John Paczkowski

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Apple: Wham, Bam, Thank You Fanboi

Holy cow! Despite some very unfortunate stumbles at launch, Apple sold one million iPhone 3Gs in its first three days on the market, according to a company press release this morning. “iPhone 3G had a stunning opening weekend,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “It took 74 days to sell the first one million original iPhones, so the new iPhone 3G is clearly off to a great start around the world.”

‘Course the original iPhone was available in just one country. Its successor is available in 21. And that broad availability makes peddling 1 million of anything, especially one of the hottest gadgets in recent memory a hell of a lot easier. A more impressive metric is the one Apple (AAPL) offered up for its new App Store today.

iPhone and iPod touch owners have downloaded more than 10 million applications since App Store debuted last week. Quite an achievement considering that App Store is the sole source of official iPhone applications, and one that suggests Apple is well on its way to establishing OS X iPhone as a powerhouse mobile platform.