An anonymous reader writes "Yesterday, Apple placated investors when it announced plans to initiate a quarterly dividend along with a stock repurchasing program. During the ensuing conference call, Tim Cook was asked about the success of Apple's new iPad. Cook cryptically explained that the new iPad "experienced a record weekend."
A few hours later, Apple issued a press release announcing that during the first 4 days of availability, over 3 million new iPads were sold. By way of contrast, it took the original iPad 28 days to reach the 1 million sales mark."Link to Original Source