6/22/2009 3:58:00 PM
Sales of iPhone 3GS reach one million
Apple has sold over one million iPhone 3GS models and six million customers have downloaded the new 3.0 software since its launch last week.
The manufacturer made the one million sales worldwide in the three days after the updated phone’s launch on Friday (19 June). The software was released five days ago.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs said; ‘Customers are voting and the iPhone is winning. With over 50,000 applications available from Apple's revolutionary App Store, iPhone momentum is stronger than ever.’
On Friday, the launch of the iPhone 3GS saw long queues outside stores as O2 claimed footfall was 10 times higher than on an average day.
The operator said it sold more of the new devices in the first two hours than it would normally sell in one day, while its online shop saw a 150% increase in traffic.
Meanwhile, Carphone stores had started to sell out of the new model by Friday lunchtime, with one Oxford Circus store sporting a 'sold out' sign in the window.