As if there was any doubt, the iPhone 4 is already a success with several million of the sexy new devices already in consumers hands. Even with the limited availability, Apple’s new iPhone 4 has sold 1.7 million in just the first 3 days.
In a press release, Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs announced the extraordinary sales with great enthusiasm and claimed:
“This is the most successful product launch in Apple’s history. Even so, we apologize to those customers who were turned away because we did not have enough supply.”
Supply constrains certainly did limit just how many iPhones could be sold in those first couple of days, with most if not all retailers being sold out within the first few hours of launch and not being sure when new shipments would arrive. Apple stores have consistently stayed in-stock despite these availability issues, however.
These sales numbers also do not include support from AT&T considering they have not begun selling the iPhone in their retail stores and in online channels. AT&T will begin selling the iPhone 4 nationwide beginning tomorrow. Those looking to get their hands on a new iPhone would likely find tomorrow to be their best bet unless they live near an Apple store.
Either way, there is still no denying the power of the iPhone. Despite many claiming the downfall of Jobs’ iPhone empire to Android phones, they still sell out faster than I can type this post.