One Millionth iPhone 3G Sold Already Says Apple, Despite iPocalypse

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The iPhone 3G came, it saw, it faltered quite a bit, then it conquered: the one millionth iPhone 3G was sold on Sunday, according to Apple. "iPhone 3G had a stunning opening weekend," said Steve himself, and I don't think we can really argue with that, since it took 74 days for the original iPhone to do the same thing. Admittedly that was in just a handful of countries, while the 3G was on sale in 21... but hopefully that means the iPocalypse is over. Press release below.

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Apple Sells One Million iPhone 3Gs in First Weekend

CUPERTINO, California-July 14, 2008-Apple® today announced it sold its one millionth iPhone™ 3G on Sunday, just three days after its launch on Friday, July 11. iPhone 3G is now available in 21 countries-Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and the US-and will go on sale in France on July 17.

"iPhone 3G had a stunning opening weekend," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "It took 74 days to sell the first one million original iPhones, so the new iPhone 3G is clearly off to a great start around the world."

The new iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone plus 3G networking that is twice as fast*, built-in GPS for expanded location-based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs over 800 third party applications available through the new App Store. In the US, the new iPhone 3G is priced at just $199 for the 8GB model, and $299 for the 16GB model**.

*Based on 3G and EDGE testing. Actual speeds vary by site conditions.

**Requires new two-year AT&T rate plan for qualified customers, sold separately.

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@justinpe: It wasn't a prediction. I'm sure most regret the switch as soon as they realize that the Iphone doesn't have the same usability as a BB. No push email, means no buisness.

@rochec: LOL! Thanks for the laugh. I was actually thinking the same thing. Now that the "gotta have the latest trend" people have got their fix, lets see how it really sells.

@Totorototoro: I calls em like I sees em. I don't make the numbers, I just quote them.

@dondgc: I doubt they have. However the point is the 1st gen Iphone sold like this too, it then topped off at the 2mil mark. if it sells another mil in another 2 days, then another mil 2 days after that, now that would be something. The PS3 sold half a mil in it's first day, probably another half the second day, no one made this big a deal about that.

@Kaiser-Machead's Chips Ahoy!: I'll agree with you in theory. However you also have to look at the Apple mentality. Most companies do research into what the public wants, then makes a series of models to suit those needs. Apple on the other hand just says "You need this, now buy it". You have to admit the Iphone is feature lacking when compared to most modern smartphones. I have a 4 year old LG sitting in a box that can do quite a few things the Iphone can't do.

@Noobs-R-Us: I actually don't own a BB. I've used them many times, but don't own one. As for supermodels, who doesn't screw supermodels in their fantasies? Who do you screw? Butterfaces? As for RIM being on top, numbers don't lie son. For now RIM IS on top.

@justinpe: That was just a comment about how many posts are devoted to Apple products. I've seen the same article posted twice in the same day. Nearly every second Iphone article isn't even an article, it's "Iphone is god" propaganda. If you check, I'm sure you'll see I post on maybe.. MAYBE 1-2% of articles dealing with Apple. Maybe I seem biased, but if you read other posts of mine I drill into quite a few things. My issue is with the way Apple misleads the public. Sure other companies do it, and the government makes Apple look like a saint in comparison, but this isn't a political forum.

Apple sold 1 million Iphones in one day. I say, big whoop. I could sell 5 million phones in one day, but if my sales drop to 100 a month after that, what difference did it make..? None.

Anyone remember the Dreamcast?