As Australian consumers eagerly await Friday’s release of the Apple iPhone 3G S, over in the US the new handset is causing quite a stir in the consumer electronics marketplace, recording one million sales in just three days.

As reported on Appliance Retailer yesterday, the new Apple iPhone 3G S will be released on 26 June and Optus is the only major carrier so far to reveal it’s pricing.

But US consumers are already upgrading to the newest handset and according to an Apple announcement, it has already sold over one million units in the three days through to 21 June 2009.

In addition to this the new iPhone OS 3.0 software has also made some considerable inroads, registering over six million downloads in just five days on the market.

Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, commented on the strong demand for the iPhone and the App Store.

“Customers are voting and the iPhone is winning. With over 50,000 applications available from Apple’s revolutionary App Store, iPhone momentum is stronger than ever,” he said.

We will have to wait and see whether Australian consumers will be as willing to upgrade as their US counterparts.