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Approximately 1.7 million iPhone 4 units sold in the first 3 days of availability

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Approximately 1.7 million iPhone 4 units sold in the first 3 days of availability
Call it a blow out bash for Apple, but their latest iPhone managed to pull in some impressive sales figures despite seeing shortages in supply. Naturally it leaves little doubt that there is a huge demand for Apple's latest pride and joy as the company announced that it has sold approximately 1.7 million iPhone 4 units from its launch on the Thursday up until the opening weekend on Saturday. This launch by far has proven itself to be the biggest yet in Apple's history and the company could've potentially see additional sales if they weren't plagued with supply issues. Apple CEO Steve Jobs said, “This is the most successful product launch in Apple's history. Even so, we apologize to those customers who were turned away because we did not have enough supply.” We'd imagine that the handset's major redesign could've been one of the driving forces that allowed some of those owners still holding onto the original iPhone, or even the 3G, to make the plunge and upgrade to the newer handset.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. ILOVEIPHONE25 (unregistered)


LET THE HATING BEGIN, GOOGLE FANBOYS!!!!!WHERE U AT

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 13:08

3. acipollo (Posts: 34; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


Is that worldwide or just USA?

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 13:44

6. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


ILOVEIPHONE25 you make me laugh everytime I read any of your posts, thank you. Please continue to use your iPhone and please continue to post on this site about how much you love it, I need people like you to remind me why I pray every night that Verizon does not get the iPhone, because then I would have to deal with millions of people just like you.

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 13:58

11. doublej1970 (Posts: 28; Member since: 16 Apr 2010)


Make sure you hold it the right way...or hold on...thier is no problem...well thier is,but if u hold it like Jobs it will work right!!!!!! LOL

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 14:17

12. NOVAinc (Posts: 99; Member since: 24 Jun 2010)


Could you imagine how slow verizon would become if they get the iPhone? Dang, I hope your prays are heard, verizon would become the slowest thing in the world and everybody would hate it just as they do with AT&T. I hope we never have to deal with this data load, verizon is just not ready.

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 15:45

19. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


I wish I could predict the future too.

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 16:14

21. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Wait - not that this concerns me - but you're bashing one wireless service provider by saying that it's slow - while saying that the other one is much better - while afterwards stating that if it the same data load were to occur on that service provide you claim is better - it would become just like the first one. I'm just trying to understand here.

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 19:08

26. AZNphoneGeek (Posts: 200; Member since: 15 May 2009)


NOVAinc, verizon would not slow down. their network capacity CRUSHES ATT's. at peak times, VZ runs under 10% of their network and ATT runns closer to 80%-90%.

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 20:21

30. droidman (Posts: 106; Member since: 17 Mar 2010)


Yeah novainc it's the bad guy again you have no clue how strong the verizon network is they have more smartphone users than any other network using more data then any other network AZNphoneGeek sum it up well said I bet if the iPhone was on the verizon network right now it would handle it without even flinching know what your talking about before you open your mouth

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 06:31

31. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


That's interesting because I've read reports that claim the exact opposite. That ATT has more smartphone users then any other carrier and those smartphone users use far more data then any other networks users.

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 08:57

33. becazican (unregistered)


i am afraid that wouldnt happen to verizon, as at&t sucked before the iphone, and the iphone was different now its just another phone with lots of problems.

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 11:42

34. droidman (Posts: 106; Member since: 17 Mar 2010)


Hova if thats true I'll shut the hell up but I do know vzw sells alot of blackberrys to business users especially in big citys like Nyc which AT&T does not do well because of tall buildings but if you have a legit source I believe you

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 12:34

35. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


I would agree with you, I guess I've just read since the iPhone has been out that the figure has flopped ATT's way.

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 15:20

38. NOVAinc (Posts: 99; Member since: 24 Jun 2010)


@AZNphoneGeek @droidman Nope, AT&T not only manage a lot more of data, but it's faster as well. Its signal SUCKS, and it drops calls, but it has nothing to do with the speed of data, even if you can't make a call in some places it's still the fastest and more crowded carrier. @becazican I don't know... besides the reception problem and rare cases with the volume buttons (which are known just because the iPhone is a popular phone, like it or not... every other phone has its own issues but not popularity means unknowledge) what other problems do you find there? As far as I know every phone can end broken, depending on how it falls... the yellow spots already disappeared, so what are your facts?

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 18:08

40. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


My Verizon data smokes my AT&T Data... AT&T claims to be faster, but it's SOOOO slow...

posted on 30 Jun 2010, 15:53

42. becazican (unregistered)


well i would think the antenna problem which they are are not taking respondsibility is a big problem also the problem of how fragile the case is, i am not an apple hater, i own an imac and i own stock in the company , this phone was not up to their standards and it will come back to bite them. holding a phone a certain way is a pain and shouldnt be tolerated, yes all phones have their down side but this is not acceptable.

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 13:08

2. VZWtrainer (Posts: 50; Member since: 24 Jul 2008)


We are enjoying our phone that doesn't have horrible reception issues.

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 13:44

7. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


Dude the iPhone doesn't have any reception issues as long as you hold it in your right hand. ;)

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 13:48

8. bossmann20 (Posts: 38; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)


you should be able to hold it in any hand since it 'doesnt have issues.' yeah right!!!

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 14:51

15. E.N. (Posts: 2322; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I really dont know what to do. Should I return my iPhone 4 and get an Android phone even though I'm not really in love with the platform or should I just keep my iPhone which I love and stick out the reception issues? I just hope that some kind of software update is issued so I can just keep my phone. I just want Apple to announce something already and not just reply to emails from random people.

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 15:44

18. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


You should return your iPhone 4 and pick up the X when it comes out, while the iPhone is perfect for many many people because it's easy to use, the X is capable of much more. I've read many of your posts on here in the last few weeks and while we haven't agreed several times I will say that you seem intelligent enough to actually appreciate the benefits of an Android device over the iPhone.

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 15:48

20. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)


I've noticed your posts and can say they aren't biased, so asking from your experience, have you actually experienced these? If so, reply back cuz I need a reliable person to state it.

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 18:56

25. E.N. (Posts: 2322; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


@DonkeyPunched the problems do exist. But here's the thing. I get better signal on my iPhone 4 than I did on my old iPhone.....if I don't completely cover the antenna with my palm. But what pisses me off the most is not the reception issue, it's Apple themselves. (If you search on the interenet you'll see that may phones have the same issue with covering the antenna.) During their keynote, they said the iPhone's external antenna was awesome engineering.....but its not. And when they announced their bumpers, I thought it was a little odd. But now I know that the Apple team knew ahead of time that the iPhone 4 was going to have reception problems with direct touch and decided to make a case to fix it. That wouldn't have been bad if they gave it out for free like a good company would have done, but they are charging $30 for it. So not only did they mess up the antenna, but they are charging me an extra $30 to fix it? Hell no! And to top it off, they are not taking responsibility. They made it seem like nothing at all is wrong with their phone or whatever and that I'm the one at fault because I'm holding it incorrectly. They're just so shady its sickening. So don't buy the iPhone 4 not because the phone sucks or anything (not even because of the reception issues), but because Apple thinks they're so high in the sky and that they can do or say anything and get away with it. As for me, I'm already addicted to my iPhone 4 and although I want to return it badly, I'm not in love with the other options out there.

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 19:38

29. E.N. (Posts: 2322; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


@cc16177 Well I was thinking about doing that. I've been watching a lot of videos of the Droid X and it feels like I'm forcing myself to like the phone (not that its bad or anything). But even though I want to get rid of my iPhone doesn't mean that I like Android anymore than I did before. It's wasn't that I didn't want Android because I had an iPhone, it was just that I didn't want Android because I didn't want Android. I know how to use Android OS and I still don't understand all the hype. And I don't really think the fact that the iphone is easy to use means that its bad. For example, with the iphone you can view microsoft documents straight from the phone. But with android you have to download pdf viewers and other stuff from the market just to view the same documents. Is the iphone easier/straightfoward? Yes. But does that make it bad smartphone? No. The iPhone is simple enough for the non-techies but smart enough for power users. That's why the iPhone sells well IMO. But regardless, I'll be checking out the Droid X on launch day. Whether or not I'll actually buy it is a whole different story.

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 06:36

32. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


I'm in the same boat as you. I see other Android phones coming out that peak my interest, but honestly, I don't get the hype either. I've used friends Droid's etc. and I just don't like the platform. The hardware seems pretty solid but I just can't force myself to like Android.

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 13:16

36. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


ARIA gets great reception....give it a try

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 14:48

37. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


The iphone is a smartphone/PDA for dummies...simple as that.

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 15:27

39. NOVAinc (Posts: 99; Member since: 24 Jun 2010)


you could just stick a little piece of tape to the black section, it solves the issue... or get a case (which I recommend no matter the phone model, to protect it from accidents... EVERY phone is breakable), either of both work

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 13:38

4. phoneguru173 (Posts: 54; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)


"...1.7 million sold...." How many returns for crappy service/no connectivity?!

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 13:48

9. bossmann20 (Posts: 38; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)


exactly they ddnt subtract the returners!

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 16:27

23. JackFace (Posts: 190; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


No Company reports their returns, jack ass. Verizon and RIM did not report their returns when the original Storm was released... stop being so damn biased.

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 13:43

5. elpuser (Posts: 50; Member since: 26 Nov 2009)


Apple gets so many mixed views, ugh its exhausting!

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 14:59

16. E.N. (Posts: 2322; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


haha, I know how you feel.

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 13:56

10. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I think the real question to ask is - how many people who buy a certain product over a short time-span does it take to convince everyone on the planet that despite the fact that that certain product has issues - it's still awesome? 2 million? 20 million? 2 billion? Take your guess..

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 14:18

13. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


Not impressive when most iPhone buyers are like this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL7yD-0pqZg&feature=player_embedded#!

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 14:49

14. ilia1986 (unregistered)


LOL thats pretty awesome... Sad thing is that it certainly describes a lot of people.. not just iPhone buyers. Good thing though that it's far from describing most of them. Most consumers are rational. That is not a theory - but an economic dogma.

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 15:15

17. jtucker1987 (Posts: 89; Member since: 06 May 2010)


It can print f****** money, "I don't care" It can grant three wishes even if one of those wishes is to get an iPhone, "I don't care" hahahaha +1

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 16:17

22. ILOVEIPHONE25 (unregistered)


look at the google fagboys, they all flock to the article.

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 19:10

27. AZNphoneGeek (Posts: 200; Member since: 15 May 2009)


there hasn't been much google talk on here TARD, it's mainly people blowing or sucking on apple

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 19:30

28. ILOVEIPHONE25 (unregistered)


actually, all of these people talking shit about the iphone are google fans fuck face...I never go into any articles about google and talkin about their phones...all this is..is being the best phone in the world and selling the most...COME ON DUDE..1.7 MILLION IN THREE DAYS....the droid took one month....this phone will sell 10 million phones in one month...

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 17:53

24. jpropin (Posts: 152; Member since: 20 May 2010)


I'm not an Apple user nor fan but I will say issues or no issues most manufacturers and carriers would be wetting themselves and releasing news blurbs to the local dog pound if they even sold .7 million over a product's ENTIRE production lifetime. Over its ENTIRE lifetime LOL So love em or hate em, you're either gonna give them props or choke on ther sales.

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 22:35

41. dandirk (unregistered)


1.7 million sold in 3 days does not indicate what phone is better etc... Quite honestly there are arguments for both iphone and android based on many factors. 1.7 mil sold in 3 days is pure marketing magic and market share. And no I am not a android fanboy... I own a droid and probably will go back to BB when my contract is up. Neither can compare to the bold/curve keyboard and communications imho. But I am an old fart so that could be it to.

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