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iPhone 3G S expectations: 500,000 units sold over the weekend

iPhone 3G S expectations: 500,000 units sold over the weekend Larry Dignan: With Apple's iPhone 3G S hitting stores on Friday analysts are starting to guess how many units will be sold over the weekend. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster is guessing Apple will sell 500,000 iPhone 3G S units over the weekend, that's half of what the iPhone 3G did over three days last year.

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WWDC 2009: Apple unveils iPhone 3G S

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