Whether the Phone 3GS will find as much demand as the iPhone 3G over the first few months of its release is still to be seen, but as of now it's off to a strong start.
Note that it took 74 days for the first million iPhones to sell, 3 days for the first million iPhone 3Gs to sell and just another 3 days for the first million iPhone 3GSs to sell. That puts the early pace of the iPhone 3G and 3GS at a close tie.
So what do you think? Will the public continue to adopt the 3GS at the same rate as the 3G? The 3GS's hype certainly hasn't been as strong as its older brother, but maybe Apple's position in the mobile market has strengthened since then. Shameless confession: As long as my iPhone has strong app support, I really don't care how many units sell. In fact, the less the better. Those Apple geeks are sooooo annoying. Yes, that criticism includes myself. [Apple and Apple and Apple]
Apple Sells Over One Million iPhone 3GS Models
iPhone 3.0 Software Downloads Reach Six Million
CUPERTINO, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple® today announced that it has sold over one million iPhone™ 3GS models through Sunday, June 21, the third day after its launch. In addition, six million customers have downloaded the new iPhone 3.0 software in the first five days since its release.
"Customers are voting and the iPhone is winning," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "With over 50,000 applications available from Apple's revolutionary App Store, iPhone momentum is stronger than ever."
The new iPhone 3GS is the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet, packed with incredible new features including improved speed and performance — up to twice as fast as iPhone 3G — with longer battery life, a high-quality 3 megapixel autofocus camera, easy to use video recording and hands free voice control. iPhone 3GS includes the new iPhone OS 3.0, the world's most advanced mobile operating system with over 100 new features such as Cut, Copy and Paste, MMS*, Spotlight™ Search, landscape keyboard and more. iPhone 3GS customers get access to more than 50,000 applications from Apple's revolutionary App Store, the largest application store in the world where customers have already downloaded over one billion apps. iPhone 3GS offers twice the capacity for the same price with a 16GB model for just $199 and a new 32GB model for just $299.** And iPhone 3G is available at the breakthrough price of just $99 for the 8GB model — a huge milestone for the high end smartphone market.
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