The U.S., Japan and a few other selected markets made up for a new sales record for Apple’s iPad. The newest version of the gadget, launched on Friday, already sold 3 million units worldwide, making this “the strongest iPad launch yet,” according to Apple’s senior vice president of global marketing, Philip Schiller.
Apple scored on Friday a new single-day sales record, according to the company.
The new iPad version has few significant add-ons compared to the previous but this has not stopped fans from flocking at Apple’s stores to make sure they get their hands on the latest gadget.
The third-generation iPad has a faster processor and a sharper display. Its high-pixel count “retina display” brings for the first time 3.1 million pixel resolution to the iPad. This means the screen has 1 million more pixels than a 1080p high-definition TV. This level of clarity had previously been available only on the iPhone.
The iPad launched in the U.S., Japan, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom on Friday. It will be made available in 24 more countries this Friday.