That’s the news from the company this morning, but Apple isn’t providing any specifics about sales of the individual iPad models.
Here’s how the news release is worded: “Apple today 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.”
Apple is also continuing to sell the iPad 2, which would also factor into the number.
Tim Cook, Apple CEO, says in the news release: “Customers around the world love the new iPad mini and fourth generation iPad. 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.”
As we reported on Friday, the iPad mini launch generated lines, but they weren’t as long as those that normally greet an iPad launch.