Apple sells 1.7 million iPhone 4s in just three days

Mind blown! If you had to guess how many iPhone 4s would Apple manage to push in three days, you wouldn't guess 1.7 million would you? And you'd be wrong, because that's exactly how many they sold.

We wrote about iPhone 4 shortages, but when we're talking about 1.7 million units sold in just three days, it's perhaps more appropriate to call it "overwhelming, I can't believe it's true demand" rather than "shortage".

By the way, starting tomorrow, AT&T stores should be able to offer walk-in sales - they couldn't do that so far, because of said overwhelming demand.

Even Apple is impressed, quoth Steve Jobs - "This is the most successful product launch in Apple's history". No, really? The iPhone 3G and the 3GS sold "just" 1 million in three days, so yes, we'd say the iPhone 4 sales are doing pretty good.

Mr. Jobs also apologizes "to those customers who were turned away because we did not have enough supply". No mention of all those customers crying foul over the poor reception. They were told to stay tuned even though there was no problem (aside from users holding it wrong that is). Makes sense, right?

Ah, well. We guess the problems reported by the first people to get an iPhone 4 didn't scare the crowd away. Plus, there are already rumors of a 4.01 update to iOS that will solve the reception issues in software.

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Apple sells 1.7 million iPhone 4s in just three days - reader comments

  • Avinash Vijay

that is the whole point. Know what rules peoples mind. Is it feature or simplicity and ease of use and no fuss. Apple understands it perfectly. Nobody will challenge nokia ,samsung phones have loads of features still why apple is beating them ever...

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  • 2011-10-08 07:19
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  • Anonymous

Such rot. iPhones give far less to everyone than any high end Nokia. ONLY thing iPhones are good for is ease of use. Otherwise any decent Samsung or Nokia beats it. It really annoys me that you keep going on about how buggy Nokias are because of Symb...

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  • 2010-07-02 13:22
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  • Heartbreak Kid

As we both know, no OS will give a lifetime of flawless experience. But Apple have been going very strong for 3 years with just 4 handsets and 1 OS, which gets updated every so often. Therefore their OS has been pretty stable for them to be doing thi...

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  • 2010-07-02 11:18
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