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Apple sells three million iPads in three days

Apple has sold three million iPads in just three days since the launch of its new iPad mini and fourth generation iPad.

The figures represent double the previous first weekend milestone of 1.5 million Wi-Fi only models sold for the third generation iPad in March.

New Zealand become the first country in the world to get their hands on Apple’s new release last week, with the products proving a hit according to CEO Tim Cook.

“Customers around the world love the new iPad mini and fourth generation iPad,” Cook says.

“We set a new launch weekend record and practically sold out of iPad minis. We're working hard to build more quickly to meet the incredible demand.”

Apple says demand for the iPad mini exceeded the initial supply and while many of the pre-orders have been shipped to customers, some are scheduled to be shipped later this month.

The iPad mini with Wi-Fi models will be available in black & slate or white & silver for a recommended retail price of NZ$479 for the 16GB model, $629 for the 32GB model and $779 for the 64GB model.

Coming with Wi-Fi + Cellular, the device will start shipping a couple of weeks after the Wi-Fi models, offered for a recommended retail price of $680 for the 16GB model, $829 for the 32GB model and $979 for the 64GB model.

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