99.8 Percent of Americans Have Not Yet Ordered the New iPhone

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June 16 2010 11:49 PM

99.8 Percent of Americans Have Not Yet Ordered the New iPhone

On the first day that the iPhone 4 could be ordered, Apple received more than 600,000 orders . At one order per person, that means 0.2 percent of the American public requested one of the newest gadgets.

The number of Americans who were not in that first wave is roughly equal to the number of Americans who live somewhere other than Alaska .

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According to other Census Bureau figures , an American is slightly more likely to die of a heart attack this year than to have ordered an iPhone 4 on the first day it was available.


 


Tom Scocca is the managing editor of Deadspin and the author of Beijing Welcomes You: Unveiling the Capital City of the Future.

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