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.