Despite the iPhone 4’s pre-ordering and hardware issues, the iPhone 4 has proven to be the “most successful product launch in Apple’s history,” claims Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, at a press conference this morning. In just three days, Apple sold over 1.7 million iPhone 4 devices.
Come launch day, thousands of people camped outside of Apple and AT&T stores across the country on the off-chance that they would be able to purchase the highly demanded iPhone 4. With features like FaceTime, the new Retina Display, and an updated camera, the iPhone 4 is quite the upgrade from its 3GS predecessor. It’s no wonder that this new Apple device has gained so much publicity and hype the past few weeks.
The past iPhone releases saw impressive sales as well, though nowhere near the iPhone 4. The 3G and 3GS sold over 1 million units on their launch weekends. The original iPhone reached the 1 million mark 74 days after launch. Obviously, the iPhone’s popularity has increased significantly since the first iPhone.
Steve Jobs ended the press conference with an apology to “all those customers” who were not able to buy an iPhone 4 due to its limited supply. Heartwarming, really.