Apple says iPhone 4 sales hit 1.7 million

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 three days.

‘Even so we apologize to those customers who were turned away because we did not have enough supply,’ said Jobs.

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.

Written by Mobile Today
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