iPhone Generated One Million Inquiries

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    A Reuters story reports on comments by AT&T Chief Operating Officer Randall Stephenson during a speech on Tuesday.

    While AT&T/Cingular is not accepting pre-orders for the iPhone, they have set up a email signup list to find out when the iPhone is available. During the speech, Stephenson revealed that "one million people have asked us to call when [the iPhone] is available", suggesting a high interest in upcoming Apple phone.

    Apple's iPhone is expected to ship in June of 2007.

     
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    Holy smokes :eek:

    The iPhone will further extend the Apple name into the fabric of our everyday lives. The ubiquity of the Apple brand continues to take shape. From comptuer, to iPod, to iTV, and now the iPhone. You'll find an Apple product just about everywhere.
     
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    dang, it's gonna be hard to get one at first....i'm hoping to buy mine from an apple store, and not cingular. hopefully i'll be alright getting it, since i already have a cingular phone
     
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    But what was their goal in the first year, 10 million iPhone's to be sold ?

    Only 1/10th interest, hmm...
     
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    Inquiries...not preorders. And they want 10 million right?

    I really hope they release a lower model, nano-esque, within it's 2008 goal of 10 million units. It sure would help both sides!

    No iPhone shuffle for me, though :p .

    -=|Mgkwho
     
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    Yeah

    I think unless restrained by production and availability Apple will SHATTER their goal within 2008. I wouldn't be surprised if there are people trampled everywhere on release day at the stores trying to get their hands on one.
     
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    It seems like Cingular is testing the water and the water is feeling mighty nice and warm! Count me in!
     
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    if true, this is only people who submitted requests... i'd think that most people don't do such things, so i'd say that interest is high indeed.
     
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    In an unscientific and unverifiable "survey" for the first three months of the year. And to say that this is either inclusive or exclusive of all interest is, well, hmm...
     
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    Exactly! Take me for instance....I've been jonesing over the iPhone since hearing about it but until I read this thread, I didn't even know the email thingey even existed.
     
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    As if I'll need Cingular to tell me when the iPhone is available... I think you'll have to be living under a rock in a cave on Mars to need notice. Get ready for the advertising storm.
     
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    curiosity=$$$?

    snakes on a plane! snakes on a plane!
     
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    MS got OWNED

    Microsoft go very owned....

    Remember? Ballmer were laughing at a 450$ phone..... Now who's laughing?

    HAHAHA --> I am...... MS however might be crying!!

    O W N E D
     
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    WTF?

    Anyway, I think that 1M is a good sign this early (3 months in). Think of the number of Apple Store inquiries and all the people, like us, who are aware and know better than to ask "when."

    -Clive
     
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    It's really painful waiting. I liked it better when Apple held product unveilings to the last minute.

    Sigh. March 2007 newbsies. :)
     
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    I submitted a request on that site awhile ago. I also put my name on a handwritten list at my local Cingular store. I was in the store a week ago and they now have a couple hundred signatures.
     
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    In the US Apple might be lucky enough to sell a lot of these but without 3G (HSDPA) the iPhone will bomb in Europe and Asia.

    I hope Apple address the market's needs.
     
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    The goal was to sell 10million in 2008, after the phone is on international release. I think that this is achievable but obviously only time will tell. It wouldn't surprise me if the iphone specs on release are higher than first stated and that we'll see marked reductions in price over the first eighteen months.
     
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    I don't care for 3G, the iPhone will be perfect for me.
     
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    Yes, this does indeed mean that being limited to one carrier and lacking 3G support isn't going to stop the iphone from SHATTERING the 10 million target, provided the product doesn't generate any negative buzz upon release. 1 million ppl asking Cingular alone for information that any sensible person could glean online without too much trouble, effectively means that Apple will likely ship 10 million before 2008 even begins.

    That ought to keep the share price buoyant long enough to distract people from the fact that Apple don't seem to be making computers anymore until the damn thing finally comes out.
     
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    I don't want one, but its nice to hear those figures. :)

    Good Luck Apple, just don't forget us folks that have your computers. ;)
     
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    I don't think I'd call myself a "newbsie"... I probably read through over half of all page 1 forum posts for the past 8 months... or at least since SOAP was in theaters...

    Am I missing something?

    -Clive
     
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    As I understand it, the phone isn't being introduced to those markets until 2008 and will roll out with HSDPA.

    Apple's analysts, competitive intelligence specialists and product people have access to market demographics research well before you and I read about it on the internet after it's released from the same research firms that provided it to companies like Apple first... i.e. they knew well before you and I that they'd bomb in those markets without 3G.
     

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