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Apple US has announced it has sold three million iPads in just three days since the launch of its new iPad® mini and fourth generation iPad—double the previous first weekend milestone of 1.5 million Wi-Fi only models sold for the third generation iPad in March.
The Wi-Fi + Cellular versions of both iPad mini and fourth generation iPad will ship in a few weeks in Singapore and in many more countries later this year.
“Customers around the world love the new iPad mini and fourth generation iPad,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “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.”
The new iPad mini features a stunning 7.9-inch Multi-Touch™ display, FaceTime® HD and iSight® cameras, ultrafast wireless performance* and an incredible 10 hours of battery life**. The new fourth generation iPad features a gorgeous 9.7-inch Retina™ display, new Apple-designed A6X chip, FaceTime HD camera and ultrafast wireless performance.
Both iPad mini and the new fourth generation iPad with Retina display are available in 34 countries including Singapore, the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and the UK, and will be available in many more countries later this year, including mainland China. Demand for 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.
Pricing & Availability
iPad mini with Wi-Fi models is available in black & slate or white & silver for a suggested retail price of $329 (US) for the 16GB model, $429 (US) for the 32GB model and $529 (US) for the 64GB model.
The fourth generation iPad with Wi-Fi models is available in black or white for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for the 64GB model.
iPad mini and the fourth-generation iPad is sold through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com/sg) and selected Apple Authorised Resellers in the Singapore
iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular and fourth-generation iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be available a couple of weeks after the Wi-Fi models. iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be offered for a suggested retail price of S$618 for the 16GB model, S$748 for the 32GB model and S$878 for the 64GB model. Fourth-generation iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be offered at a suggested retail price of S$828 for the 16GB model, S$958 for the 32GB model and S$1,088 for the 64GB model. Additionally, iPad 2 is available for a suggested retail price of S$528 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and just S$698 for the 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G model where they are sold now.