Apple announced that it sold 3 million iPads since Friday's debut of the new iPad Mini and the fourth edition full-sized iPad tablet. This doubled Apple's previous three-day sales record of 1.5 million iPads, which was set in March after the debut of the third-generation iPad.
"We set a new launch weekend record and practically sold out of iPad minis," Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said in a statement. "We're working hard to build more quickly to meet the incredible demand."
While sales were not broken down into which version sold more, analysts estimate that about 2.3 million of the new iPads sold over the weekend were the mini-tablets, surpassing expectations of 1 million to 1.5 million.
Source: Chicago Tribune