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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, 09:26 2

12. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

to them its always been if apple sells less it means people are waiting for new apple products
if others sell well its because apple has no new device...these people always making excuses for apples performance.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 16:27

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

And when apple product sells its because the (as apple hateer say) the apple zombies have come out because the dont know technology and they dont know about customization and they are brainwashed. that sounds like an excuse for android. Android is winning you have the handsets and the tablets are gaining and google hase a chrome book now. Hey if they make a desktop it appear that they are getting more like Apple would it not? If will stick with my gnex until a better iPhone drops

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 09:04 4

7. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Silly article. You're combining two different products for this number. Granted, you admit that the individual product numbers are nothing special, but you still push this concept that the iPad mini is outselling expectations.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 10:11 5

19. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

Apple does this all the time. Hell, they did the same combination during the keynote for the iPad mini in respects to the iPod lineup. We shouldn't be surprised at this point.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 11:00 1

24. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

+1 bro

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 09:10

9. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)

This just in: Apple announces it sold 3,000,001 new iPads during launch weekend! Aren't we stretching it a bit? LOL

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 09:15 9

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 24346; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Fandroids will be in hate overdrive about this one lmao.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 09:43 5

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

You're too blind to notice that this article is just bad. Why say something that isn't even clear? 3 million iPads sold, but it's mini and new iPad sales combined, so how can you say which outsold which? Only thing that is clear is that iPad lost market share, which speaks volumes as they are eating into their own sales.

iDiots really like to defend bad articles even when they aren't even reporting substantial or realistic and objective views. Fails as a story and you who probably didn't even read the article can only off stupid fanboy fueled retort that like the article, FAILS!

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 09:51 6

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 24346; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Yep you're mad lmao

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 10:20 2

20. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

If it is about APPLE - expect the iZOMBIEs to defend their logo....meanwhile, I have a wide variety of choices of great phones from DIFFERENT companies to choose, without being tied down to one store, AND, I get FREE ringtones...

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 11:44 2

26. darkkjedii (Posts: 24346; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Shutup meg

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 16:56

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

Lmfao iZombies ... For GOD sake i wouldnt dare to be called that name, even if they did, i would switch on insanely, but what does it matter to them, they have no self respect.

Nasty names iZombies

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 09:26 3

11. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

I wonder how many of those buyers were owners of the larger ipad?

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 09:46 6

14. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

son, I know you are hungry but we don't have money for food.
why don't you go to your room and play with your iPad 1,2,3,4, mini and iPhones we have?

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 10:07 2

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 24346; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

That sucked

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 10:21 3

21. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

That is what is going on in America - instead of saving money for future calamities or for school or for maybe a car - people are buying stuff that they cannot really afford, living pay check to pay check.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 10:21 1

22. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Not sure who predicted the "demise" of the iPad, anymore than anyone says the iPhone will die out.

What a ton of posters (and honest tech writers) are wondering is if Apple has peaked. As tablet sales increase, and it is still a huge market that has hardly hit anything close to a peak, how many just buy Apple, or how many jump on Android Tabs or Windows Pro/RT? As feature Phone users move on, still like 50% of mobile phone users but dropping every year, how many grab iPhones, or do they move on to other smartphone OS's- all the ANdroid options with different feels, the improved Windows Phones, the new BlackBerry 10, or maybe one of the new OS's explodes?

Sure Apple has loyal followers, but every analyist I have seen shows Apple users are older. Apple is not really changing anything- they add a few functions every year. I see Apple now a much more profitable BlackBerry from early this century- the top dog in smart phone sales, small improvements, controlling both hardware and software development, depending on a loyal base to never walk away from their products.

Sure, the iPad and iPad mini are hits at launch. Where are they in sales in a year as other tabs hit hard with new features and inovation?

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 10:26

23. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

I have even posted that Apple will do fine, because as long as it is an 'i' product with the apple logo on it - people will buy it, especially in America.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 12:57

28. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 306; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)

On a launch weekend is pretty impresive all Android tablet makers of all sizes combined wont even sell a million in a whole month...!!!!

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 13:41 1

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

Samsung announces it sold 10 million SGSII and fandroids cheer and dance not to mention brag about it.. Apple announces their sales for the ipad and again fandroids dispute sales figure and want the SSN for the people that actually bought an Apple product otherwise is not a believable.. you guys need to get a life..

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 14:16

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

Stow it crooked commenter, pretty sure Samsung sales you're referring to were worldwide sales of the SGS3, not weekend sales of two products with the same name. Again the faithful fail not in the never ending attempts to make their copious Apple seem infallible.

Unless you have some stock in Apple, all this fawning over their products makes you out to be some sort of loon with nary any semblance of a "life of my own".

You don't even read, nor comprehend. The comments that are logical are all pointing out how they just say iPad sales reached 3 million, but fact is two iPads were up for sale. Sale breakdown would have been nice, but seeing as there isn't one, which would only seem as a wait until one of these numbers is closer to the other because we don't want it to look like we're eating into own own sales. Which they are most definitely doing, lost market share but manages such high sales, one can only say they are splitting their own sales whilst losing ground to other tablets out there.

How is that for objective thinking, oh wait you weren't told that you can think objectively by Apple Inc, poor guy. It's ok one day reason might come back to your neck of the woods, unless you are too far in there and reason is completely lost to you.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 16:35

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

Preetyu sure about sammy's sales but wasnt facts on apple. the numbers on apple's weekend sales are not new wether it be pre-order or actual numbers. why now is it a problem. if you hate apple and cant stand anything they do stop readig and commenting or is it you need this to validate your hatred and who is really a izombie

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 15:12

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

wow.. why you want to know how many ipads were sold? let's be honest whether how may ipads Apple sells would not change your view on Apple. just read the article and move on.. unless you have a good reason on why sales figures matter to you so much that you will go out of your way to know.. btw your opinion about me are way off sorry to disappoint..

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