Steve Jobs: iPhone 3G had a stunning opening weekend, one million iPhone 3Gs sold and 10 million apps downloaded

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Steve Jobs announced that "iPhone 3G had a stunning opening weekend" as sales have surpassed one million units on Sunday within three days of its launch on Friday, July 11th.

He pointed out that “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.”

Releasing iPhone 3G in 21 countries as opposed to only US when the original iPhone was launched seems to have helped Apple meet (if not exceed) many analyst expectations. Apple’s new iPhone 3G is now available in 21 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and the US and will go on sale in France on July 17.

In another announcement Apple also noted that iPhone and iPod touch users have already downloaded more than 10 million applications from its new App Store since its launch on Thursday, July 10  (a day prior to iPhone’s launch).

Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO said that “The App Store is a grand slam, with a staggering 10 million applications downloaded in just three days. Developers have created some extraordinary applications, and the App Store can wirelessly deliver them to every iPhone and iPod touch user instantly.”

Congratulations to Apple Engineers and the iPhone App Developers for their stunning opening weekend.

[via Apple]


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