In the video below, technology analysts Eric Bleeker and Andrew Tonner look at Apple's announcement of 3 million sales of its new iPad Mini and refreshed fourth-generation iPad over the weekend. While some investors could find it a "red flag" that Apple isn't breaking out iPad Mini sales, the majority of those 3 million sales were likely the Mini.

That's an impressive opening considering the version that links to cellular networks still hasn't been released. More to the point, Eric and Andrew discuss why the tablet's price point and size make it an ideal gift this holiday season, meaning the tablets sales should be back-loaded headed into the end of the quarter.

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