Apple sells 1 million iPhones in first 3 days - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Apple sells 1 million iPhones in first 3 days

NEW YORK (AP) - Apple says it sold 1 million iPhones in the three days following the release of the latest model Friday. CEO Steve Jobs calls it a "stunning opening weekend."

The launch of the 3G model was not without some problems. All the new iPhones had to connect to Apple's servers for activation, which quickly overloaded them. Lines of customers built in stores as employees were unable to get the phones working.

Additionally, new software was released for the old iPhone, which required reactivation of those phones. Many owners of the older phone were left with unusable units.

Reports of activation problems subsided over the weekend.

The iPhone 3G was launched simultaneously in 21 countries, including the U.S.

 

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