Today on the Net: The FCC stops the shot clock in its review of the Comcast-NBCU deal, enterprising businesses are looking to offer FaceTime sex chat services on the iPhone 4 and Canoe Ventures is launching its first interactive ads with Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
Apple announced today that it has sold more than 1.7 million new iPhones in the first three days of the device being on sale. That’s a record among Apple’s own product launches, and I’d guess that it’s some kind of record for the industry at large.
Apple today announced iPhone 4 sales of 1.7 million units in the first three days, beating last year’s record of 1 million iPhone 3GS handsets in the same time frame. Handset improvements surely helped drive record sales, but so did good marketing and AT&T. Yes, AT&T.
On the heels of Apple’s iPhone 4 launch, I’ve noticed that I don’t hear folks refer to the device as a smartphone, or even a phone, but an iPhone. Such simple branding and product awareness goes a long way toward helping Apple sell products.
Across the globe, iPhone 4 eyewitnesses are all seeing the same thing: lines around the block and few, if any, devices for those without reservations. Supplies of the iPhone 4 are dwindling, many stores expect to be sold out by the end of the day.
Some iPhone 4 handsets appear to be suffering from signal degradation — but only when held in the left hand. Could Apple’s new stainless steel frame that doubles as an antenna be the culprit? Take our poll and let us know if you’ve seen this issue.
Apple’s hotly-anticipated new smartphone, the iPhone 4, went on sale today. While there were long lines at many retail outlets as people clamored to get their hand on the new phone, there have also been reports of reception problems caused by the design of the device.
Many cities in the U.S. saw an unusual heavy traffic spike in the wee hours of the morning today. It is iPhone launch day, and hundreds of thousands of iPhone 4 owners-to-be headed to the Apple store to lay claim on the new smartphone.
Apple’s iPhone 4 officially launches today as both pre-order customers and those hoping to walk up and grab the new device are lined up around the country. Just like the original Apple iPhone, this model is sure to influence the features on future smartphones from competitors.
Demand for Apple’s iPhone 4 continues to outpace supply globally as carriers stop taking pre-orders and limit which customers can actually get their hands on the new phone. But supply issues will only cause a minor blip in sales, which will break records for Apple.