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Apple sees over 500,000 iPhones being sold in South Korea in 4 months

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Apple sees over 500,000 iPhones being sold in South Korea in 4 months
South Korea, home to two big name phone manufacturers, is seeing Apple's pride and joy take the country by storm as sales of the iPhone 3GS continue to roll on. First launched by KT, the only wireless carrier to sell the iPhone in South Korea, there have been over 500.000 units sold since November 28, 2009 – which equates to approximately 4,000 iPhones sold each day. With that staggering amount, South Korea has become only the seventh country in the world to surpass that mark – which leads people to wonder if there is any sign of slowdown expected with Apple's product. When comparing it to its local and contemporary rival, the Samsung Omnia 2, it still seems pretty impressive that the iPhone is able to muster up its own following – the Omnia 2 hit the 600,000 mark during the same period. Apple iPhone owners in South Korea are unique as well seeing that KT has stated that “the average monthly amount of wireless data used by iPhone subscribers is 44 times more” when compared to other handset subscribers. Not only did sausage sales also start to pick up thanks partly to their use for being a stylus, but the mobile content market in Korea has exploded as well – it's a 470 million won ($400,000) business.

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