iPhone 3G Has Already Outsold Original

It took Apple a year to move 6M of first model; second hits that mark in 7 weeks
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2008 1:49 PM CDT
In this July 11, 2008 file photo, models hold the new iPhone 3Gs during the first day of the release in Hong Kong.    (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, file)
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(Newser) – It took Apple one year to sell 6 million first-generation iPhones. By next week, the company will have sold the same number of 3G iPhones—just seven weeks after they went on the market, TechCrunch reports. Complaints about battery life and connection speed haven’t tempered the iPhone’s popularity, and Apple is predicted to sell 40 million in the next year.