One million iPhone 3Gs sold in first weekend

Apple iPhone 3G

Apple announced on Monday that it had sold over one million iPhone 3Gs over the launch weekend.

“iPhone 3G had a stunning opening weekend,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “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 activation issues that customers ran into Friday subsided by the next day and the biggest challenge for customers was to find a store with iPhone 3Gs still in stock as both Apple and its partners reported sell-outs at many locations.

Coinciding with the iPhone 3G launch, Apple also launched the App Store which recorded over 10 million downloads in its opening weekend. Over 800 applications are now available for the iPhone and iPod touch (Both the first generation iPhone and iPod touch require a firmware upgrade to download applications from the App Store).

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