The sales figures are in for the weekend launch of the new iPhone 4, the newest smart phone offering from Apple and company leaders could not be happier.
1.7 million iPhone 4 handsets were sold making it the most successful launch in the history of the company. However, some problems stopped the company from making it an even greater success.
Short supply was the major issue that had hit the tech giant this weekend. While people lined up to get their new phone many were turned away as the number in the warehouses across the world ran short. This was a disappointment to many who were excited at the next best thing in cell phone history.
“This is the most successful launch in Apple’s history.” Steve Jobs said in a recent statement. When asked about the shortfalls in inventory he said “We apologize to those customers who were turned away because we did not have enough supply.”
At press time the figures for total sales of the iPhone 4 topped $1 billion for the weekend launch. This puts Apple on top in the war of the smart phones. This is total revenue not retail sales as consumers pay between $200 and $300 per phone while AT&T makes up the difference in the price with a contract from the customer.
This stands as yet another success for Apple who has had a string of hits. The discounted iPhone 3 is still selling well and the iPad is topping the list of tech sales overall. As such the company has much to celebrate in the coming weeks as the sales of the new iPhone 4 look to continue upwards.
It is certainly easy to see why Apple is leading the tech revolution and they look on track to become one of the most successful of all the tech companies currently in operation.
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