iPhone 4: 1.7 million Smartphone’s shipped in three days
June 28th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ET by C. D.
Steve Jobs must be satisfied: after the success of the iPad tablet, it’s now the iPhone 4 which has put up solid sales figures. Apple has announced that they have shipped 1.7 million iPhone 4’s in the first three days since its release.
The iPhone 4, Apple’s latest Smartphone, was released on Thursday the 24th of June in five countries and, like with almost all of their launches, sales records have been broken. In a press release, the American group indicates that they have shipped 1.7 million iPhone 4’s in five markets over the first three days since its launch.
Despite some criticisms, starting with the loss of GSM signal when the telephone is held in the left hand caused by the new antenna schema lodged in the device, and by the yellow marks which may periodically appear on the screen, Apple’s marketing arguments seem to have nevertheless won out.
The iPhone 4 comes with a new display offering a resolution of 960 x 640 pixels and greater pixel density, an Apple A4 processor burned at 45nm equivalent to that in the iPad (although the processor speed may be slightly less), a 5 mega pixel camera with Flash and a second lens for FaceTime mode which allows for video conferencing.
The micro SIM card has caused some issues though as the activation system is still not up to standard, notably with Orange in France where the line activations are running late leading to a few days wait for users (but this should be soon brought under control).
The iPhone 4 is far from being shunned For a change, market analyst’s weren’t far off in their sales estimates, as some of them had estimated volumes 1.5 million shipped units over the first three days after its launch. The iPhone 4 also saw better numbers than the iPhone 3GS, which sold 1 million devices, although it was initially only launched in the United States.
Steve Jobs is pleased with his latest coup, after having passed through 3 million iPad tablets sold, while also apologising for not being able to serve everyone: "This is the most successful launch in the history of Apple. Despite this, we apologise to our users who weren’t able to get a phone due to a lack of stock. "
Between the iPad, iOS 4 and the iPhone 4, Apple has had a rather busy first six months of the year in their mobility field, allowing them to remain in front of user’s eyes despite the large threat Google with Android, between the announcement of Android 2.2 Froyo and the launch of numerous Android Smartphone’s with some impressive characteristics.