The Apple iPhone 4s launched on Thursday, June 24th. Two days later, Apple announced they had sold over 1.7 million units.
Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO commented, “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.”
Analysts estimate that 77% of first day sales came in upgrades to existing iPhone customers. Undoubtedly, the biggest new draws have not been aesthetic, but the phone’s HD camera capabilities, longer-lasting battery and new FaceTime feature, which lets users video chat directly on their iPhones. Some users were not aware, however, that this FaceTime feature requires connection to a WiFi network. As satellite networks increase in speed, this may change.
The iPhone 4 16GB model sells for $199 and the 32 GB model sells for $299.