Apple Sold a Lot of iPhone 4s

Friday night, I went to the mall to try to pick up a bumper for my iPhone. Of course, they didn’t have one, and the salesperson told me. “We’re expecting more on Monday, when we’re getting our next shipment of iPhone 4s.” I was surprised they even lasted until Friday night, frankly. So how much did Apple sell? A lot.

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.”

My personal guess was 1.5 million, and I’m pretty impressed that so many were sold in such a short amount of time. For perspective, Apple sold 1 million iPhone 3GS units in right around 3 days. This iPhone 4 is a pretty big deal, no matter what the haters say. It’s not perfect, but it seems like this is the phone that’s bringing even more people into the iPhone fold.

Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.


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