According to new data from Localytics, iPad activations skyrocketed over Black Friday weekend. iPad mini activations rose 26% while the iPad mini with Retina Display rose just 17% during the weekend. On the iPhone side of things, the iPhone 5C, 5S, and 4S rose 26%, 17% , and 10% respectively. These numbers are quite impressive when compared to Android statistics, with the Kindle Fire HD 7”, Galaxy S IV, and Galaxy Tab 2 7″.
It’s no surprise that Apple has seen such a massive jump in sales during Black Friday weekend either. Apple offered Apple Store gift cards with the purchase of any iPad Air or iPad on November 29th, Black Friday. Target, Walmart, and other big box retailers also offered deals on these products during Black Friday as well, contributing to the jump in sales.
It looks like Tim Cook’s prediction of an “iPad Christmas” was right after all.