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  • 1.7 Million iPhone 4s Sold During Launch Weekend


    Apple announced today that 1,700,000 iPhone 4s were sold in the first three days, with Steve Jobs calling it "the most successful product launch in Apple's history." Alluding to persistent supply and ordering issues, Jobs added that "we apologize to those customers who were turned away because we did not have enough supply." Apple, which usually doesn't give out sales figures, did not break the 1.7 million down by model or country of purchase, or specify whether the total included all iPhones ordered or just the ones that were actually delivered.

    With months of hype building up to the release, most of the iPhones purchased this weekend had to be pre-ordered from Apple or AT&T online or at Best Buy, Radio Shack and Wal-Mart stores. AT&T begins selling iPhone 4s tomorrow at their retail stores, with long lines again expected. The iPhone 4 is also available in the UK, France, Germany and Japan and will go on sale in 18 countries more countries over the next month: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The phone will be available in a total of 87 countries by the end of September.

    The sales results surprised even the most optimistic industry analysts. Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster, who is known for generally overestimating Apple sales potential, said on Friday that he thought first weekend sales would total between 1 to 1.5 million. Munster's team surveyed six hundred iPhone buyers in San Francisco last week, and found that three-quarters of them were upgrading from an older iPhone.

    When the first iPhone went on sale in 2007, it took 72 days to sell a million at the original $599 price. Last year, Apple sold a million iPhone 3GSes in the first three days. It took 28 days to sell a million iPads, but over 3 million of them have sold to date.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 1.7 Million iPhone 4s Sold During Launch Weekend started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 56 Comments
    1. damod84's Avatar
      damod84 -
      all the iPhone haters that come on this site can suck it the numbers don't lie
    1. aimetti's Avatar
      aimetti -
      Quote Originally Posted by eortizr View Post
      I just tried my friends i4 today... not impressed at all, the display is not that different, it does not feels natural in the hand.... and the speed is almost the same.. we did some test side by side,, like opening webpages, same apps, etc... nothing that much... the only neat feature is the facetime thingy.,, other than that... no thanks... I'll keep my 3gs until something else comes...

      you have got to be kidding.

      i still have my wifes 3gs , load the same web page on both and tell me you cant tell a huge difference. absurd.
    1. michaelsvx's Avatar
      michaelsvx -
      So tomorrow I'm lining up to buy a defect???
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      I am torn between waiting for the white one or buying a black one now and selling it when the white ones come out.
    1. PM5K's Avatar
      PM5K -
      I would have bought another on Saturday for my wife if they had one, but they didn't, so for whoever said they would have sold more if they had more, no question.

      Also, an iPhone is like a woman you're falling in love with, once she gives it up it's complete and you are fully in love. With my iPhone I'm not totally in love until the jailbreak.
    1. an0ther's Avatar
      an0ther -
      Jesus. I think all the people who complain about the iPhone 4 reception do not even own one. FN grow up! Mine works great. Zero issues. Awesome numbers. It's just a shame everyone tries to find flaws.
    1. michoolyoung's Avatar
      michoolyoung -
      Mine will be going back if they cannot offer
      A solution to all of the problems I have been having
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      Quote Originally Posted by michoolyoung View Post
      Mine will be going back if they cannot offer
      A solution to all of the problems I have been having
      and the problems are....?
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Nice apple. Just fix the antenna problem. I will be a very happy customer.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by michoolyoung View Post
      Mine will be going back if they cannot offer
      A solution to all of the problems I have been having
      Just know you could have it worse. Some iPhone have some REALLY BAD reception issues

      [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCEfSwlA2E8]YouTube - iPhone 4 Strange Antenna Interference Problem[/ame]
    1. badass1469's Avatar
      badass1469 -
      bahaha, HTC = 1m a month, iPhone 4 1.7m in 3 days. lmao HTC u can suck my balls... and my testicles(lol)
    1. PanayiotisN's Avatar
      PanayiotisN -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      Good....now let's see the number that really counts. How many of those 1.7 mil are defective or problematic or don't require the use of a "bumper" to maintain decent signal strength.
      I agree with you! let's say about the 16.000.000 phones have problems with the antenna! so apple gets another 16.000.000 * 30$! So guess what! iPhone 4 for me is a complete failure if it has problem with the antenna and display!
    1. mcmeechan84's Avatar
      mcmeechan84 -
      Considering there was only 1700000 phones sold, your showing how much of a idiot u really are and if 16.000.000 iPhones were defective I think there would be slot more coverage than we've seen!! It shows how good the iPhone is when ppl just spout nonsense just to try n slate it.
    1. Azulfuego's Avatar
      Azulfuego -
      Local AT&T store sold out this am already but is giving out tickets that promise one between 2-3 in the afternoon.
    1. eortizr's Avatar
      eortizr -
      Quote Originally Posted by damod84 View Post
      all the iPhone haters that come on this site can suck it the numbers don't lie
      if your statement is correct, then PC > MAC

      Quote Originally Posted by aimetti View Post
      you have got to be kidding.

      i still have my wifes 3gs , load the same web page on both and tell me you cant tell a huge difference. absurd.
      seems pretty even to me...

      [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOREhc2Ze-8]YouTube - Apple iPhone 4 vs. 3GS vs. 3G: Speed Test[/ame]
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      Apple is still a dark overlord severing ties to 1984, but I'm not hating on them for their money making ability.... they do that well.