So much for the short lines — Apple sold three million iPads in three days. To put that in perspective, they sold five million iPhone 5s in three days a few weeks ago — a device that ranges from cheaper to much cheaper depending on the subsidy and version of the iPad. Oh, and it’s the iPhone — Apple’s best-selling device.
Speaking of versions, Apple doesn’t give the iPad mini/iPad 4 split. Though they also don’t do this for the iPod line. During earnings calls, Apple usually says that the iPod touch made up the majority of sales, I suspect the iPad mini will be the same way for the iPad line soon if it isn’t already. That’s not to say the iPad itself is over by any means, the iPad mini should simply accelerate growth.
By the way, these sales don’t include the LTE versions of the iPad mini or iPad 4, which haven’t shipped yet. Most of the people I know pre-ordered one of these (though I suspect the $329 version will end up being the best-selling iPad mini).
While Tim Cook notes that Apple “practically sold out of iPad minis” this weekend, I wouldn’t be surprised if they actually sell out of them when holiday shopping season really ramps up.