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Apple sells 1 million iPhone 3G S smartphones, sees minor problems during weekend


News by Brian James Kirk on Monday June 22, 2009.

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This weekend, Apple sold 1 million new iPhone 3G S smartphone devices, according to a press release, beating analyst expectations by 500,000. As a result, Apple and AT&T retail locations were in high gear and problems were inevitable.

Apparently some new iPhone users experienced long waits for activation and as a result Apple is reportedly issuing $30 iTunes store credits for long delays to some customers, Engadget Mobile reports.

BoyGeniusReport is reporting that a high-pitched sound frequency is being emitted by new 3G S devices after playing a sound file. The publication suspects that it is software related as the sound is not emitted when the phone is set to vibrate.

In related news, hardware analysis news site Anandtech completed a head-to-head speed comparison between the new iPhone 3G S, iPhone 3G and the Palm Pre. The new 3G S loaded web pages faster than the Pre two-thirds of the time. The 3G S also renders web pages 128 percent faster than the original iPhone 3G.

 

A.S. @ 4:06:41PM EDT on Monday June 22, 2009

My new iphone 3g s is still not activated after 58 hours.I need my phone!

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