Orange Claims Record 30,000 iPhone Sales on Launch Day in UK

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Pocket-lint reports that UK wireless provider Orange is claiming that it has sold over 30,000 iPhones as of 4:00 p.m. on launch day for the carrier, reportedly smashing records for one-day mobile phone sales. The news comes via a Twitter post from Conor Maples, a member of Orange's communications team.
    It is unclear what Orange considered to be the previous record. TechRadar notes that O2, the initial exclusive iPhone provider, was rumored to have sold 8,000 original iPhones at its November 2007 launch, but an O2 spokesperson reported that the number was substantially higher without providing a more specific count.

    Orange announced in late September plans to begin offering the iPhone in the UK, ending O2 and Apple's exclusive relationship there. The following day, Vodafone also revealed plans to begin offering the iPhone in the UK, although it will not begin doing so until early next year.

    Article Link: Orange Claims Record 30,000 iPhone Sales on Launch Day in UK
  2. ZeebUK macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2009
    Birmingham UK
    They may have sold that many....

    But they failed to deliver the one that my girlfriend ordered last week.

    Spent the whole day waiting after being told that it would be delivered before 5pm. Only to then be told that it might not have been sent.

    Better be here tomorrow!
  3. tomjleeds macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2004
    Manchester, UK
    Anybody got any numbers for O2's launches of the 3G and 3GS?
  4. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    Not bad, not bad at all. A bit late to the party though :D
  5. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
  6. eastercat macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    At least they're lucky enough to not have idiot companies who refuse to join the rest of the world in the GSM standard.
    I'd like choice here too.
  7. Saladinos macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    Not if they keep the same prices. My iPhone (O2) has been stolen, and I've got to wait until new year for an upgrade (new iPhone). It's only a few months and I've been an iPhone customer since the first one (even though it was at the same monthly price with unsubsidised handset). I'm unhappy with O2 for making so much from me and not letting me upgrade a little bit earlier.

    I'd switch to Orange, but there's no benefit at all.
  8. iphones4evry1 macrumors 65816


    Nov 26, 2008
    California, USA
    I barely consider an individual's twitter update to be a reputable source. Was this from an official, verified Orange twitter account? :confused:
  9. anjinha macrumors 604


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    It's still good to have choices since the coverage varies from network to network and this way one can choose the carrier that provides the best coverage for them.
  10. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    Yes, he works in the Orange news room.

    The Twitter feed is linked from their website.
  11. Stately macrumors 6502a


    May 14, 2008
    Lol, better late then never and it's a great party. Let the party rock ooon . . :D
  12. EvanLugh macrumors 68000


    Aug 29, 2007
    Developer land
    I am with Orange and have an iPhone 3G (Unlocked/Jailbreak).
    What does this mean for me now? I also saw (briefly) a future app orange was bringing out to manage your account. It was on their mini site along with something else but i can't find them now and theyre not in the app store.
  13. lasatstu macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2009
    Nice! I'll start saving up some scratch for this

    great news, i love my seed upgrade.
  14. ct2k7 macrumors 603

    Aug 29, 2008
    City of London
    Interestingly, I only know of two people in my vicinity who went with Orange - one's considered to return and did, because of the "unlimited" data usage, aka 750MB.

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