Apple Sells 1 Million iPhones in 3 days

July 14th, 2008 at 12:00 am
 


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As the smoke from the frenzy of the iPhone 3g launch winds down, the numbers are in and Apple couldn’t be any happier. Once again their innovation caught the hearts and wallets of a global crowd.

As Steve Job did say in an interview, "This is the biggest launch of my life," the iPhone 3G was indeed record-breaking for the Cupertino-based company. Having met the scheduled world wide release of the mobile phone on July 11, 21 countries swarmed Apple Stores and their mobile carrier partners’ stores across the globe. Last year, the first generation iPhone was initially launched in the US only then it gradually made its way across the pond to Europe. It took the 1st-gen iPhone 74 days to sell 1 million units. The iPhone 3G however, did it in 3 days.

Steve Jobs couldn’t be more impressed, “iPhone 3G had a stunning opening weekend,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “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.”

More according to the press release : iPhone 3G is now available in 21 countries—Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and the US—and will go on sale in France on July 17.