Apple this morning issued a press release stating that over 1.7 million iPhones have been sold in just 3 days.
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.
Apple was able to achieve such impressive sales even though the iPhone 4 is currently available in only 5 countries – the US, the UK, France, Germany, and Japan. Towards the end of July, the device will become available in 18 additional countries – Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
By way of comparison, it took 74 days for the original iPhone to reach one million units sold. The iPhone 3G and 3GS, meanwhile, sold about 1 million units during their launch weekends.