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Demand for Apple's New iPads "Off the Charts"

Demand for Apple's New iPads "Off the Charts"

Overwhelming demand for Apple's new iPad has resulted in the pre-orders selling out. 

According to Apple, the demand for the new iPad has been "off the charts" despite imposing a limit of two orders per customer. Analysts quoted by Slash Gear asserted that one million units were sold on the first day which is double the estimated sales record set by the iPad 2 last year. 

Customers who plan to get their hands on the new iPads at Apple's retail stores or authorized Apple resellers may have to compete with enthusiastic Apple fans who will queue outside the stores days before the official launch date on March 16. In fact, Pocket-Lint reported that two enthusiastic fans, Ali and Zohaib, have been waiting outside the Apple store at London's Regent Street since Sunday. Apparently, more people will join the queue so that they will be among the first to get the new iPads.

The main upgrades seen in Apple's third generation iPad model include a Retina display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, an A5X processor with quad-core graphics, 4G LTE support and a 5-megapixel rear camera with the same advanced optics as the iPhone 4S.

Buyers outside the U.S  are unable to enjoy the faster LTE data speeds of up to 73Mbps as the new iPads operate on the 700MHz and 2100MHz frequency bands whereas other countries including Singapore utilize the 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands. If you are still considering whether to purchase the new iPad, hopefully this blog article will help you make up your mind. 

Sources: USA Today via BGR, Slash Gear, Pocket-lint

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