AT&T: iPad activations up 200 percent over past three days compared to last year's iPad launchAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Apple has been known to announce sales figures for each new iPhone model following the its initial launch weekend, just like it did in September for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. The company has done the same with some of its iPad models as well, but so far we've yet to hear anything from the folks in Cupertino regarding the iPad Air, which officially went on sale last Friday. However, that hasn't stopped AT&T from trumpeting its own sales stat.
AT&T announced today that its number of iPad activations over the past three days are 200 percent higher than last year's launch weekend. The big blue carrier doesn't get into specifics for either this year's sales or last year's, but it does claim that it saw strong consumer demand for the AT&T Next upgrade program, which allows consumers to pick up a 16GB iPad Air for $0 down and 20 monthly payments of $31.50 each.
The iPad Air is the newest version of Apple's full-size iOS tablet, sporting a 9.7-inch 2048x1536 Retina display and a new, iPad mini-like body that's 20 percent thinner than the previous generation and weighs one pound. It's available with either 16GB, 32GB, 64GB or 128GB of built-in storage and can be purchased in Wi-Fi-only or cellular-enabled models. When it comes to cellular connectivity, the iPad Air supports AT&T's LTE network as well as its HSPA service.
Did you pick up an iPad Air this weekend? If you did, which model did you snag? For those of you that didn't, Marco's iPad Air video review is available below to help you decide if you should add Apple's new tablet to your gadget arsenal.