25
Jul
07

iPhone – not such a big hit?

Interesting news about the iPhone. Seems it was not as huge as fans have made out – but still 146,000 and almost half being new customers is still pretty impressive.

From TGdaily : In its Q2 earnings report released today, AT&T said that it has activated 146,000 iPhones during on June 29 and June 30. The number is significantly below analysts’ sales estimates, which were in the 500,000 range initially. Of those 146,000 iPhone subscribers, more than 40% were new customers, AT&T said. According to the company, sales of the iPhone continue to be strong in July with store traffic above historical levels.

Following the announcement, several analysts restated their sales expectations: For example, Piper Jaffray & Co. technology analyst Gene Munster told Bloomberg that Apple is likely to have sold only 200,000 iPhones. Investors reacted almost immediately and gave the recently high-flying share price a break: Apple shares were down more than 6%.

From TechNudge : …analysts for CIBC World Markets said they are picking up a significant decline in demand for Apple Inc.’s iPhone this month.

“…we believe that demand for the iPhone has seen a significant decline in the past 10 days,” analyst Ittai Kidron told clients. “We have noticed decent inventories at stores, and thin demand at best. In fact, most Apple store visitors were not looking at the device and only a very small subset bought it.”

 

As a late update … This HTC Touch Diamond  looks to be a great phone, can’t wait to see and use one.

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Thanks to Andy , Coach , Swollen Pickles , Nirmal , Andrea and DW , Scientaestubique , Adam and Rueldean , Homemom , Goldy , BlogOp for all the comments on previous posts.


5 Responses to “iPhone – not such a big hit?”


  1. July 25, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    Gold,

    I got an iPhone after all and I have to say I love it. It’s not perfect but does so much well… they are/will be a huge hit.

  2. July 25, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    Thanks Goldy. I am not sure about a touch screen as I like to press buttons without looking, I can’t see that happening. I had a touch screen remote once and it was a pain becuase you had to read the screen rather than just feeling it with fingers. Same goes with the iPod, using the scroll wheel to fast forward and change volume is great without having to look at it.

    Still , ATT must be happy with such a boost of new customers.
    Like you said, I am sure it will be a hit, maybe not for me though. And who knows if it will ever get to Australia. I can see it being great here on the Telstra network as it has a 16 TV channels and also pay per view shows as well – good for a big screen. Hopefully the iphone will be ready for 3G+ (HSPDA upto 14.4Mbps) Hmm, I might expand on this in a post.

  3. August 1, 2007 at 2:47 am

    The Emperors new clothes are looking a little threadbare…..

    It always struck me as a distinctly average phone, dressed up in a pretty package.

  4. September 12, 2007 at 7:05 pm

    I’m tryin to getta Iphone in India as its not available here..I heard that it comes locked from abroad.Is it so?

  5. August 31, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Looks like the 3g iPhone is a big hit with games and apps though.
    cheers, Good Free RPG Games


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