Apple pushes 1 million iPhone 3Gs, 10 million iPhone Apps
Apple announced this morning that it had sold 1 million 3G iPhones over the weekend since the device’s launch on Friday. The device launched in 21 countries (France, one of the original 22 countries, is sitting this one out until July 17) to long lines that lasted throughout the weekend, making this the most successful device launch yetÃ¢â‚¬â€at least in terms of sales. This was all despite significant problems over the weekend, including unresponsive iTunes activation servers, supply issues, and up-and-down MobileMe service.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs pointed out that the previous iPhone took 74 days to reach the same milestone (nevermind the fact that it was only sold in the US at that time), “so the new iPhone 3G is clearly off to a great start around the world.” Indeed, worldwide adoption of the device appears to have proven doomsdayers wrong, at least for the time being, although the world will be keeping an eye on longer-term trends as the device is rolled out in more countries.
Full article: arstechnica.com