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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mashinhead, Jun 30, 2007.
Any news on how many units were moved the first day?
at&t support said 20 mill.
I know that is totally wrong, probably said that to stop people from calling about activation problems!
I heard it was 1 billion
NO! It is ONE HUNDRED... BILLION DOLLARS, erm, I meant SOLD!
Every single person in the world except you has an iPhone already. I have two.
Seriously, there seems to be a lot of confusing data on this... the AT&T stores appear to be generally sold out (see link); it appears that they had on average <100 phones per site, meaning that they probably contributed ~150-200,000 units. So the real number is probably well shy of half a million, but it seems to be a very healthy number.
Heh, and some people said that Apple wouldn't hit the 1 million mark until 2008.
The RAZR was introduced in June of 04 I think and by the end of the year it had total sales of 750k ... It'll be interesting to see just how well Apple does... I gotta say one thing... that was quite shocking... My wifes mom and dad (both 82 years old) called this morning and I happen to answer the phone and they the first thing they said after "hello" was did you hear about this new iPhone that Apple came up with?
I'm not lying and I'm not saying this means anything BUT for 2 82 year old people to be able to name (or have a reason to name or care to name) ANY cell phone "by name" is remarkable in its own right but the fact that they knew about and cared to speak about the iPhone is utterly astounding to me.
And more to the point... shows me how utterly amazing Apple is at getting its products to be known (when it really has something).
I heard 1 trillion units, give or take a billion
The RAZR did get off to a slow start, but I understand global sales are around 100M now? So they seem to have done all right for themselves.
And the Razr isn't exactly what anyone would even remotly consider a 'smart phone' ... I was just ... hmm I dunno what I was trying to say... Other than the only phone that has an even remotely familiar name (in the real world) would be the Razr and the iPhone has officially knocked it out of it's 'most familiar' status...
Ask your average Joe/Jane to name any cell phone that they can think of and iPhone will likely be what they say.. Then ask them to name another and perhaps they'd say Razr and then ask them the name of they phone they have and MANY wouldn't be able to tell you... I'm not talking about asking 'cell phone fan boy geeks' I'm talking about the vast majority of the cell phone using public.
It goes a long way in showing that the current cell phone companies have no ability to market their product names and how Apple can eat their lunch if they don't shape up...
razr started selling well when they started to discount them. This product had a fantastic opening day at a premium price. The iphone will blow the razr out of the water in total sales dollars. (maybe not units)
Has it outsold the other big releases from apple already? I remember people lining up to get the video pod.
Here's what I'm waiting for....
A 'market analysts' to do a 'tear-down' of the iPhone (as they did with the AppleTV) where they come up with an 'approximate' cost of components... (not cost to design/build/box/etc) but the raw cost of the parts, that could be quite telling how quickly the phone can come down in price AND what parts have to be built OVERTIME so their per unit prices drop... Like how the iPod caused such an enormous demand in flash that the price of flash memory went down appreciably.
If I had to guess the screen is the big ticket item followed by the ARM CPU or communication chip or perhaps the battery or maybe flash?! That to me would be most interesting.
Same thing with the iPod -- it didn't EXPLODE until the world got $250 iPod minis. Expect the same to happen with iPhone. Meanwhile, Apple will establish its premium status through high pricing and high design.
If I had to guess.. the iPhone has been THE most sold Apple product on its debut - ever. The real proof will be if it becomes contagious and one buyer shows someone else... It was THAT (and of course the price drop) that catapulted the Razr to its enormous success.. The design was enormously attractive... it's operation ... eh .. nothing to brag about ... and thats the point... the iPhone has the BEAUTY AND THE BRAINS...
Not as feature rich as the phone geeks want but changes will be made and even if They're never enough for the truly hard core.... does Apple want to sell to 1 million hard core geeks or 10 , 20 , 30 million average users?
The RAZR sold 50 million units last head year alone.
I do not see iPhone getting there anytime soon.
my girlfriend overheard A homeless person muttering something about the iPhone ...I was too busy skipping to the next track by double squeezing the new earbuds I'm blown away by this device!!!
Blackfriars predicts half a mil by the end of the iWeekend
name one person in australia hu has one.....THAT WORKS!!
Oh, psh, we all know the Australian market isn't yet sophisticated enough to expect their phones to *work*.
Just a joke, my friend. You guys still have better 3G than us.
Yea well it also helps that the RAZR is in just about every market and was virtually free too. As nice as it is the iPhone still has a $5-600 price tag that keeps it out of the hands of the majority of people. Apple makes roughly a 200-300 dollar profit on each iPhone right now and they won't drop the price till demand drops at the current cost...if ever.
They sold one iMillion iPhones during the iWeekend iThink
I'm not sure how many units there are in one iMillion though. I need an iConverter.....
Well... the RAZR is a different beast, for sure. But it's notable that it's free *NOW* -- the RAZR debuted in the US market for $499 with contract (link).
I think the lessons that the RAZR demonstrates are (1) that you do not need to sell 10M units in a weekend to have a long-term success -- the RAZR is, as far as I know, the most popular cell phone ever, and it sold a modest number at launch, and to my knowledge did not launch globally simultaneously; (2) that the US market could support pricing of $499 several years ago already.
I made a bet with Bill Gates that the iPhone would sell more units in the first weekend than Zune has sold up until this point. The bet was for $1 billion, so I ordered a million iPhones. Thus, I'm guessing that about 1.4 million iPhones have been sold.