6/29/2010 9:55:00 AM
Apple says iPhone 4 sales hit 1.7 million
Apple has sold 1.7 million
iPhone 4 handsets in the first three days of trading, but failed to meet demand
due to supply shortages, the company says.
Apple chief executive Steve
Jobs said the iPhone 4 is Apple’s most successful product launch ever, beating
the 3GS and 3G sales, which both sold more than one million units in their first
‘Even so we apologize to
those customers who were turned away because we did not have enough supply,’
Sales have been driven up
by the wider availability of the iPhone. Unlike previous iPhones, this latest
model has been made widely available. In the UK
it is ranged across all UK
operators, as well as in supermarkets and mobile retailers.
All channels reported stock
shortages yesterday. A straw poll by Piper Jaffray of iPhone 4 customers
revealed 77% were iPhone users looking to upgrade.