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Tale of the tape: iPhone 4 sales top 1.7 million

Even with the lines, the preorder confusion, the crazy mixed-up Thursday chaos and the weekend madness, there's a new high-water mark for Apple product launches. The company announced via a press release today that it sold over 1.7 million iPhone 4s through the end of Saturday 6/26, including those shipped to customers directly earlier in the week.

Chairman Jobs is pleased and apologetic, according to the release: " This is the most successful product launch in Apple's history.... Even so, we apologize to those customers who were turned away because we did not have enough supply."

Nice work, Apple. Now, about those death grip and proximity sensor issues... based on our unofficial listener survey in last night's extended-remix talkcast, there's still some work to be done on this blockbuster-yet-quirky phone.

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