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Apple Sells Three Million iPads in Three Days

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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.

“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.”

 

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The new iPad mini features a stunning 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display, FaceTime HD and iSight cameras, ultrafast wireless performance* and an incredible 10 hours of battery life**. The new fourth generation iPad features a gorgeous 9.7-inch Retina display, new Apple-designed A6X chip, FaceTime HD camera and ultrafast wireless performance.

Both iPad mini and the new fourth generation iPad with Retina display are available in 34 countries including the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and the UK, and will be available in many more countries later this year, including mainland China. Demand for iPad mini exceeded the initial supply and while many of the pre-orders have been shipped to customers, some are scheduled to be shipped later this month.

Pricing & Availability

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iPad mini with Wi-Fi comes in either white & silver or black & slate, and is available in the UK for a suggested retail price of $329/£269 inc VAT (£224.17 ex VAT) for the 16GB model, $429/£349 inc VAT (£290.83 ex VAT) for the 32GB model and $529/£429 inc VAT (£357.50 ex VAT) for the 64GB model. Fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi models are available in black or white for a suggested retail price of $499/£399 inc VAT (£332.50 ex VAT) for the 16GB model, $599/£479 inc VAT (£399.17 ex VAT) for the 32GB model and $699/£559 inc VAT (£465.83 ex VAT) for the 64GB model. Both iPad mini and fourth generation iPad are available from the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorised Resellers.

iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular and fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be available in the US in a few weeks and in many more countries later this year. iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be offered for a suggested retail price of $459/£369 inc VAT (£307.50 ex VAT) for the 16GB model, $559/£449 inc VAT (£374.17 ex VAT) for the 32GB model and $659/£529 inc VAT (£440.83 ex VAT) for the 64GB model. Fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be offered for a suggested retail price of $629/£499 inc VAT (£415.83 ex VAT) for the 16GB model, $729/£579 inc VAT (£482.50 ex VAT) for the 32GB model and $829/£659 inc VAT (£549.17 ex VAT) for the 64GB model. Additionally, iPad 2 is available at $399/£399 inc VAT (£332.50 ex VAT) for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and just $529/£479 inc VAT (£399.17 ex VAT) for the 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G model where they are sold now.

*LTE is available through select carriers. Network speeds are dependent on carrier networks. Check with your carrier for details.
**Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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