AC #15: The Update Has Landed
This week we discuss the release of the new iPhone, and we take a look at the new iOS update. And though we skip Farmville, we review some great new apps!
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.
Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OSX, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.
This one is actually pretty funny… if you have a new iPhone 4 and would really like to try out FaceTime (the video conference feature rolled out with the new iPhone) but you don’t know anyone else with an iPhone 4 well, Apple’s got your back. You can call 1-888-FACETIME and a real live Apple employee will answer your call and talk to you via the new face to face feature.
In this video, found on YouTube, a new iPhone 4 owner calls the Apple FaceTime number using a puppet. It’s actually pretty funny. The best part is that the Apple employee plays right along with him.
Despite Apple sending emails to pre-order customers warning them that they could receive their iPhone 4’s a day early (ie: the 23rd) there are reports of several people who are receiving their new iPhone 4 today – a full two days before the official launch (24th). So, to celebrate the early arrival of the iPhone 4, here’s some unboxing pics and videos that I’ve collected that have been showing up all day today:
AC #13: iPhone & iOS
This week, Erik, Lou, and Jeff take a look at the announcements from WWDC, some recent woes hitting AT&T, and some great new apps!
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Steve Jobs in his keynote address at the World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC10) in San Francisco unveiled the new iPhone 4 today. Of course, if you’re an iPhone fan you’ll know that much of this was leaked a few weeks back, which Steve eluded to in his keynote with “stop me if you’ve seen this before.” The new iPhone 4 sports a full redesign and includes many enhancements including a 5mp camera, a front facing camera, new A4 processor and more. Read more