Orange Sells 70,000 iPhones in First Month

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Orange announced today that it had sold 70,000 iPhones in the first month of sales in France.

    The company had targetted 50-100,000 in iPhone sales over this period of time, so sales were in line. Orange had previously announced that 30,000 iPhones had been sold in the first week.

    Apple and Orange launched the iPhone on November 28th, 2007.

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  2. acearchie macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2006
    Would have been interested to have seen how many were unlocked!
  3. DTphonehome macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2003
    Apple really needs to launch in more countries if they plan to sell 10 million by the end of 2008.

    Man, think of the numbers they would do if they just sold this SIM-unlocked worldwide.
  4. bigandy macrumors G3


    Apr 30, 2004
    I agree - but imagine. Would people really stump up $1500 for an iPhone?

    Screw that.

    If it was $400 / £200 unlocked everyone on the planet would have one by the end of January.
  5. Yuppi macrumors regular


    Aug 6, 2007
    I see one big advantage of the cooperation. Google Maps locate me is required to know all the GPS positions of cell towers. And Apple can push the providers to give google those data. For the first time since triangulation was first mentioned I can clearly see it work out this time.
    Other then that, I want my iPhone in Sweden :) And I want it on february.
  6. Fabio_gsilva macrumors 6502


    Apr 14, 2005
    São Paulo - Brasil
    Definitely not a great result. It is not bad, but just average.

    I feel like the iPhone is finding hard time in Europe, and sales are not so great as expected.
  7. tjcampbell macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2006
    Think from an economists standpoint.

    Apple makes WAY more money, selling less phones and then taking a cut from the providers than if they just sold heaps of phones.
  8. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    seems like they did what they expected. so it's pretty good. they just need to lower the price a little, and they'd sell a lot more
  9. decimortis macrumors 6502


    Aug 28, 2007

    *cheers for Apple then sadly waves tiny Canadian flag
  10. Merkuryy macrumors regular


    Jun 10, 2007
    Shanghai, China
    Nope, as a iPod Touch user , I prefer to wait for my Nokia N82 as my phone. But AAPL really need to bring up new plans if they want to hit 10M, and also seriously they need to bring new stuff to the iPhone. Look like people get tired of the recent iPhone look and use and want sth more
  11. jdbradford macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2008
  12. studiomusic macrumors regular


    Oct 1, 2004
    Round the world
    I just got back from 2 weeks in France for the holidays and did not see one iphone in the wild except mine and my wife's. Don't blame them really, you take your life in your hands when you show that you have something valuable with you (not in every quartier, mais presque!)
    70,000 is incredible considering how much it costs. All my friends LOVED it, but could not afford it. Oh ya, almost $8 a gallon for gas too...
    How's socialism going for ya?
  13. Philsy macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2004
    South coast of England
    Not surprising. The phone and tariffs are way too high, and the phone specs are not that good. Let's hope for a price cut.
  14. shov macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2006
    Very well thanks, check out our free health services and superfast, sexy international trains.

    (although we've only got rampant capitalism in the UK now...)
  15. ckurowic macrumors regular


    Sep 16, 2007
    Thats interesting. Most of the PC loving blogs I read about Orange and iPhone sales said they were "sluggish". I guess not. Its amazing. The iPhone has been out for about a year and it already has more of a user base than the Windows mobile OS. I'd be very worried, m$oft.
  16. ckurowic macrumors regular


    Sep 16, 2007
    Just can't compare the two :p
  17. theBB macrumors 68020


    Jan 3, 2006
    AppleInsider has a negative spin on this, as apparently Orange sold fewer phones than it hoped. I only spent a few days in France, but I don't remember seeing any iPods while I was there. If iPods are not that popular, it is no surprise iPhone is not selling that well.
  18. studiomusic macrumors regular


    Oct 1, 2004
    Round the world
    I lived in France 8 years... free health care? Only if you don't work. And I won't even begin to tell you how their health "care" almost killed my wife, her mom and 2 of her sisters... I guess I did begin.
    Now the UK is different, their health care killed my grandpa (waiting list for 2 years to get an operation on a brain tumor that killed him in 6 months) and an aunte (mis-diagnosed and mistreated until the end).
    I prefer sexy planes to trains, but air travel costs WAY too much in Europe.
    Anyways, go Apple!:apple:
  19. CrackedButter macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2003
    51st State of America
    I agree with the other poster, if only they sold these phones unlocked, who ever stated $1500 would be the unlocked asking price is purely guessing. The price is the price it already is while it is locked, it fits into their ipod line up and even the mighty Apple wouldn't price it that high in the first place. It's not worth $1500.

    As usual however, everybody casts doom and gloom rather than wait and see.
  20. gifford macrumors 6502


    Jun 11, 2007
    Miserable England
    If iPhone sales do not exceed expectations next quarterly results I will eat my pet goat.
  21. princealfie macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2006
    Salt Lake City UT
    yum, goat meat is tasty in Indian cuisine :)
  22. Manic Mouse macrumors 6502a

    Manic Mouse

    Jul 12, 2006
    Just think how well it would have sold had Apple not used the iPhone as a vehicle to rip-off gullible customers, and priced it reasonably unlocked or paired it with competitive contracts?

    The iPhone is selling well in spite of it's price, and that can only continue for so long. There're only so many people willing to pay huge amounts of cash for what is essentially an iPod Touch with a few new phone apps, 2G and crap camera.
  23. ts1973 macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2002
    Seems low to me...

    Anyone else thinks this is rather low ?

    I for one know of two people that went to France from belgium to buy an unlocked phone, and I guess there are loads more, so all these people are included too...
  24. philbeeney macrumors 6502


    Jul 24, 2004
    Brampton, ON
    Sod that.

    ** waves honking great Canadian flag shouting "Where's our bloody iPhones, Steve" at the top of my voice. ** :D
  25. swagi macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2007
    Yeah...and I remember how we European Macrumor users were bashed for telling everybody that it is not the Jesus phone and that it won't sell in Europe without 3G and MMS!

    I wonder when the first apologists will arrive to give this a positive spin (like 70,000 phones sold means more than 0.2 % of the whole French population own one. What a market penetration.

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