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South Korean iPhone Sales Top 2 Million

Apple has sold over 2 million iPhones in South Korea since its launch in November 2009, local wireless carrier KT has announced.

According to a report by Trading Markets, KT representatives announced that the company had sold 977,000 iPhone 3GS and 1.03 million iPhone 4 handsets in the country.

KT, which is Apple's exclusive mobile service provider in South Korea, revealed that of the 2 million customers, 40 per cent of iPhone 4 buyers and 28 per cent of iPhone 3GS owners were women. According to the company, around 31 per cent of iPhone 4 users and 24 per cent of iPhone 3GS users lived outside Seoul and the metropolitan area.

In terms of data usage, the company explained, iPhone 4 users use twice as much as iPhone 3GS users.

The company added that it is activating around 8,000 iPhone 4 handsets in the country every single day, a trend that is set to increase as the domestic smartphone market grows. South Korea's smartphone market had 6.1 million users in 2010 but the number is expected to grow to 16.2 million by the end of 2011.