It's a big day for announcing records. But its not such a big day for providing actual numbers to go along with such lofty claims.
On Monday, Apple was first to confirm record opening weekend sales for the the company's third-generation tablet.
"We had a record weekend and we're thrilled with it," Apple CEO Tim Cook said during today's conference call. Cook, however, didn't announce any specific sales data.
And what's true for Apple is also true for AT&T. This morning, the carrier said the following:
On Friday, March 16, AT&T set a new single-day record for its iPad sales and activations, demonstrating robust demand for the new iPad on the nation's largest 4G network, covering nearly 250 million people.
The one-two punch combo of Apple and AT&T making such bold statements that aren't backed by any numbers has frustrated many Apple fans who want to know exactly how history was made over the weekend - history that they were part of as new iPad buyers.
As of this writing, there's no indication of when Apple or its retail partners will reveal sales specifics.