Apple sets new record selling 3 million iPads in 3 days

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Apple has said that it sold 3 million units of its new iPad tablet computers over the weekend, setting a new company record.

The  original ipad which debuted in 2010 sold 300,000 units in its first day and it took 28 days to get 1 million units. Numbers for the iPad2 sales in 2011 were not available, however estimates range from 400,000 to about 1 million during its first weekend on sale.

The new iPad which starts at $499 for a WiFi only model with 16 GB of storage, has received mixed reactions as consumers question how big an improvement the new display actually makes while others have found that the new device also runs about 10° C hotter than the previous generation model.