New iPad Sells Over 3 Millions Units in Just Under 4 Days

Not only did this year’s iteration of the iPad receive a large revamp including a stunning retina display, an improved 5 MP camera, HD 1080p video recording capacities, and more, but it also came accompanying, hand-in-hand a new sales record for Apple’s expanding lineup of desirable tablets. Apple today announced the amount of units that they sold since the new iPad’s launch, which was just last Friday – a whopping 3 million in total.

Officially according to Apple:

“CUPERTINO, California―March 19, 2012―Apple® today announced it has sold three million of its incredible new iPad®, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a stunning new Retina™ display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight® camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video, and still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life* while remaining amazingly thin and light. iPad Wi-Fi + 4G supports ultrafast 4G LTE networks in the US and Canada, and fast networks around the world including those based on HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA.

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

Undoubtedly, the new iPad was worth the evident hype created by its release. In comparison, Apple sold over 300,000 units of the original iPad, and it took 28 days to breach 1 million. With the iPhone 4S, 4 million handsets were sold in the first launch weekend. Facts via Macrumors.