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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1. ILOVEIPHONE25 unregistered


3. acipollo

Posts: 34; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Is that worldwide or just USA?

6. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 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.

11. doublej1970

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 16, 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

12. NOVAinc

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 24, 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.

19. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

I wish I could predict the future too.

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.

26. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 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%.

30. droidman

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 17, 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

31. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 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.

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.

34. droidman

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 17, 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

35. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 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.

38. NOVAinc

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 24, 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?

40. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

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

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.

2. VZWtrainer

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 24, 2008

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

7. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

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

8. bossmann20

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

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

15. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 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.

18. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 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.

20. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 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.

25. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 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.

29. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 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.

32. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 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.

36. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

37. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

39. NOVAinc

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 24, 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

4. phoneguru173

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

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

9. bossmann20

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

exactly they ddnt subtract the returners!

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