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When Apple announced the new iPad, there were nay-sayers as always. The lack of a number in the name, of all possible things, seemed to throw certain media quote-unquote professionals through a loop. Turns out, the Retina display and LTE connection seem to sell themselves. The launch of the third generation iPad lea to record breaking sales, and not just for Apple.

AT&T PR:
[quote]On Friday, March 16, AT&T set a new single-day record for its iPad sales and activations, demonstrating robust demand for the new iPad[/quote]

While AT&T is undoubtedly cranky that Apple has such control over their own products, they will be crying all the way to the bank. Apple consistently makes devices that sell incredibly well, and the telecoms are painfully aware of that. They love the extra cash flow, but I’ll bet a dollar to a hole in a doughnut that they wince a little bit every time Apple gets away with something that they wouldn’t have let other companies do pre-iPhone.

What do you think about the iPad launch? Was it fun waiting in line with all the other nerds, or did you get yours shipped to your step with FedEx? Sound off in the comment section to let us know how the launch went for you.

Source: AT&T

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