Apple walked away with bragging rights over the weekend as holiday shopping sales propelled its line of legacy, 4th generation and iPad mini devices towards more than three million units sold.
The tech giant started its weekend with the iPad mini which now adds Wi-Fi + Cellular data connection options for AT&T, Sprint Wireless and Verizon Wireless. The 4th gen iPad has a starting price of $459 which includes 16GB on-board storage. Moving up in price the 32GB iPad mini unit sets customers back $559, while the 64GB model runs $659.
Rolling out its 4th generation iPad devices with cellular data the company started pricing at $629 for its 16GB model, $729 for the 32GB version and a whopping $829 for 64GB.
Apple also moved some of its older iPad 2 devices thanks to a $399 price point for the original 16GB Wi-Fi only version. Customers could also pick up a 3G version of the iPad 2 for $529 with 16GB and Wi-Fi.
In announcing the three million units mark the company noted that “since the launch of its new iPad(R) 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 iPad mini and fourth generation iPad with Retina display are currently selling in 34 countries including the US, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, South Korea, the UK and others. Apple iPad mini sales have already exceeded supply and Apple only plans to constrain its stock more when the company launched its new device in mainland China before the end of November.
Speaking of the iPad mini’s success Apple CEO Tim Cook says:
“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.”
The iPad mini ships with a 7.9-inch Multi-Touch(TM) display while the 4th Generation iPad offers a 9.7-inch Retina display and the new Apple-designed A6X chipset.
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