Apple sells its millionth iPhone

10 Sep 2007

It took Apple two years to sell a million iPod devices but it took the company only two months to reach the one million milestone with its iPhone device, Apple’s Steve Jobs revealed today.

This is even ahead of the launch of the device outside the US.

The company said that just 74 days after its introduction at the end of June, the iPhone has won out in terms of innovation.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.

Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications.

Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and has entered the mobile phone market this year with its revolutionary iPhone.

Jobs said the iPhone combines three devices into one–a mobile phone, a widescreen iPod, and a mobile internet device–all based on Apple’s multi-touch interface and pioneering software that allows users to control iPhone with just a tap, flick or pinch of their fingers.

“One million iPhones in 74 days–it took almost two years to achieve this milestone with iPod,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We can’t wait to get this revolutionary product into the hands of even more customers this holiday season.”

By John Kennedy