Jobs says “spectacular performance” as Apple sells 6.9 million iPhone 3G in Q4

Apple CEO Steve Jobs said “Apple just reported one of the best quarters in its history, with a spectacular performance by the iPhone—we sold more phones than RIM”.  Straight from the Apple press release: “In July 2008, the Company began selling iPhone 3G, the second-generation iPhone, and significantly expanded distribution by establishing carrier relationships in over 70 countries. Unit sales of iPhone 3G have been significantly greater than sales of the first-generation iPhone. During the first quarter of iPhone 3G availability ended September 27, 2008, 6.9 million units were sold, exceeding the 6.1 million first-generation iPhone units sold in the prior five quarters combined.