Thursday, July 17, 2008

3G iPhone Madness

If you said it went off without a hitch, you'd be lying. The iPhone 3G launch has suffered widespread activation problems, yet Apple was still able to sell 1 million units by Sunday! That's just 60 hours of business. WOW!

"iPhone 3G had a stunning opening weekend," said Apple chief executive Steve Jobs. To say the least.

Just over a year ago, Apple sold just over 270,000 iPhones during the first two days of release. Beyond this, sales figures were never very forthcoming but we do know that it took the company nearly two and a half months to sell its one millionth unit.

"It took 74 days to sell the first one million original iPhones, so the new iPhone 3G is clearly off to a great start around the world," Jobs added.

The big difference of course is that last years opening weekend iPhone sales took place exclusively in the United States. This year there was a simultaneous launch in 20 addition countries, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK.

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