Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) pushed out a Press Release today announcing that it had beaten even optimistic analysts expectations for how many iPhone 4 units it would sell in the new iPhone’s first few days of sales.
Apple officially confirmed that it has exceeded 1.7 Million iPhone 4 sales from June the 24th to the end of business on June the 26th.
Steve Jobs commented that “This is the most successful product launch in Apple’s history”, and even though he apologised for a lack of supplies, which meant some customers have gone without so far, Apple says it is still on track to roll out the iPhone 4 in 18 more countries before the end of July.
Those countries are : Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Here is Apple’s Press Release in full :
CUPERTINO, California—June 28, 2010—Apple® today announced that it has sold over 1.7 million of its iPhone® 4 through Saturday, June 26, just three days after its launch on June 24. The new iPhone 4 features FaceTime®, which makes video calling as easy as one tap, and Apple’s new Retina display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone, resulting in stunning text, images and video.
“This is the most successful product launch in Apple’s history,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Even so, we apologize to those customers who were turned away because we did not have enough supply.”
iPhone 4 also features a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, HD 720p video recording, Apple’s A4 processor, a 3-axis gyro and up to 40 percent longer talk time—in a beautiful all-new design of glass and stainless steel that is the thinnest smartphone in the world.
iPhone 4 comes with iOS 4, the newest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, which features Multitasking, Folders, enhanced Mail, deeper Enterprise support and Apple’s new iAd mobile advertising platform.
I will be giving my initial impressions on the iPhone 4 in coming days, as I was lucky enough to e able to bring some to Thailand over this weekend.
Have you got your iPhone 4 yet? Let us know in the comments about your experience with the new iPhone so far.