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Apple Sold 17 Million iPads in 90 Days

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Apple's third quarter financial earnings might have fallen short of Wall Streets expectations but the company did experience growth for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, even if it wasn't quite as much as analysts predicted. Some of that growth can be attributed to the new iPad, or iPad 3 as it is colloquially know. Apple CEO Tim Cook this week revealed that the iPad has sold 17 million units. That's 17 million units in the last 90 days, by the way. Apple hasn't said how many it's sold since the March 16 release, but the 17 million represents an 84 percent increase over the number of iPads sold in the same quarter last year.

"We're thrilled with record sales of 17 million iPads in the June quarter," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "We've also just updated the entire MacBook line, will release Mountain Lion tomorrow and will be launching iOS 6 this Fall. We are also really looking forward to the amazing new products we've got in the pipeline."

iPads aside, Apple sold 26.0 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 28 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. The company sold 4 million Macs during the quarter, a two percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The only product line to decline was the iPod. Apple once again announced a decline in iPod sales. This quarter the company shifted 6.8 million iPods, a 10 percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter.

The news comes as Apple celebrates the launch of OSX Mountain Lion, which was released today and costs $20. The company is also reportedly preparing the launch of the newest iPhone. The follow-on to the iPhone 4S, it's not yet clear what this phone will be called. While some believe Apple will go with the 'iPhone 5' moniker, others think the company will drop the numerical names altogether, just like it did with the latest iPad.

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    Camikazi , July 25, 2012 10:37 PM
    pdamascoGreat more iSheep...good for Apple. Why should I care, how is this news?

    This is a counter to the 10 million SGS3 sold article, which I still see as a win considering how hard Apple has been trying to get that phone banned everywhere. Apple doesn't have others trying to ban their products like they do to Samsung :p 
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    Anonymous , July 25, 2012 10:32 PM
    Great more iSheep...good for Apple. Why should I care, how is this news?
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    husker , July 25, 2012 10:10 PM
    I was given an iPad 3 to use at work. I've got to admit is is pretty sweet.
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    jordan009 , July 25, 2012 10:18 PM
    17 Million people are apple Retards.
  • 15 Hide
    Anonymous , July 25, 2012 10:32 PM
    Great more iSheep...good for Apple. Why should I care, how is this news?
  • 16 Hide
    Camikazi , July 25, 2012 10:37 PM
    pdamascoGreat more iSheep...good for Apple. Why should I care, how is this news?

    This is a counter to the 10 million SGS3 sold article, which I still see as a win considering how hard Apple has been trying to get that phone banned everywhere. Apple doesn't have others trying to ban their products like they do to Samsung :p 
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    Shin-san , July 25, 2012 10:39 PM
    The iPad is pretty neat being a portable screen and all. That being said: yep, I'm one of those ones that prefers a laptop
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    killerclick , July 25, 2012 10:41 PM
    The iPad is brilliant at what it is. It's fine to hate Apple, but you got to give them props for putting together a great product and basically creating the entire tablet market (yeah, yeah, there were tablets before but no one bought them).
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    alphaalphaalpha , July 25, 2012 10:46 PM
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    The iPad is brilliant at what it is. It's fine to hate Apple, but you got to give them props for putting together a great product and basically creating the entire tablet market (yeah, yeah, there were tablets before but no one bought them).


    I wouldn't call that "basically creating" the market as much as I'd call what Apple did to the tablet/tab/slate market as launching it off the ground.
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    superp , July 25, 2012 10:57 PM
    good for them
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    Anonymous , July 25, 2012 11:51 PM
    Windows 8 Store now has 400 apps http://www.techatron.net/2012/07/windows-8-store-now-has-400-apps.html
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    back_by_demand , July 26, 2012 12:51 AM
    poutechWindows 8 Store now has 400 apps http://www.techatron.net/2012/07/w [...] -apps.html

    Don't forget the 6 million or so programs that can run already on x86
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    aznshinobi , July 26, 2012 1:24 AM
    Would rather shoot myself in the face than give profit to a company that steals and sues their way to a victory. That company being Apple of course.
  • 6 Hide
    back_by_demand , July 26, 2012 1:25 AM
    aznshinobiWould rather shoot myself in the face than give profit to a company that steals and sues their way to a victory. That company being Apple of course.

    I think Apple would be happy either way...
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    Kami3k , July 26, 2012 1:32 AM
    CamikaziThis is a counter to the 10 million SGS3 sold article, which I still see as a win considering how hard Apple has been trying to get that phone banned everywhere. Apple doesn't have others trying to ban their products like they do to Samsung


    How is it a counter when THG had nearly all articles be about the iPad for a week or two when it first came out?
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    tomfreak , July 26, 2012 1:48 AM
    Compared to other apple product, like Iphone, macbook/mac desktop which have better alternatives.

    Ipad is the only apple product that is not insanely overpriced, well I am not surprise given that Andriod tablet arent really mature yet.

    Ipad also proved that Apple could have done a lot more better on other product, had they priced their thing according to the competitor's offer. They just greedy want a huge margin profit, Ipad proved that if ur price is reasonable, people wont mind buying it.
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    darasen , July 26, 2012 1:53 AM
    aznshinobiWould rather shoot myself in the face than give profit to a company that steals and sues their way to a victory. That company being Apple of course.


    I really hope you aren't running Windows.
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    Anonymous , July 26, 2012 3:57 AM
    its like they are playiny flute on there creepy hardware and people are folowing them like mouse .... was great story ..actually happening
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    CaedenV , July 26, 2012 3:59 AM
    I am no fan of Apple in most of their products (or company practices), but you have to admit that they have a great product in the iPad. Let's not forget the Cinema Display line as well, which is also very nice (even if it is overpriced).

    Their phone, laptop, desktop, server, and MP3 products can all rot though.
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    sundragon , July 26, 2012 4:42 AM
    back_by_demandDon't forget the 6 million or so programs that can run already on x86


    But they won't run on ARM based Windows 8 machines. It's going to be an interesting time as programs are ported or redesigned to run on ARM based Windows Tablets
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    Anonymous , July 26, 2012 5:43 AM
    they sold more last quarter
    still lost money
    this is just hype
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    guardianangel42 , July 26, 2012 10:13 AM
    Yeah, you see, that right there is why people call them iSheep. For God's sake people, it's a MINIMUM $500 purchase for a product that does less than a netbook! If you own one already, even if it's a previous generation, practice some goddamn self control!

    What the hell man.
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