Although itâ€™s a little too early for official sales figures, Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted today that Fridayâ€™s iPad launch has broken previous sales records. 9to5 Mac reports that when asked about Fridayâ€™s launch during an early morning conference call on Monday, Cook said, â€œWe had a record weekend, and weâ€™re thrilled with it.â€ Cook did not make any mention of when launch-day figures would be released by Apple, but 9to5 Mac says that it is estimated that Apple sold between 500,000 to 1 million units on Friday alone. This would represent a huge increase from the 300,000 iPad 2s that were sold in the first 24 hours that it went onsale last year, including pre-orders. During this morningâ€™s conference call with Cook and Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer, Apple also took the opportunity to announce a new dividend and share repurchase program, according to 9to5 Mac, during which it expects to spend $45 billion over three years.
Source: Cook: â€œWe had a record [iPad] weekend, and weâ€™re thrilled with it.â€ | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence