Apple sells one million iPhone 3G units in first weekend

Apple today announced it sold its one millionth iPhone 3G on Sunday, just three days after its launch on Friday, July 11. 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.

“iPhone 3G had a stunning opening weekend,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, in the press release. “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.”

The new iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone plus 3G networking that is twice as fast, built-in GPS for expanded location-based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs over 800 third party applications available through the new App Store. In the US, the new iPhone 3G is priced at just $199 for the 8GB model, and $299 for the 16GB model.

More about Apple’s iPhone 3G here.

53 Comments

  1. Six million EDGE iPhones in approximately one year, then one million iPhone 3G in just a few days. That’s an amazing number, and reminds me of the incredible growth in iPod sales after the first year or two.

    Very promising start, and double the most optimistic estimate that I read prior to the launch.

  2. I can’t wait to get my upgrade. I was gonna queue up, but then my wife reminded me I have a life outside of technology and I ended up at a barbeque…

    …I’d have preferred to queue up to be honest. Still, if they have them in this Friday, add me to the list of iPhone 3G owners.

    Loving the 2.0 update on my original iPhone, this software kicks some serious ass.

  3. Friday: Forget it. Not a chance unless you were first in line.
    Saturday: Line out the door the entire day. Stood in line for 3 hrs. They ran out.
    Sunday: Called and was told a fresh shipment had come but the line was so long they would not be able to get to everybody before the store closed.

    Friends, I think we might have a hit on our hands here.

  4. ….*sigh* …

    I remember when they built computers and they used to cater to computers users. Oh, those days when MS was bungling everything and Apple did everything right …..

    Now they make at&tPhones;and ignore their computer users when they roll out a botched service upgrade.

    If you have a (previous) mac.com subscription without an at&tPhone;, you might be feeling the pain.

    Is this the future of our beloved company?

  5. In Switzerland they were sold out in 2 hours – no chance to get hold of a 16gb so far since friday – all shops have the same note at the doors – we have no iPhone on stock but we are happy to take your reservation – delivery time – do not know

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