John Paczkowski

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An "Apple Invasion" in Korea: Two Million iPhones Sold

Another sales milestone for the iPhone, this one in Korea. Korea Telecom today said that it has sold two million iPhones since it began offering the handset in November 2009. Of the that number, 1.03 million were iPhone 4s, and KT sold one million of them in four months. The remaining 970,000 were iPhone 3GSs. Quite an achievement considering there were only seven million smartphone users in Korea at the end of last year and the country has long been viewed as a tough market for multinational cellphone manufacturers. Or, rather, other multinational cellphone manufacturers. Because according to a KT spokesperson, the iPhone’s “proliferation rate” in Korea is high–and accelerating to the point of “Apple invasion.” That said, local cellphone manufacturers are still doing quite well. Samsung, for example, sold 2 million Galaxy S handsets in six months following its June debut.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus