Apple sells 1M new iPhones over weekend

Apple sold more than 1 million iPhone 3G S units over the weekend, the company today said, reaching the sales milestone with what many pundits described as less fanfare than previous iPhone launches. The company also said six million customers have downloaded the new iPhone OS 3.0 since it was released five days ago.

The new iPhone model, the 3G S, sports a faster processor, greater memory storage, video capability and other bells and whistles. It went on sale Friday. The 1 million sales figure is impressive because it matches last summer's three-day sales figure for the iPhone 3G. However, the 3G S was sold in only eight countries while the iPhone 3G was launched in 21 countries.

In other Apple news, The Wall Street Journal disclosed Apple CEO Steve Jobs received a liver transplant in Tennessee about two months ago. Jobs has been on medical leave since January, and the company has repeatedly stated, in almost mantra-like fashion, that Apple looks forward to his return at the end of this month.

For more:
- see this release 
- check out this video
- see this WSJ article on Steve Jobs (sub. req.)
- see this Fortune blog

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