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