Apple Sells 1.7 Million iPhones in 3 Days!

On June 28, 2010

Apple sold 1.7 million new iPhone 4’s in the first 3 days.  Due to this heavy demand, Apple experienced huge shortages in most markets, the company said Monday.

"This is the most successful product launch in Apple’s history," said Steve Jobs. "Even so, we apologize to those customers who were turned away because we did not have enough supply."

The phone went on sale on June 24th, and by the 26th it was clear that Apple had run out of inventory all over the globe.

Even before the phone was available in stores, pre-orders were 10x higher than the previous 3GS launch last year, said AT&T.

It seems that Apple’s next available date for purchasing new inventory will probably be in mid to late July (if the online guaranteed shipping date is any indication).