Ahead of this Friday's March 16th new iPad UK release date, analysts have predicted Apple will shift 1 million of the tablet's during its opening 24 hours
Following the tablet’s official unveiling last week, industry analysts have suggested that Apple’s new iPad, which will be made available in the UK this Friday, could shift as many as 1 million units in its opening day on sale.
Speaking with investors yesterday, respected Apple analyst with Piper Jaffray, Gene Munster, has suggested the third-generation tablet launch could be Apple’s most successful to date with as many as 1 million devices to fly off store shelves on March 16th.
With more than 300,000 of the original iPads shifting form Apple stores when the tablet launched in 2010, the Apple branded device has risen to become a market defining product in just two years with the third-generation model set to continue the product’s record breaking run.
“Given the new iPad will be sold in 12 countries on 3/16, we are confident the company will sell over 1 (million) on launch day," Munster said.
Originally believed to be heading to the iPad 2 and by far the most rumoured spec inclusion for the company’s latest tablet offering, Apple has revealed the iPad 3 will land boasting an iPhone 4S esque Retina display with the 9.7-inch screen to boast an impressive 2048 x 1536p resolution and 264 pixels-per inch.
Further bolstering the tablet’s impressive array of new specs, Apple has revealed that the iPad 3 will land with an A5X quad-core processor. Improving the tablet’s camera options, the iPad 3 will play host to an iSight camera capable of Full HD 1080p video recording capabilities with video stabilisation and noise reduction features as standard.
Whilst not featuring the company’s iPhone 4S exclusive voice commanded personal assistant Siri has not made the jump to the iPad 3, the tablet will play host to voice dictation features allowing users to seamlessly transcribe letters at will. For US users the tablet will also play host to 4G LTE connectivity options.
Fulfilling a flurry of rumours, the iPad 3 will land almost 1mm thicker than its predecessor lining up at 9.4mm thick and 1.4lbs (635g) in weight.