iPhone 4 Most Successful Launch In Apple's History

By Della Hasselle on June 28, 2010 4:32pm 

Brooklyn resident Joey Mizrahi, 22, is excited to finally have his hands on Apple's newest gadget.
Brooklyn resident Joey Mizrahi, 22, is excited to finally have his hands on Apple's newest gadget.
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By Della Hasselle

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — Apple's new iPhone 4 lived up to its must-have hype during its debut weekend, with a record 1.7 million units sold suring its first three days in stores, according to Business Insider

The newest addition to the iPhone family flew off the shelves between Thursday, June 24 and Saturday, June 26. With Sunday's sales figures factored in, the total sales for the opening weekend could swell to over 2 million, according to Business Insider.

That would double the opening weekend sales figures of the smart phone's predecessor, the iPhone 3GS.

Either way, the staggering numbers back up company CEO Steve Jobs’ claim that it's “the most successful product launch in Apple’s history."

During iPhone 4's preordering period in mid June, Apple sold 600,000 units in a single day, for what added up to the biggest one-day sale in the company's history, and a ten-fold increase over the iPhone 3G, according to the New York Daily News.

"No single smartphone model has been this successful," Hudson Square research analyst Daniel Ernst told Reuters.

People waited for days outside the Apple store in midtown for the chance to buy a new iPhone 4G.
People waited for days outside the Apple store in midtown for the chance to buy a new iPhone 4G.
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