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Original poster
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.
Orange UK had sold more than 30k iPhones,smashing what we believe is the previously published first day sales records for a phone in the UK!
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


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!


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.


macrumors 68000
Feb 26, 2008
More choice is always good. :)

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.


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.


macrumors G3
Aug 29, 2008
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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