AT&T Mobility sets new single-day record for Apple iPad sales and activations

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.

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Source: AT&T Inc.


  1. No hard figures, so the iHaters will be very skeptical about those numbers. It’s like Bezos saying Amazon sold an awful lot of Kindles. Which means very little. I just want to hear that Apple sold something like three million iPads over the weekend. Nice solid numbers.

    1. Some people seem to be awfully impatient. The message above went in at 1:41PM EDT (about 10:41 Pacific). I would venture a guess, Apple’s retail division simply couldn’t possibly tally up all global retail sales that came in over the weekend within just one hour and 40 minutes (from 9AM, when they came to work this morning, until 10:41, when the post above made it here).

      Apparently, though they were able to do it a few hours later, so we now have those numbers (3 million of them).

      1. Anyway, Verizon’s “4G” is no less faux than AT&T’s, even though it is significantly faster.

        Latest 4G standard draft held requirement that the speed has to be no less than 100 megabits per second. But it was before the committee was bribed persuaded to cancel the requirement at all.

    1. i think Verizon’s is faster, if you look at the maps AT&T does have a large network now.

      And I think you are correct, verizon doesn’t claim the quasi-4G that AT&T has as “4G”.
      Then again, nobody really has 4G. Even LTE doesn’t meet true “4G” speed. (according to the standards for 4G)

    2. Actually, they are both “faux 4G”… Real, true 1gb per second data only VOIP calls (what 4G ACTUALLY is), doesn’t exist ANYWHERE… Every carrier technology name change (2g, 3G, etc) were based on ITU delegated specs set years before the appearance…

      All 4G branded today is simply a marketing term for 3.8G… Yeah. It’s fast.. No. It’s not 4G…

      It would be like taking a V6 engine and calling it a V8 because you souped it up to be “almost as powerful as a real V8 engine”… It still isn’t a V8 no matter how many times you call it that..

  2. Having been an AT&T customer before and after with an iPhone in 2007 & iPad in 2010, I switched for the first time to the new Verizon iPad. You can’t beat having that Hot Spot feature. Really dumb of AT&T not to offer it. After all, you are buying every last bit of data on the iPad anyway, how does it matter how you use it? Stupid and manipulative. And losing customers I’m sure in droves. It’s a feature that will come in handy, especially with a new Mac Book Pro…

    1. 1 Exactly what I was thinking. Where are the numbers? And, as stated above, the posting time doesn’t track. Hit whore. Heck, my local independent Mac store could say the same thing.

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