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Apple claims 3 million iPhone 4s in three weeks

updated 03:45 pm EDT, Fri July 16, 2010

Antenna problems having negligible impact

As a part of the press event announcing a response to iPhone 4 reception problems, Apple CEO Steve Jobs today revealed that the company has sold "well over" 3 million iPhone 4s in a space of just three weeks. The company typically keeps quiet on sales numbers until major milestones or regularly-scheduled keynotes and conference calls. The last sales figure the company published was the record 1.7 million sold in three days.

Jobs employed the number to reinforce the success of the new iPhone and to diminish the impact of reception complaints. Indeed the sales are high enough that media controversy appears to have had no effect, although it intensified only on Monday, when Consumer Reports advised against buying the device. Since then CNN, Fox News and other major news outlets have drawn attention to the iPhone's reception flaws.

by MacNN Staff





  1. iphonerulez

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Three million in three weeks doesn't seem

    like Apple is suffering any from the antenna issue. Combined with a very low return rate, I'd say Apple is in very good shape and I doubt if it's branding has been tarnished any no matter how badly the iHaters want it to be.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Three million in three weeks doesn't seem

    like Apple is suffering any from the antenna issue.

    How can you tell they aren't suffering? How many would they have sold without the antenna issue in the press? How many of those three million were sold the first week, when the antenna issue was not known? How many were from pre-orders (most of who would never dare whine over such an issue for they might lose their place in the fanboy-club?)

    You can't just say "Oh, they sold three million, so there was no problem and it didn't hurt them."

  1. @okli

    Joined: Dec 1969


    0.55%... test-icless-udo

    did U had some math in school... DUDE
    why don't U just foff to some fandroid side???
    I agree with eldernorm & iphonerulez : the iPHONE RULES !!!

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