iPhone 4 sales top 1.7 million in first 3 days; Steve Jobs apologizes for not having enough supply

Invisible Shield for Apple iPhone 4!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, in the press release. “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.

iPhone 4 comes with iOS 4, the newest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, which features Multitasking, Folders, enhanced Mail, deeper Enterprise support and Apple’s new iAd mobile advertising platform.

iPhone 4 is available in the US for a suggested retail price of US$199 for the 16GB model and $299 for the 32GB model in both Apple and AT&T’s retail and online stores, Best Buy, Radio Shack and Wal-Mart stores. iPhone 4 is also available in the UK, France, Germany and Japan and will be available in an additional 18 countries by the end of July—Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Source: Apple Inc.


  1. so if they had the manufacturing issues sorted for the white version, they would have easily cleared 2 million..nice set of numbers whichever way you cut it.

    MW ‘probably’ – I’m probably going to be waiting a while here in Australia given demand to date

  2. Wow. 1.7 million, and that doesn’t even include Sunday.

    For comparison’s sake, it took 74 days for the original iPhone to reach ONE million, and 3 days to sell ONE million for both the iPhone 3G and 3GS.

  3. I was one of many who preordered (and I was away on business when it arrived doh!) and I have to say I’m not disappointed. Fast, the screen is glorious, pictures from camera A1 and as a left hander have no reception issues to speak of!

    And I’m no fanboy…I work for HP!

  4. apology not accepted, give me my damn iphone. july 14 my ass. hey steve what the hell, before the launch these things got pass out like candy to any idiot in a bar but now that its out I can’t get one. I’d almost consider andriod (oh accept that they suck)

  5. At times like this I remember perhaps the stupidest comment in history:

    Feb 2007, Telstra (Australia) Operations Chief, Greg Winn, in regards to the newly announced iPhone, tells Apple to “stick to it’s knitting”.

    “There’s an old saying – stick to your knitting – and Apple is not a mobile phone manufacturer, that’s not their knitting,” Mr Winn told AAP.

    Mr Winn said from a marketing perspective, Apple had committed a number of oversights

    “I am absolutely sure that device will be successful initially,” Mr Winn said.

    But I guess after “initially” it would disappear and leave Apple wishing it’d stuck to it’s knitting.

    Seems Mr Winn is Mr Lose.


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