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Apple flogs three million new iPads

Launch isn't flawless, though

Apple has announced it managed to sell three million new iPads in three days. See also: New iPad review.

The firm said it has had the best launch out of its three iPads with the third generation. The new iPad launched on Friday at 8am means Apple has sold the equivalent of one million per day. Visit iPad 4 release date, specs and rumour round-up.

Philip Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple said, "The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold?the strongest iPad launch yet. 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 iPad is available in more than 10 countries with 24 more to be added this Friday including Austria, Italy, New Zealand and Spain. It comes with a 2048 x 1536 Retina display, an A5X processor with quad-core graphics and improved cameras. The tablet still starts at £399 in the UK.

However, the launch hasn’t been without its problems with some users reporting an overheating issue and a new medical condition called ‘iPad shoulder’.


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