According to AT&T, Apple’s iPad release last Friday, on March 16th, set a new single-day record for iPad sales and activations. I know that when I pre-ordered it was tough to get through to Apple’s site, and thousands of people lined up outside of Apple Stores in the early morning, so it’s no surprise that AT&T experienced record sales.
It does prove, however, how popular Apple’s Retina display is with consumers. AT&T, who has over 250 million customers, was not the only one that experienced incredible sales.
Verizon didn’t mention the iPad breaking any sales records, but the company did say “We are quite pleased with sales, which have been brisk through the weekend, and we are excited to offer customers an alternative that lets them enjoy their new iPad on the nation’s largest 4G network.”
What’s not clear is how many 4G iPads were sold in comparison to Wi-Fi tablets. It will be interesting to see how many more customers were tempted into getting a connected iPad by Apple’s new LTE offerings.
If you got a new iPad, did the 4G persuade you to skip the Wi-Fi and plunk the cash down for a monthly plan?
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