Apple has announced that it has sold more than 3 million new iPads over the launch weekend, so from March 16 to March 18. And we mean ‘new iPads’ as in the new iPad, not including iPad 2 units.
According to Philip Schiller, Apple’s SVP of Worldwide Marketing, this has been the strongest iPad launch yet.
That is an impressive number, but it’s sure to grow a lot after this weekend. That’s because Apple plans to launch the iPad in an additional 24 countries (and one territory) starting on March 23. For the first week, the new iPad is only out in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland, the UK, and the US Virgin Islands.
On March 23, you’ll also be able to purchase it in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.
In the aforementioned places, the new iPad goes on sale at 8 am local time this Friday.
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