Jun 29 2010
iPhone 4 the most successful Apple product launch despite multiple issues

We have been hearing all over the internet with tweets and status updates all around about the issues that iPhone 4 customers are facing. But this does not affect the number of iPhone 4’s that the company sold in the 1st 3 days of its launch.

Apple today gave some insight into sales figures for its new iPhone 4 device. The company says it has sold 1.7-million iPhone 4 devices in only three days after it started selling the phones on June 24, making the iPhone 4 the most successful product launch in the firms history. When the pre-orders of this device opened on the 15th June, the very first day, 600k units were reported to be booked which also led to Apple and AT&T systems to crash.

The iPhone launched in the United States, among select European nations, including Germany, France, and the United Kingdom on June 24. The iPhone 4 is set to launch in Canada some time in July, as confirmed by Apple, where the phone is also hugely anticipated and also expected to top previous sales records.

The preceding iPhone model, the iPhone 3GS, thought to be hugely successful, sold 1-million devices in seven days.

The new iPhone 4 features a high quality 5mp camera, including new video conferencing between other iPhone 4 users (although that functionality will be expanded as developers utilize APIs to add camera support in their applications) via FaceTime, 720p HD video recording, 1GHz Apple A4 processor, 512MB RAM, up to 32GB of internal storage, an improved iOS 4, among other features.

Despite the strong demand, early reports indicate the new iPhone 4 is having minor connectivity issues, as it is very sensitive as to where users can hold the phone during a call. Apparently, for some, holding the phone by the lower ends results in very poor signal causing the phone to lose connectivity due to attenuation.

It is unclear if Apple will make any changes to address the issue by releasing a software update. A recall is not expected, although the company could slightly alter the internal design of future production models. We will have to wait for any announcement on that. Till then, stay tuned…


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