Today, Apple posted some number about iPhone 4 launch, which I have awaited since the launch date. According to the statement issued by Apple today, it sold 1.7 Million in just the first 3 days. That’s a huge amount of sales given the initial hiccups that prevailed while pre-ordering and reserving in the US during the first 24 hours. In fact, it is almost two fold the record breaking iPhone 3GS sales of about 1 Million+ and much much higher compared to the first gen iPhone, which sold only around 2ook – 3ook during the same time slot. The sales figures of its competitors like the latest HTC Evo 4G, latest entry in Android and iPhone’s ‘biggest competition’ (literally!) simply stink in comparison to the Jesus phone. With this, iPhone still holds the record of fastest selling phone, which once belonged to the good old Moto Razr V3.
A big reason that contributes to the sale is the affordable price of the new iPhone, which sells at just $200 compared to initial price of about $500 for the first gen. This is the same reason for which Apple has never been successful in India as people are unaware of contract system and $600-$700 simply sounds outrageous. Whatever it may be, Apple has proved it once again that they stand much higher compared to the competition and iPhone is not just plain luck, it indeed is the best smartphone till date!