Before the weekend had even begun, we all expected an announcement from Apple on Monday. With so much talk and hype about record opening weekend sales for the new iPad, we were ultra-confident that Apple would announce Monday that the company sold at least 1 million units of the third-generation tablet over the weekend.
Well, Monday came, and - as expected - we got an announcement from Apple. But it wasn't about the iPad. As Phillip Swanson covered in detail on MMi
this morning, Apple today announced plans to initiate a dividend and share repurchase program. But there was one small yet significant morsel of information revealed today regarding the new iPad.
"We had a record weekend and we're thrilled with it," Apple CEO Tim Cook said in reference to the new device's availability. No numbers, sales projections, or other data was dished. But Apple saw a record opening weekend. As of this writing, however, it remains to be seen when Apple will dazzle us with some specifics.
But when it comes to dazzling, Apple will do just that later this week when the new iPad makes a huge international debut across a boatload of new countries, 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.