iPhone 4 Sales Statistics are in! Steve Jobs and his friends at Cupertino are in cloud nine with the iPhone 4 sales record. Their latest creation, the iPhone 4 made another astonishing record by selling 1.7 million units in just 3 days. It’s 70% higher than last year’s debut of the iPhone 3GS which also sold an impressive 1 million units on its first 3 days. “This is the most successful product launch in Apple’s history,” a jubilant Jobs said in an official statement. The tremendous turn-out for the the iPhone 4 release date in the US on June 24 with thousands of people lining up at retail stores showed Apple is still the king of high-end smart phones.
The iPhone 4 was simultaneously launched in the U.S., U.K., Japan, France and Germany but due to the massive turnout of buyers, retail stores like Best Buy and AT&T stores were forced to turn away customers because they ran out of stocks. Apple has acknowledged that they are having a hard time meeting customer demand for their latest smart phone. The company already had to stop accepting online pre-orders at 600,000 count. The company said the iPhone 4’s special Retina Display is the main reason why they are refusing to accept more orders until their supplier comes up with the needed displays. Due to this supply crisis, analysts are even saying that the iPhone 4 could have actually sold more if Apple had enough stocks to sell.
This wonderful sales performance of the iPhone 4 commercial launch made Apple’s stock jump by $1.60 to $268.30. Apple’s share price is already up by 27% this year, making it one of the best performer for 2010.