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Apple sells 4M-plus new iPhone models in 3 days

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 09:38 a.m. HST, Oct 17, 2011

  Craig T. kojima / ckojima@staradvertiser.com Tiare Kabazawa was first out of the Apple store on Friday morning with a new iPhone 4S. Sale of the new iPhone started at 8 a.m. at the store in Kahala Mall.

NEW YORK >> Apple says it sold more than 4 million units of the new iPhone model in three days. It's selling more than twice as fast as the previous model did when it launched last year.

Apple Inc. and its phone company partners started selling the iPhone 4S on Friday in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and Britain. That's two more launch countries than last year.

There are also more phone companies selling the phone. In the U.S., Sprint Nextel Corp. is the new carrier.

When Apple launched the iPhone 4 last year, it sold 1.7 million in the first three days.

Apple shares rose $1.10 to $423.10 in morning trading Monday.






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