The 10 Biggest Apple Stories Of 2012


5. The 'New iPad' Shakes Up Tablet Market

Apple in March sparked yet another feeding frenzy at its worldwide retail locations when it launched its third-generation iPad.

Dubbed, quite simply, "the new iPad," Apple's new tablet was the first in its line-up to support 4G networks and feature the new 2,048-by-1,539 Retina display. Sales of the new iPad took off instantly, with Apple selling 3 million units of the tablet in just three days. In August, these sales propelled Apple to the top of the tablet market, where it captured a massive 70 percent share.

Apple has since unveiled a fourth-generation iPad, but its debut was somewhat muted by a number of other new products that launched alongside it.



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