Apple Breaks Sales Records With 4 Million iPhone 4S Units Sold

As if we didn’t already know, Apple’s iPhones are near and dear to the hearts of many consumers. So it might not shock you to learn that the company broke sales records when it sold 4 million of the new iPhone4S phones in just three days last week.

The tech giants announced Monday that they’d topped their own sales records with the millions sold since its launch. Just over the weekend, the iPhone 4s flew off the shelves at a rate of 1.7 million, trumping last year’s numbers, reports CNN.

This year, however, the phone was launched in the U.S. as well as Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom, and last year Australia and Canada had to wait a bit longer to get their grubby paws on the sleek devices. Sprint and Verizon also launched the phone this year, instead of just AT&T.

“IPhone 4S is off to a great start,” Philip Schiller, Apple’s head of marketing, said in a prepared statement. “IPhone 4S is a hit with customers around the world, and together with iOS 5 and iCloud, is the best iPhone ever.”

Apple sells record 4 million iPhones [CNN]