1 Million iPhone 3G S, and 6 Million iPhone 3.0 Downloads Served

iPhone 3G S

Apple PR has announced that:

it has sold over one million iPhone™ 3GS models through Sunday, June 21, the third day after its launch. In addition, six million customers have downloaded the new iPhone 3.0 software in the first five days since its release.

That's a good number of units for the device equivalent of another sequel release, isn't it? It's also enough to get Steve Jobs back up in the quoting chair:

“Customers are voting and the iPhone is winning,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “With over 50,000 applications available from Apple’s revolutionary App Store, iPhone momentum is stronger than ever.”

Nice to see that, and congrats to Apple on some impressive numbers.

[Thanks iDavey for the tip!]

Rene Ritchie

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BRE BRE says:

=) whoot whoot iphone is like mike tyson i didnt actually think it would sale that much!!! i mean its really just a cool ass upgrade if u ask me
buttt imagine wen apple releases a new redesign of the fone and look it will trump that!!!

The Reptile says:

I'm impressed too. I expected decent sales but not 1 Million. I'll be interested to see how well the 3G sells at $99 too because that's a really powerful product at that price and running the 3.0 software.

iDavey says:

YAY!!! MY FIRST TiPb TIP ACCEPTED =]
But yes, even as an Android enthusiasts, this is a TRULY amazing feat. Only if my dream of it being open source would come true...I'd have every iPhone sitting on my desk right about now, LMAO

iDavey says:

@Bre Bre
I can only imagine what they will introduce next year. My gawd. The frenzy...the mass hysteria...
If they had iPhone for T-Mobile I'd have that and an Android handset just because I can, LMAO
Because lawd knows I will NEVER go back to AT&T. I'll take limited 3G for now over AT&T constant price haggles and I'm still upset how they had me pay $300 to cut my phone back on, only to have it cut completely off 2 days later. I'll never forgive them.

Omari James says:

So 1 in 6 people with iPhone OS are buying the 3G S.
When I got in line, it reminded me of the first iPhone launch. There was only a few people online. I think next there will be another iPhone 3G frenzy.
Unless Apple intro's something that is truely brand new, I dont think I would upgrade because the 3G S is serving me really well.

Rob says:

is it me or does 6 million dont seem like much for downloading iphone 3.0 saying it is free to all iphone users and thats like 20 million?

iDavey says:

@Omari
You know you'll be there front and center in 2010, LMAO

BRE BRE says:

@ iDavey lol yeah android is dope i wish apple would be open den there would be no stopping it!!!
lol at&t is not that cool.. they only get my vote becuase they have the iphone lol

Ana says:

That's amazing, but i'm definitely not surprised.

iDavey says:

@Rob
Could be possible a significant amount upgraded to the 3G S or just holding out til they can upgrade.
Or could just be they don't care about the added features, LOL
I know I've seen reports of some phones slowing down after they updated.

iDavey says:

@Bre Bre
Only reason Android currently gets my undying love is because of the open source and widgets...I LOVE widgets. So much easier to handle things and gives it a higher level of customization.
But yeah...i know a quite a few that complain about AT&T and state they're only on it for the iPhone. Thats why I don't get why Apple is maintaining this exclusivity. I mean...it only helps AT&T...not Apple. It's actually holding Apple back. I see alot of iPhone users on T-Mobile network. And Verizon users clamoring over the iPhone.
If you give us T-Mobile users an iPhone with usable 3G and Verizon a CDMA variant.
I'll guarantee...simultaneous release on all carriers...same day...no less than 3 million sold in the weekend...

BRE BRE says:

@ iDavey
EXACTLY
but i think apple likes the exclusivity
because it kinda makes them the big dog that they can sell all that on one fone carrier....
so maybe thats why and ppl switch from there carriers to at&t just for a phone kinda says summthin ya kno??
but all in all i agree it would be cool to see new carriers

iDavey says:

@Bre Bre
Yeah, they just went with the largest carrier at the time I guess.
Well time will only tell, maybe next year will be the year of the iPhone on multiple carriers in the US

icebike says:

@Omari James:

So 1 in 6 people with iPhone OS are buying the 3G S.

Those are two disassociated facts, that don't even pertain to the same population of users.
1 Million 3Gs users ALL got version 3.0. They didn't upgrade. I'd love to see a breakdown of these by how many were first time iPhone users, how many were the 2G users, and how many were Rene Richie. (3G users eating their EFT penalty on un-expired contracts).
There have been 17-20 million iphones sold.
So far, ONLY 6 million of these have been upgraded. Less than 1/3rd.
This is in line with my expectations that there is a hard core of technoids that jump on every upgrade, and a much larger core of people who might get around to syncing their phones once every 6 months, if ever. They just use it as a phone.

icebike says:

@IDavey:
I don't think you will ever see a CDMA variant. CDMA just can't do what GSM and 3G can do and it would cripple the phone too much.
Verizon will have LTE before ATT will.http://www.executivebrief.com/news/from-cdma-to-lte-verizon-adopts-the-n...
I expect the next iPhone will have an LTE capable chipset (with backward compatibility to Edge and 3G/HSPDA).
But not CDMA. Its dead Jim.

stuffradio says:

@icebike If there ever is a CDMA version (not that I would want one), you would see tons more competition here in Canada too!

danny says:

Hi I know this is off subject but I have a problem. I set a password on iTunes to encrypt my backup , but forgot the password now I can't change it . Does any 1 no what I can do? It would be very appreciated , thanks Danny

iDavey says:

@icebike
Oh...pardon my lapse of tech know how, LOL
I surely did forget that CDMA does not allow simultaneous voice and data. And that would be a very big limitation for the iPhone.
Well here's to hoping they can spread the iPhone love sometime soon...

oneAwake says:

@icebike
First off, you have no idea what you are talking about, Sprints and Verizons CDMA is 3G. 3G is nothing more than 3rd generation wireless. Secondly, how will CDMA "cripple the phone too much"? I see a few misinformed folks posting ignorant comments, EVDO Rev-A (which is based on CDMA2000) is capable of simultaneous voice/data. Sprint will not enable it, due the fact the voice calls show up as data. Sprints billing system has no way of differentiating the voice from data when going over data. Sprints QChat (push to talk) uses voice over data. Last year Qualcom did a successful demonstration of simultaneous voice/data over EVDO Rev-A, to prove it is possible. EVDO Rev-O does not allow voice/data at the same time. Currently,during a call Sprint users can send and receive SMS, can receive email and since the Palm Pre is the first Sprint device with true MMS (uses SMS gateway), the Pre can send and receive MMS during a call. Lastly, Verizon will integrate EVDO Rev-B with their LTE, there will be areas without an LTE signal. CDMA is dead!!!

danny says:

danny Says:
June 22nd, 2009 at 12:22 pm
Hi I know this is off subject but I have a problem. I set a password on iTunes to encrypt my backup , but forgot the password now I can’t change it . Does any 1 no what I can do? It would be very appreciated , thanks Danny

Chobbs1 says:

I knew this was gonna be a big launch! Congrats to all you new iPhone 3gs owners!