In its first 24 hours, sales for AT&T's version of the new 4G LTE-capable iPad sales were the greatest AT&T has ever seen for a new iPad model. However, the carrier did not give specific numbers for activations or details how many were sold in its stores or online.
Meanwhile, in the company's press release, Apple’s Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Phill Schiller, said that “the new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold―the strongest iPad launch yet. Customers are loving the incredible new features of iPad, including the stunning Retina display, and we can’t wait to get it into the hands of even more customers around the world this Friday.”
By Friday, Schiller is referring to the expanded availability of the new iPad on this Friday, the 23rd. 24 new countries will launch the device on that day, including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.