iPhone 4 Sales Break Records

The iPhone 4 has been one of the most anticipated smart phones of the year and its sales did not disappoint Apple at all.

From its release on Thursday 6/24 to Saturday 6/26, Apple sold 1.7 million iPhone 4 phones, despite the issues that plagued the phone on launch.  “This is the most successful product launch in Apple’s history,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Even so, we apologize to those customers who were turned away because we did not have enough supply.”

The iPhone 4 is equipped with the new “Retina display” (which has the highest resolution for a phone yet), the brand new iOS 4, a video “Face Time” feature, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, HD 720p video recording, and the new Apple A4 processor.  You can purchase the phone for $200 with a new two year contract with AT&T, the phone company who still has the monopoly on the product.

If 1.7 million doesn’t seem like a significant enough number to you (I have no idea why it wouldn’t), you can compare it to the 700,000 iPads that were sold the first weekend the product launched.  Apple has found yet another money maker- let’s hope they can continue to keep up with sales.

So did you buy an iPhone 4 this past weekend or are you waiting for the white version to launch?