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has already shipped a massive 1.7 million
In a statement released before market open, Apple confirmed that it sold more than 1.7 million units of the new iPhone through Saturday, just three days after its launch on June 24.
"This is the most successful product launch in Apple's history," Apple CEO Jobs said in a statement. "Even so, we apologize to those customers who were turned away because we did not have enough supply."
Both Apple and its telecom partner
Apple also announced that
Despite reports of
problems with the antenna on the new iPhone 4,
the new phone looks set to be another Apple blockbuster. With its 1.7 million units shipped, the new iPhone 4 has easily surpassed initial demand
, which saw a million units shipped in its first three days.
Apple shares dipped 2 cents, or 0.01%, to $266.68 in pre-market trading.
-- Reported by James Rogers in New York
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