Apple announced today that it has now sold more than 100 million iPads around the world, a feat that makes the iPad far and away the best-selling tablet ever.
“Two weeks ago, we sold our 100 millionth iPad,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said at event today in San Jose, Calif.
Apple used the event to announce the iPad Mini, which everyone and their mom expected, and the new fourth-generation iPad. The Mini starts at $330m and the iPad starts at $500 like previous full-size iPads.
With those two new models on hand, how soon before Apple hits 200 million iPads?
Apple’s October Surprise
We expected Apple to announce an iPad mini today, and we got it. What we didn’t expect was the sheer number of new products the company unveiled. Here’s a rundown of the news.
- Apple debuts new MacBook, iMac, IPad 4 and iPad Mini (live blog)
- With the iPad Mini & an updated iBooks Author, Apple finally has a chance of revolutionizing the classroom
- Apple announces 7.9″ iPad Mini, measuring just 7.2mm thick
- Apple debuts full-size 4th-gen iPad with super-fast A6X chip & HD front camera
- Apple’s Fusion Drive combines SSD speed with big storage
- Apple announces stunning 5mm-thick iMac
- Apple unveils gorgeous Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro, starts at $1,700
- Apple launches new iBooks with continuous scrolling, better iCloud support, and page filters
- Apple by the numbers: 200M devices running iOS 6, 125M docs in iCloud