It is a great news for Cupertino based tech giant. Its new iPad 3 sales zoom and cross 3 million unit mark
Here is some fresh perspective on Apple’s newly released iPads. The new tablet has broken all records in the sales in the initial four days after its relese. Apple had stated earlier that iPad 3 sales have registered very successful weekend sales.
Now Apple has released the number to back its claim. The firm stated that in four days it sold more than three million iPads worldwide. The sales figure are only for March 16 and March 19.
For the promised perspective – this is more than the combined sales of RIM PlayBooks and Motorola Xooms in a whole year.
The iPad figure was calculated from sales in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These are the places the iPad 3 has so far been released.
Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior VP of worldwide marketing, 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 claim of the Cupertino firm was backed by carrier AT&T that stated that it saw a record number of new iPad activations on its network.
The new record is a new milestone for Apple and this has made the launch of iPad 3 to be the most successful so far.
Last year Apple sold 15.4 million iPads in the last quarter. In 2010 Apple sold 11.12 million iPads in the third quarter. And for the whole of 2011 it managed a sales figure of 40 million.
The new record is a proof of first time buyers laying their hands on their first tablet in the form of iPad 3. This has increased the market size of tablets and thus a very big achievement for Apple.
Number cruncher firm Strategy Analytics revealed that Apple dominates the tablet market by owning 57.6% this year. This is lower than last year’s figure of 69%. The loss was market share was owing to the explosion of new Android tablets in the market this year.
In comparison to the loss of Apple share in tablet market, last year Android global smartphone market has been growing steadily with 29% is 2010 and 39.1% in 2011. At this rate the dominance of Apple is strictly threatened. Google might very soon have the potential to be neck to neck with Apple in the tablet competition.
However, those are all the companies combined against one single firm- the Apple. So there is still far to go before becoming the single most influential tablet seller in the market for Android manufacturers. And even though the market share of Android tablets is increasing, single firms are not doing very good business.
In isolation, the Android manufacturers are in bad business. This was backed by Samsung.
Hankil Yoon, a Samsung executive, said last month, “Honestly, we’re not doing very well in the tablet market.”