Apple sells 3 million iPads in 3 days

  • Apple sold three million of its new iPads in the first three days of the tablet computers being made available.

    Sales of the 7.9-inch iPad mini and 4G 9.7-inch version, both Wi-Fi only models, were double the first-weekend sales of the Wi-Fi iPad sold in March, Apple announced on Monday.

    Apple did not reveal the exact number of iPad minis sold. The iPad mini is a smaller version of the original tablet and is designed to mark the group’s foray into a segment dominated by Amazon and Google.

    The iPad mini to take on Google's Nexus 7 and Amazon's Kindle Fire.

    Analysts estimate around 2.3 million of the total 3 million iPads sold were the mini-tablets, exceeding expectations of 1 million to 1.5 million.

    Apple heads into the current quarter with a fresh product line, ranging from computers and laptops to iPads and iPhones.