updated 01:30 pm EST, Thu February 26, 2009
UK iPhone hits 1 million
Over 1 million iPhones have been sold in the United Kingdom, regional carrier O2 has announced. The company has typically been reticent about publishing iPhone figures, making the new number one of the few available; the announcement may in fact reveal that sales of the iPhone have been unexpectedly slow, given free publicity provided by the media, and the UK's status as one of the first regions to receive the device.
The million-level sales mark is noted to include both 2G and 3G iPhones, spread over the course of 16 months. Nokia's N95 smartphone, by contrast, managed to sell a million units in just seven months during 2007, despite a high price, less help from media outlets and a narrower market. Apple in January announced that it had sold over 10 million iPhone 3Gs worldwide.