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
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.
Also 960,000 Americans attend at least one tractor pull, truck pull, or mud race each month.
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