Apple has announced today that sales for the new iPad have already reached 3 million.
CUPERTINO, California―March 19, 2012―Apple® today announced it has sold three million of its incredible new iPad®, since its launch on Friday, March 16. … “The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold―the strongest iPad launch yet,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Customers are loving the incredible new features of iPad, including the stunning Retina display, and we can’t wait to get it into the hands of even more customers around the world this Friday.”
That’s 3 million sold in 3 days since launch. Yowza – not too shabby after all the talk of this being a ‘disappointing’ upgrade. Just for a little perspective, it took 28 days for the original iPad to sell 1 million. It’s also more than most of their supposed rival tablets sold in total during all of 2011.
Even with pre-orders taken into account, 3 million in 3 days seems a pretty blistering early pace for the new iPad.