March 26, 2010 11:49
Half a million Apple iPhones will have been sold in Korea by the end of this month, just four months after the popular gadget was finally introduced here, importer KT claimed Thursday.
The phones were an instant hit as soon as they belatedly hit the Korean market on Nov. 28, 2009 and sales remain at some 4,000 a day. The phones sold over 500,000 in only seven countries including the U.S., Germany, France and Japan. Apple is reportedly surprised at how fast the iPhone is selling in Korea.
KT believes sales will slow down with the launch of new smartphones like Samsung's Android Phone but still expects the total number sold to reach 1 million this year.
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