News: iPhone 3GS Available, Selling Well

Posted on June 19, 2009

In news where’d you really be wondering why we even have to post this, the iPhone 3GS is now available. Some AT&T retail stores have already run out, while others will soon.

According to AppleInsider, AT&T has already sold “hundreds of thousands” through early orders:

“[AT&T] sold hundreds of thousands through our preorder process prior to the launch, which exceeded our own expectations for iPhone 3GS,” Michael Coe, a representative in the carrier’s corporate communications department, wrote in an email Friday. “Just wanted to make sure you have this information as well.”

Although Coe declined to comment on whether that figure exceed 300,000 units, the “hundreds of thousands” statistic alone is likely to put first-weekend iPhone 3GS unit sales estimates from many Wall Street analysts underwater.

Some expect the iPhone 3GS sales to top out around 500,000 this weekend, much more than the 270,000 of the original iPhone’s first weekend about two years ago.

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