Call us: 0800 917 3517

iPhone 4 launch is a record breaker

The new iPhone 4 has become the most successful product to be launched in Apple’s history, the company announced today.

In the first three days since it went on sale in five countries, including the UK, more than 1.7 million of the smartphones were sold.

But many technology fans were left dissapointed as the hugely anticipated iPhone 4 sold out in the flagship Apple store in London’s Regent Street and many shops in the US.

And some people who have managed to get their hands on the phone have complained about poor reception if they hold it a certain way.

Apple has blamed supply problems on 600,000 phones being pre-ordered although it was reported just 16,000 units were sent to Britain for the launch. Chief executive Steve Jobs hailed iPhone’s success but added ‘Even so, we apologise to those customers who were turned away because we did not have enough supply’.

The firm said in a statement: ‘If you ever experience this [signal issue] on your iPhone4, avoid gripping it in thr lower left corner in a way that covers both sides of the black strip in the metal band.’

Source: metro