UPDATE: Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) said this morning that it sold more than one million iPhone 3GS models in the first three days, and in addition, six million customers have downloaded the new iPhone 3.0 software in the first five days. No word on how many iPhone 3Gs, which were marked down to a very affordable $99, the company sold. There’s now at least 23 million iPhones sold.
The blockbuster weekend was unexpected with analysts estimating half as many devices as being sold. In a release, Steve Jobs made his first statement since going on medical leave: “Customers are voting and the iPhone is winning. With over 50,000 applications available from Apple’s revolutionary App Store, iPhone momentum is stronger than ever.” Over the weekend, reports said Jobs had been treated for a liver transplant two months ago.
Lines for the new iPhone 3G S that went on sale Friday morning were smaller than anticipated, reports the WSJ.com. It