Apple sold more than a million 3GS phones . This should be a good news to Steve jobs, who apparently resumed his work today . I guess the numbers are based on three days after launch. Pretty impressive! In addition, around 6 million customers have downloaded the new iPhone 3.0 software in the first five days. Though iPhone 3.0 software has some issues, customers are not shying away from downloading the software.
The hype and excitement surrounding the new iPhone 3GS has not been a disappointment so far. Despite the competition from RIM Inc’s Blackberry and Palm Pre launch, iPhone has been steady with the growth.
Here is what Steve job's has to say:
“Customers are voting and the iPhone is winning,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “With over 50,000 applications available from Apple’s revolutionary App Store, iPhone momentum is stronger than ever.”
The new iPhone 3GS has lot of powerful features. Though Nokia leads the Smartphone market with a market share of 41.2%, iPhone is catching up slowly. RIM stands second with a market share of 20% and third comes iPhone with 10.8% share. I guess there are not many enough enterprise features from iPhone to entice enterprise customers. Blackberry is kind of ruling this arena.
Here is the market share of different handset vendors for 1Q 2009 and 2008(pic courtesy, appleinsider)