New Apple iPad sells 3 Million

Apple has announced today that it has sold an amazing 3 million new iPads on its opening weekend. Almost triple what its predecessors sold.

“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. “Customers are loving the incredible new features of iPad, including the stunning Retina display, and we can’t wait to get it into the hands of even more customers around the world this Friday.”

The Apple train keeps rolling on, here’s hoping they roll the iPhone 5 out this year as well, my iPhone 4 is looking a little outdated.

Apple Announce New iPad


As expected Apple has used its event today to announce a new iPad, launching with a 9.7 inch Retina display at 2048 x 1536 pixels, A5x processor and quad core graphics. The camera is 5MP that will be able to record at 1080p.

Functions wise, there is a new dictation mode through Siri that lets you talk instead of type which supports different languages, new apps iPhoto and updates to Garageband.

A big new feature is 4G, the new iPad is capable of 21mbps speeds. With the thickness of the device at 9.4mm.

The new iPad will launch on March 16, starting at $499 for the base model all the way up to over $800 for the fully featured 4G model. You can pre order today in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.

iPad 3 to be called iPad HD?

iPad 3?

With the Apple event inching ever closer rumors are everywhere about what it could be that they will announce at the event. One of the more popular rumors is that the next iPad won’t follow the same naming conventions are the previous 2 but instead by called the iPad HD.

Now why the “HD” and not simply call it the iPad 3? Could this new tablet be something similar to the iPhone 4s, not a full upgrade but merely a stepping stone between now and the launch of a more fully featured iPad? Who knows, the name is not the only thing to be debated about in the next iPad, will it have 4G? A6 processor? Retina display? Hopefully all these questions will be answered come March 7.

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