Apple released their two latest tablets last Friday and it looks like the sales over the launch weekend didn’t live up to Apple’s past record. They’ve just announced that they sold three million iPad 4s and iPad Minis in the past three days.
While you might be impressed by the word million, it’s really not all that amazing. In comparison, Apple sold 5 million iPhones 5 in the first weekend. Back in March, Apple sold three million iPads 3 in the first three days after it was launched.
To put it in perspective, this past weekend Apple
needed two tablets to match the sales quantity they achieved with a single tablet back in March sold as many iPads Mini and iPads4 as they sold iPad 3 (Wifi and LTE models combined) in March. These sales figures might still be higher than most any Android tablet but they only equal do not match Apple’s past successes; they do not exceed it.
It would seem to me that the bloom has gone off the rose, or perhaps the apple has developed a blemish.