Apple sells more than 1.7M iPhones in 3 days

Jun 28, 2010
In this June 24, 2010 file photo, Duane Davis, left, learns about the new features of the Apple iPhone 4 while talking to an Apple employee during the first day of sales for the new phone at the Memorial City Mall Apple Store in Houston. Apple Inc. said Monday that it sold more than 1.7 million units of its new iPhone model in the first three days, making it the most successful product launch in the company's history from the standpoint of sales.(AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Michael Paulsen)

(AP) -- Apple Inc. said Monday that it sold more than 1.7 million units of its new iPhone model in the first three days, making it the most successful product launch in the company's history from the standpoint of sales.

The went on sale Thursday in the U.S., Britain, France, Germany and Japan. High demand for the model caused shortages and unruly crowds at some stores.

"This is the most successful product launch in Apple's history," said , Apple's CEO. "Even so, we apologize to those customers who were turned away because we did not have enough supply."

Some stores sold out within hours. Analysts have said Apple is having a hard time procuring enough parts for the phone, such as its new higher-resolution screen. Apple has said the white iPhone it plans to produce has been more challenging than expected and won't be available until late July. Only black models went on sale Thursday.

Apple sold more than 1 million units in the first three days when it launched last year's model, the 3GS. Canada, Italy, Spain and Switzerland were then among the launch countries, but was not.

Apart from the sharper screen, the 4 features a slimmer body and faster processor than the previous model, among other changes.

Shares of the Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple rose $1.52, or 0.6 percent, to $268.22 in morning trading Monday.

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labtvonline
not rated yet Jun 28, 2010
It is incredible how many of these phones have flown of the shelves even with some of the production flaws so far. Apparently people don't mind the reception issues but I fear that this oversight in Apple's development of this product provides insight into the future of the company. But, I'm sure for the time being they will continue to blow our mind. I've heard they are even working on developing the technology that would allow for a 3-D teleconference from a phone. Having seen that a 3-D image form a handheld device in that of the Nintendo 3DS apparently works quite well, I'm sure this technology will be in Apple's imminent future. I'll post a link to the video I saw about this technological development if you want to view it for yourself.

http://www.ndep.u...nference
trekgeek1
not rated yet Jun 28, 2010
I've heard they are even working on developing the technology that would allow for a 3-D teleconference from a phone. Having seen that a 3-D image form a handheld device in that of the Nintendo 3DS apparently works quite well, I'm sure this technology will be in Apple's imminent future.



Possibly, though they would have to overcome some technical problems. bNintendo stated at E3 that their device uses it's traditional two screen design but that the 3D display was not a touchscreen. The presenter said it turns out that touch and 3D don't work well together. But hey, few things are impossible, and if it isn't I'm sure they'll get it eventually.

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