Apple has sold 1 million iPhones in South Korea as of mid-August, nine months after the smartphone was launched there.
Most of the iPhones shipped in Korea are 3GS models, because the iPhone 4 is available in the country only since September 10. KT (the exclusive iPhone carrier in Korea) says it has received about 350,000 pre-orders for the iPhone 4.
The number of South Korean smartphone users is expected to top 4.8 million this year – about 25% of them will be iPhone users.
In other news involving the sale of 1 million devices in a certain market, sales of the Bada-based Samsung Wave S8500 have passed the 1 million mark in Europe (two months after passing the same threshold globally). This, of course, means Bada (Samsung’s own OS) is successful after all – although many have thought that a new OS is unnecessary and, thus, bound to fail.
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