Apple has confirmed that it sold more than one millionth iPhone 3G in just three days in more than 21 countries worldwide; that's an incredible four iPhones every second.
“iPhone 3G had a stunning opening weekend,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO in a statement released yesterday. “It took 74 days to sell the first one million original iPhones, so the new iPhone 3G is clearly off to a great start around the world.”
The original iPhone was initially released in only one country and reached that milestone even if its activation system tanked worldwide (including a well publicised quasi-fiasco in Regent Street).
Figures though would almost certainly reflect the number of iPhones order shipped during that time, not the actual number of iPhones activated by the networks - certainly the most important metric.
The new iPhone boosts higher mobile broadband speeds compared to the original iPhone, built-in GPS feature, compatibility with Microsoft's Exchange Active Sync as well as a library of more than 800 third party apps through the brand new App Store.
In related news, Apple has also indicated that iPhone and iPod users have downloaded (and installed) more than 10 million applications from the App Store since its launch last week, a feat that Steve Jobs considers as a grand slam.