Apple sold 1m 3G phones last weekend

Apple sold 1 million iPhones in the first three days its newest model was on the market, according to an Associated Press report.

Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO, was quoted saying, "iPhone 3G had a stunning opening weekend". However, he did not address the crippling software problems that plagued the launch.

The Financial Times observed that Apple looks like it will hit its target of selling 10 million phones by the end of this year.

It is sobering to put this into context, though, as the FT does so succinctly: "Nokia, the world's biggest handset maker, sold 115m mobile handsets in the first quarter, according to the latest figures from Gartner, the market research group. Total handset sales were 294m in the period."