Apple has officially acknowledged that it has sold in excess of 1.7 million iPhone 4 handsets in the first three days of sales. The numbers for Sunday have not been included in the figure, so it’s possible that the outfit has moved more than 2 million by now.
Analysts had estimated launch day sales at around 1.5 million, but it’s worth noting that this figure includes some 600,000 pre-orders. In any case, Apple has earned some bragging rights, as the iPhone 4 has managed to eclipse its predecessors, which were by no means slow sellers. The 3G and 3GS sold around 1 million units each in the first week of sales and it’s clear that the 4 will most likely manage twice as much.
Mind you, unlike the 3G and 3GS, which retained quite a few features of the first generation iPhone, the 4 is an entirely new design. It features an all new 3.5-inch retina screen which is sharp enough to make your eyes bleed and it packs the A4 processor, straight out of the iPad, which now makes even less sense, all though it made next to no sense when it was launched to begin with.
It's not often that we say this on Fudzilla, but here it goes. Well done Apple.