As expected, Apple saw an explosive response when the pre sales of the iPad Mini kicked off yesterday. Within hours, the popular white iPad Mini sold out and Apple has already pushed the shipping date of all iPad Mini’s out two weeks.
On top of the heavy sales volume of the iPad Mini, Apple announced that iOS 6 has been installed on an astonishing 200 million devices. And with the iPad Mini, just like the iPhone 5, shipping with iOS 6 pre installed, that iOS 6 figure is only going to keep climbing.
With the iPad Mini, the biggest question I now have is whether or not the the mini iPad tablet is going to experience iOS 6 wifi problems like what we saw during the first two weeks with of the release of the iOS 6.
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When iOS 6 adoption was only at around 100 million devices, there were massive reports of iOS 6 wifi connectivity issues. Some of the issues where able to be resolves through trouble shooting such as resetting network settings, or clearing the cache of the Safari browser. However, deeper iOS 6 wifi problems continued which is where we were finally able to make an association with IPv6 on wireless routers and the iOS 6 wifi problems.
The interesting thing will be to see if the iPad Mini is going to arrive with similar WiFi connectivity problems. There are high expectations from customers with the iPad Mini and if it arrives plagued with WiFi problems, an already unstable Apple fan base will grow even more impatient.
During the iPad Mini event, Apple CEO Tim Cook released some amazing numbers regarding the iPad. For example, Cook stated that there are now more iPad’s being sold than all of the PC manufacturer’s sales figures combined. And with the popularity of other 7 inch tablets like Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and Google’s Nexus 7, it would be fair to assume that the iPad Mini is going to contribute to the explosive growth of Apple’s tablet product line.
Some equally impressive sales figures from Apple shows a whopping 5 million iPhone 5′s sold during the opening weekend alone, and another 3 million new iPods along with the iPhone 5. Again, all of the these devices are shipped with iOS 6. Along with the impressive iPhone 5 and next generation iPod sales figures, Apple announced that 300 billion – that’s billion with a “b” – messages have been sent with iMessage which breaks down to a staggering 28,000 messages per second.
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On top of the 5 million iPhone 5 handsets sold during the handset’s opening weekend, Cook announced that 3 million new iPods have been sold to date. In addition, iOS 6 is now on installed 200 million Apple devices. The CEO also noted that Apple device users have sent 300 billion messages using iMessage, and the service currently delivers an average of 28,000 messages per second.
More impressive numbers from Apple: 35 billion app downloads from the Apple App Store, $6.5 billion paid out to developers – which means Apple has earned $21.6 billion from the app store (the 70% portion from app developers). There have been 400 million iBooks downloaded as well from the Apple App Store.
Finally, Tim Cook announced that the Mac computer has been outselling the PC (personal computer) for six straight years and that the Mac is now the No. 1 selling desktop computer and MacBook (including MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, etc…) is the number one notebook computer in the United States.
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We should know in the coming week, as the iPad Mini pre orders continue to build, some solid figures regarding the iPad Mini. As it looks right now, the white iPad Mini seems to be the most popular version of the iPad Mini tablet.