Apple Sells 1 Millionth iPhone

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Click to viewSeventy four days out from launch, Apple has sold 1 million iPhones—smack dab on target with recent analyst predictions that the iPhone would surpass the mil mark by Sept. 30. In a press release, Steve Jobs said that it took nearly two years to sell that many iPods. The big boss continued: "We can't wait to get this revolutionary product into the hands of even more customers this holiday season." Too bad it won't be that even more revolutionary iPhone that seems just around the corner. Critique aside, we congratulate Apple on the iPhone's momentum.

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Apple Sells One Millionth iPhone

CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple(R) today announced it sold its one millionth iPhone(TM) yesterday, just 74 days after its introduction on June 29. iPhone combines three devices into one-a mobile phone, a widescreen iPod(R), and the best mobile Internet device ever-all based on Apple's revolutionary multi-touch interface and pioneering software that allows users to control iPhone with just a tap, flick or pinch of their fingers.

"One million iPhones in 74 days-it took almost two years to achieve this milestone with iPod," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "We can't wait to get this revolutionary product into the hands of even more customers this holiday season."

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and has entered the mobile phone market this year with its revolutionary iPhone.

DISCUSSION

Just imagine how many they'd have sold by now if they'd sold unlocked iPhones at Wal-Mart (and/or anywhere) from the start?

I'm still blown away by the fact that they chose to have such a restrictive, evil alliance with AT&T. That's no way to ensure your product is as widely dispersed as possible.

Even the iPOD was eventually (shortly) made available to PC users, and look at the result, even if it would have made some sense for Apple to have not done so, for the sake of selling more Macs.

As far as the price-cut and refund. Boo hoo. I can't believe these peoples' whining! When else and where else in the real word of consumer electronics is such a thing done? NEVER!! Early adopters always pay more. Everyone knows that! That's the price you pay to be "first".

If I were Steve Job's, I wouldn't have been apologetic about it. Apple has every right to cut the price at any time. It's called "LIFE".