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Apple sells three million Ipads in a weekend

Beats previous Ipad records
Mon Nov 05 2012, 14:10
Apple iPad Mini tablet with FaceTime and A5 processor

FRUIT THEMED HARDWARE FIRM Apple has boasted that it sold three million Ipads in a weekend.

The firm's weekend sales doubled those seen for the Ipad 3 in March, but double up on Ipads, as they include sales of both the Ipad Mini and the fourth generation Ipad.

"Customers around the world love the new Ipad Mini and fourth generation Ipad," said Apple CEO Tim Cook.

"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."

We poppped along to a store on Friday morning to see how sales were going and found for ourselves that the entry level Ipad Mini had sold out.

The store in question might have had only a handful of devices in the first place, but both Ipad models are now on sale in 34 countries. Apparently we are in a recession and Christmas is coming, but that isn't going to get in the way of anyone buying an Ipad.

So high is demand that people that preordered Ipad devices on Apple's website have been notified that they will have to wait until they get them.

Can you imagine being without an Ipad Mini? It must be like losing a leg. Or maybe it's really nothing like that at all.

Apple reckons that WiFi-only Ipad models ordered online will ship in about two weeks. µ


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