Apple Sells 3 Million New iPads In Three Days

Huffington Post UK  |  By Posted: 20/03/2012 08:29 Updated: 20/03/2012 09:33

It's taken just three days for Apple to sell 3 million of its new iPads. The new tablet launched on Friday March 16.

"The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold―the strongest iPad launch yet," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing.

The new iPad features am ultra-high res Retina display, the new quadcore A5X chip, a 5 megapixel iSight camera, 1080p HD video, 10-hour battery life and 4G LTE networks in the US and Canada.

The US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and the US Virgin Islands already have access to the new gadgets with 24 more countries, including Belgium, New Zealand, Spain, Ireland and Italy will be able to buy a new iPad from 8:00 am on Friday, 23 March.

The new sales figures show how Apple dominates the tablet market, which it claims to have invented.

ABC News reports that Amazon sold around 4.7 million Kindle Fires in the fourth quarter of 2011, RIM sold 500,000 BlackBerry Playbook tablets in its first quarter on the market.

Samsung has admitted it's failing at tablets. At Mobile World Congress, Hankil Yoon, a product strategy executive for Samsung, said: "Honestly, we're not doing very well in the tablet market."

So what do new iPad owners think? Find out below by clicking through their tweets.

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