New iPad sales cross 3 million

New iPad 1

The new iPad sales crossing the 3 million mark is certainly something to talk about, considering that it was launched into the market only on March 16. Already out in specific regions, come March 23 and the slate will hit availability status in 24 other countries across the globe.

The Apple iDevice can currently be purchased in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, Japan and the UK as well as Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Potential users in other regions numbering at two dozen will soon be able to get their hands on the sleek tablet this week itself.

“The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold―the strongest iPad launch yet,” remarked 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.”

New iPad 2

At 8 a.m. local time this coming Friday, the tablet will begin selling in Belgium, Austria, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Hungary, Denmark, Mexico, Macau, The Netherlands and Finland. It will also hit Greece, Iceland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal and Romania.

The new iPad price specifications spell out to be $499, $599 and $699 for 16GB, 32GB and 64GB Wi-Fi only variants. The 16GB, 32GB and 64GB Wi-Fi + 4G versions can be grabbed for $629, $729 and $829, respectively through either AT&T or Verizon. The aforesaid prices are for the U.S. and these will obviously vary depending on the concerned regions.