Apple sells three million iPads in three days

5 November, 2012 - Paul Dixon
iPad mini

In a press release issued by the company, Apple today announced that it has sold three million iPads since the launch of the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad last Friday. Unfortunately, Apple has not revealed how that figure breaks down between the different models, or whether or not it also includes sales of the iPad 2.

By way of comparison, Apple sold 1.5 million Wi-Fi only third-generation iPads during the opening three days of its availability back in March.

Unlike the third-generation iPad, which was available with either Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi + Cellular from launch, Cellular equipped models of the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad only start shipping later this month.

When you factor in the cellular model of the third-generation iPad, Apple actually sold three million units over its opening weekend, which makes me wonder how many iPad minis and fourth-generation iPads would have been sold if cellular versions had been available at launch.

From the press release:

“Customers around the world love the new iPad mini and fourth generation iPad,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We set a new launch weekend record and practically sold out of iPad minis. We’re working hard to build more quickly to meet the incredible demand.”

Currently, the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad are available to purchase in 34 countries including the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and the UK. They will launch in China and a number of other countries later this year.

Will you be buying a Wi-Fi + Cellular version of either the iPad mini of 4th gen iPad?

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Paul Dixon is the owner of Macsessed. He lives in Lancashire in the UK where he works as a web designer. You can find him on and Twitter.