Apple Sells 1M iPhones in 3 Days

Gadget posts phenomenal first weekend
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 14, 2008 12:57 PM CDT
Apple customer Kevin Edwards celebrates as he holds up his new Apple iPhone 3G, as he is the first customer to purchase the new iPhone at the Apple Store in Palo Alto, Calif., Friday, July 11, 2008.    (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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(Newser) – The iPhone 3G turns out to be pretty popular, technical glitches or no. Apple sold 1 million units in its first weekend, Bloomberg reports, sending the company’s shares up 3.5%. As of last night, half of the company’s 187 US retail outlets were already sold out. “IPhone 3G had a stunning opening weekend,” said Steve Jobs. The original iPhone took 74 days to break the million-unit mark.

"International really hit it out of the park," said one analyst. "This is definitely a faster start than we anticipated."