Apple's new iPad could have larger implications for the games business, with a projected 66 million units sold in 2012, and its launch weekend would appear to be quite strong, according to Apple.
CEO Tim Cook told investors that the new iPad had a "record weekend" and Apple is "thrilled." By exactly what measure the latest tablet had a "record" is not clear at the moment, since the company still hasn't issued any concrete sales data.
Demand for the new iPad clearly has been strong, however, as Apple did sell out of its units online before launching last Friday, and wait times for new buyers are stretching out to as much as two or three weeks. Apple commented that its customer response has been "off the charts."
Apple took the same approach last year with the iPad 2, refusing to release hard numbers following launch, although some analysts have speculated that iPad 2 sold around a million during launch weekend alone.
Apple released the new iPad in 10 countries simultaneously.