later apple releases a statement that they sold 3 million units in three days :)
Next the iphone 5 sold FIVE million units in FIVE days!
Next the iphone 5 got pre-ordered for TWO million units in TWO days :)
Next the iPhone 4s sold a record ONE million in ONE day :)
the iphone 4s was preordered for ONE million units in ONE days :)
The ipad sold THREE million units in THREE days :)
I hope by now you're seeing my point...these factual statements from Apple seem a little too convenient...the number of units sold in millions in a day is exactly proportional to the number of the day!

I dont have a problem with Apple selling a million units of its product in a day but why is it only a million? why cant they sell 5 million in three days or two million in three days...why does the million number have to be the exact same as the day number...2 million in 2 days, 4 milion in 4 days, and so on.

Therefore my friend I make the case and if I take into account Apple's statements to be true then they must have sold a hundred million devices already this year which they or any other company have not! Sammy sold 30 million GS3 but that happened in alost six months which is believable...I used Sammy not to get back at Apple fans its just because their article was posted today on PA as well.

Therefore my buddy jedi I have for your pleasure presented my case with detail yet again :)

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 17:09 1

44. darkkjedii (Posts: 25058; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Yes u have presented n detail, yet kept it hypothetical bro. Last year apple said it sold 37000000 iPhone 4S's n the holiday quarter and the WSJ backed them up. They could b lying, or they could b telling the truth. Apple n general doesn't lie, that's part of their arrogance. Even when they get caught they're to high on the hill to lie. They're usually credible bro.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 03:09

53. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

see thats not my point...
ok they sold 37000000 iPhone 4s last holiday quarter...i believe it to be true because i remember the iphone 4s was selling like hot cakes unlike the iphone 5 and is a better phone. But it doesn't matter if i believe it...and yes they sold that much in one quarter which is believable because its one quarter thats 90 days with an average of 400000 a day...thats pretty beelievable.

BUT why whenever Apple feels threatened by a report like IDC's or whenever another company comes up with their sales figures Apple has to barge in releasing their owwn fugures which are always a million units a day?
Why cant it be that Apple sold 2 million in a day...or half a million...or some other number...from the past few years they've stuck to the magical number of a million a day...thats why it seems a little too convenient of a figure
I am just talking of course about the sales figures which happen when a product launches not in one quarter or a year

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 15:34

38. KParks23 (Posts: 680; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)

No it should read... apple tries to save plummeting stock prices from dropping even more by releasing this statement!

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 08:41 10

3. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

However great Apple's marketing is, I find something amiss. How can device 'x' always continue to out sell previous generations of the same device by almost 2 times and every single time ?

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 08:46 12

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

Oh that's easy, because:

x² = x³ ÷ i(⅓)

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 09:08 6

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

thats the same thing im wondering, you would think the same people that just bought an ipad mini already have an ipad 2 and 3!

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 10:09 2

18. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

Well think about it. Despite what folks here think, the general public sees the iPad mini as a way to get their hands on an iPad at a cheaper price. If they were saving their pennies for 4th generation iPad, all of a sudden, they don't have to save as much. So they run out for it instead. Sure, you do have folks who are buying the iPad mini even though they have an iPad, but with holidays coming up, it's not surprising at all. Hell, for some reach people out there, this is a stocking stuffer. Also remember a lot of companies will use leftover funds to buy gifts for employees.

But I think general, people want the newest thing out there. And with Apple, because there is only one or two lines of a product, it's easy to walk in and say, "I want the newest..."

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 12:59 1

29. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

?? did you watch the parody of the ipad mini? I think that about sums up what apple is doing with their products bro

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 10:05 6

16. theoak (Posts: 324; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

Dad gets iPad ... loves iPad ... new iPad comes out ... buys iPad for family members.

I purchased my new iPad about 6 months back. The wife now uses it just as much as I do. If I wanted, I could easily purchase another one for my wife.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 13:45 2

33. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)

@theoak:- Stay happy in your Apple world mate. Don't come out or you will get scare. Don't think you are buying these products its actually Apple who is pushing you to buy these and limiting your choices.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 19:32

52. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Antutu well said+1 TheOak has been meditated towards Apple. How really so sad bad.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 13:43 3

32. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)

Because people who buy products from Apple, they are actually brainwashed and don't know anything about technology mate.

It was Steve Jobs who taught Apple to give wrong numbers to audience to attract more audience and people are still believing them.

If they have sold these many units then whats the reason their shares are falling day by day drastically?

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 16:22 1

39. elandrumiii (Posts: 109; Member since: 20 Mar 2010)

Are you for real just myabe just brainwashed your self because you just cant stand that they are successful with such a limited line and high prices. It sellls live with it you dont like stop reading the articles. You appear on almost every Apple article to bash and look for some on who likes apple to post something so you can talk down to them as some brainwashed zombie and you and the othe apple haters degrade a dead man by talking abpout him as iff he is the anti christ. I dont even really care for apple mobile devices but wow its not that serious.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 17:37 1

45. darkkjedii (Posts: 25058; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Drastically? Then apple should b having a going outta business sale any day now. We're slashing prices thru out the store to rock bottom. Everything must go get dowwwwwnn. Heeeereeee lmao. Get real dude. Stocks rise n fall just a few weeks ago google lost 24000000 then recovered. Google it.http://news.albanianscreen.tv/pages/special_detail/2140/ENG

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 17:39 1

46. darkkjedii (Posts: 25058; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

New York - Google's shares have been suspended for two and a half hours after the publication of the third term exchange data. Google has suffered the greatest plunge in its history loosing 24 million Dollars in eight minutes.

The report was uncovered before the deadline, while a printing firm was working for Google and released a press statement without the authorization of the online giant. See stocks rise n fall

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 18:59 1

49. darkkjedii (Posts: 25058; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

What a d**b statement. No research or knowledge at all. Grow up kid

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 08:41 7

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

Who buys all those pads? My guess is that Apple buys them only to resell them at a higher price on Global Black Markets.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 19:00 1

50. darkkjedii (Posts: 25058; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Well your guess is about as uneducated as a dead fly.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 08:46 5

5. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

"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." Weird statement, considering that if the market share slipped to 50.4% and they still sold 3 million devices (all iPads combined)...then go on to say this "Moreover, it doesn't seem like it is cannibalizing many iPad 4 sales, which analysts were concerned about at launch." . Wait what? So if market share slipped and they still sold such a large amount, is that not cannibalizing sales of your own product? I am perplexed as to what on earth that could signify if not what analysts predicted would happen, common sense would say that if you lost market share whilst having two new products and sold out of the newer products installed base then it's taking profit from your other product unless this is some strange world we live in that this is impossible.

Guess it's only applicable when Apple is concerned, can you guy really not write such crazy stories that lack even common sense. People holding out for new product doesn't even make sense as how the hell would you even count them considering you can only count sales and not magically thought up numbers of those who are waiting for some product to come out.

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