AT&T reports single-day record with new iPad sales

A lineup at an AT&T store

AT&T has issued a quick statement saying that on Friday, the launch day of the new iPad, they reached a significant sales milestone.

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 on the nation's largest 4G network, covering nearly 250 million people.

Surprised? Not really. Will Verizon be saying the same thing? Probably. We had a bunch of our own folks waiting patiently in line at various stores to get their own new iPads, and they certainly weren't alone. It's a testament to Apple's staying power that even now, when there's plenty of competition in the tablet world, the iPad is still able to break records. While I doubt any single Android device will ever be able to similarly smash records, they are starting to slowly erode Apple's tablet market share. Whether or not other manufacturers will be as profitable as Apple is another question altogether.

Those of you who ended up getting an LTE-enabled iPad - did you go for the AT&T or Verizon version? The speed tests have been impressive, make sure you share your results.

Source: PR Newswire

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AT&T reports single-day record with new iPad sales


People are still going to AT&T? Why?! Their network quality and business practices ran me off long ago and they've gotten worse. They don't even have that much 4G coverage and they're still getting away with "largest 4G coverage" claim. They have the largest 3.5G network at best. Verizon has the largest LTE network. Besides all that their network is garbage.
Btw, I'm not trolling. I just don't see what keeps people flocking to AT&T.

I'm not a big fan of AT&T and was already excited to leave, but they grandfathered my unlimited 3G plan to an unlimited 4G plan, so that got me. Also neither ATT nor Verizon has LTE in the area I live (however,both have coverage in the area I work), and ATT's "4G" fallback network is a lot faster than Verizon's

Well ATT follows more of a world standards so I can purchase it and take it with me. While the VZW iPad gives you more of a world standard view (not completely), people don't really know VZW to be world standard so they gravitate to the ones they know.

I still live in an Edge area. 4G is just a pipe dream to me since neither are going to be offering it in my area anytime soon. So I stuck with AT&T.

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