The iPad Mini and the 4th generation iPad was available for pre-order on October 26th, and ran out of initial stock in just a few hours. Now, Apple has officially announced that they’ve sold more than 3 million iPad Mini and iPad 4th generation tablets in the first three days of launch.
Only the iPad Mini Wi-Fi model is currently available on both the online store and retail store. The Wi-Fi+Cellular version of the iPad Mini will be available sometime later in November. The 3 million number is for both the iPad Mini Wi-Fi and the 4th generation iPad. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook stated:
Customers around the world love the new iPad mini and fourth generation iPad. 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.
Below is the Press Release from Apple announcing this new milestone.
Apple Sells Three Million iPads in Three Days
Wi-Fi Only Models of New iPad mini & Fourth Generation iPad Double Previous First Weekend Sales
CUPERTINO, California—November 5, 2012—Apple® today announced it has sold three million iPads in just three days since the launch of its new iPad® mini and fourth generation iPad—double the previous first weekend milestone of 1.5 million Wi-Fi only models sold for the third generation iPad in March. The Wi-Fi + Cellular versions of both iPad mini and fourth generation iPad will ship in a few weeks in the US and in many more countries later this year.
iPad mini with Wi-Fi comes in either white & silver or black & slate, and is available in the US for a suggested retail price of $329 (US) for the 16GB model, $429 (US) for the 32GB model and $529 (US) for the 64GB model. Fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi models are available in black or white for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for the 64GB model. Both iPad mini and fourth generation iPad are available from the Apple Online Store ( www.apple.com ), Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.