Apple Sells 1.7M iPhones in 3 Days
We all knew that the new iPhone 4 was going to be a hot seller. With its sleek new design, amazing new retina display screen along with the new FaceTime video chat there’s really no other smartphone like it on the market. Well, this morning Apple confirmed our suspicions that the iPhone 4 is a hot seller by releasing a statement saying that they’ve sold 1.7 Million iPhone 4’s in three days. That’s far more than the once-thought 600,000 that they took for pre-order.
What’s still unclear is how many of the 1.7M have been shipped or received by customers. For a while now the expected ship date even on apple.com for a new iPhone 4 has been reading “Ships by July 14th” (today it’s reading “Ships: 3 Weeks”) so it’s possible that a good number of the 1.7M sold are still “processing.” Either way, the numbers are impressive. Full press release below:
iPhone 4 Sales Top 1.7 Million
CUPERTINO, California—June 28, 2010—Apple® today announced that it has sold over 1.7 million of its iPhone® 4 through Saturday, June 26, just three days after its launch on June 24. The new iPhone 4 features FaceTime®, which makes video calling as easy as one tap, and Apple’s new Retina display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone, resulting in stunning text, images and video.
“This is the most successful product launch in Apple’s history,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Even so, we apologize to those customers who were turned away because we did not have enough supply.”
iPhone 4 also features a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, HD 720p video recording, Apple’s A4 processor, a 3-axis gyro and up to 40 percent longer talk time—in a beautiful all-new design of glass and stainless steel that is the thinnest smartphone in the world.
iPhone 4 comes with iOS 4, the newest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, which features Multitasking, Folders, enhanced Mail, deeper Enterprise support and Apple’s new iAd mobile advertising platform.
Pricing & Availability
iPhone 4 is available in the US for a suggested retail price of $199 (US)* for the 16GB model and $299 (US) for the 32GB model in both Apple and AT&T’s retail and online stores, Best Buy, Radio Shack and Wal-Mart stores. iPhone 4 is also available in the UK, France, Germany and Japan and will be available in an additional 18 countries by the end of July—Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
*Qualified customers only. Requires a new two year AT&T rate plan, sold separately.
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