Apple announced this morning that it has sold three million fourth-generation iPads and iPad minis combined since the tablets launched on Friday. The specific sales numbers for each iPad were not provided, so it is unknown how many iPad minis in particular were actually sold during the opening weekend.
Nevertheless, Apple CEO Tim Cook notes that the iPad mini has virtually sold out everywhere, and that the Cupertino-based company would be ramping up production to meet the high demand. Apple is expected to ship the Wi-Fi plus cellular models of the iPad with Retina display and iPad mini in a few weeks within the United States, followed by other countries later this year.
“Customers around the world love the new iPad mini and fourth generation iPad,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “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.”