Sales of iPhone 4S top four million in first weekend
The iPhone 4S may not have captured the hearts of the blogosphere but it certainly has captured the hearts of consumers.
Apple today announced it has sold over four million of the devices in just three days. The device sold just over a million units on Friday, the first day of sales and a remarkable three million more units on Saturday and Sunday.
By comparison, the iPhone 4 sold 1.7 million units in its first three days on-sale in the US, UK, France, Germany and Japan. The iPhone 4S rolled out in the same countries plus Australia and Canada last Friday in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions in either black or white. The roll out will continue to 22 more countries by the end of October.
“iPhone 4S is off to a great start with more than four million sold in its first weekend—the most ever for a phone and more than double the iPhone 4 launch during its first three days,” said Apple Senior VP Philip Schiller.
The company also announced that more than 25 million customers were now using the iOS5 operating system which was released last Wednesday, two days prior to the iPhone 4S.
In Apple’s most recent financial reporting period (April to June), the company reported sales of 20.3 million iPhones, an increase of 140% over the same quarter in 2010. Apple sold 47.5 million iPhones in Calendar 2010, a number that is expected to double in 2011.
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