Putting 500,000-700,000 units in perspective!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Deanster, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. Deanster macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2005
    According to this article, RIM sold 930,000 Blackberry units (all models, worldwide) in the entire first quarter of 2007, and Palm sold 581,000 Treo units in the same quarter.


    Apple just sold 500,000+ units in a single weekend. With a single model. In the US only. At a ridiculous price. In a crowded marketplace. On a single carrier. With entrenched competitors who have had years to build their brands.

    Can you imagine what this suggests over time? As Apple adds models, markets, and perhaps carriers in the coming months/years, they're well-positioned to blow the smartphone market out of the water.
  2. Rojo macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2006

    Even if it's half those numbers (as most analysts are predicting), it's still pretty darn impressive. Apple's definitely going to blow away the smartphone market. And as prices drop over time, and they get new models (like they did with the iPod), I'm pretty sure everyone's going to want one -- not just people who buy smartphones.

    iPhone's going to be massive
  3. ukor macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2007
    What will be most interesting is how many they sell through the remainder of the year. There was obviously a lot of pent up demand for the product. if they sell 1MM before the end of the year that will be very telling.
  4. mrtune macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    Apple had great marketing that created a frenzy and had people waiting in lines for days. They cannot slack on adding features and or releasing other models otherwise the competitors will run all over apple.

    They need to stay ahead of the game!!
  5. JMax1 macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2006
    Harlem, NY
    is it too soon to tell those who said iphone would flop that they must have been on something to be so wrong?
  6. thomasfxlt macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2005
    Great marketing backed up by a great product that was beautifully engineered and tested.

    I'm confident Apple has thought through an evolution of this family of devices and it's convergence with the iPod....and Macs.

    My best advice to anyone the past few years has been....buy Apple!
  7. eddietr macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2006
    I would wait until the 1 million mark. Which may not be that far off after all the online sales kick in, too. And when the AT&T stores have their replenished stock. About half the people I've talked to say they will buy one "in the next couple of weeks when the rush is over."
  8. Deanster thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2005
    Sorry, I'm full of mistakes today - those numbers are for Q1 06 - looks like RIM sold just over a million Blackberrys in Q1 2007.

    Still - it'll be a very big deal if Apple sells anything close to what RIM is doing in iPhone's first quarter - it's taken Blackberry nearly a decade to get to this level.
  9. pilotError macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2006
    Long Island
    Considering that this was purchased by consumers and not by corporations by the truck load, its pretty impressive.

    If they can keep the sales figures up, it will be even more impressive.
  10. underwater macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2007
    apple is shooting for a million unit week and 3 million unit quarter. Can you imagine all the people that will see friend's iphones tomorrow at the parties, then go buy one Thurs-Friday. 30% of the people that I have demoed my iphone to bought one that same/next day.
  11. The Monkey macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2006
    If Apple makes the iPhone play nicely with corporate email systems a la blackberry, then it will be game, set, match. Until then, it looks like it will become a dominant force in the consumer market.
  12. Dermot81 macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2007
  13. timmypv15 macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2007
    haha, has anyone seen that video where the Microsoft person openly laughs about the iPhone in an interview?

    I bet he feels dumb now
  14. CD3660 macrumors 68040


    Jun 6, 2007
    Cheshire, United Kingdom.
  15. Noumenon macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2007
    Just more proof that its all about marketing,.. Apple is good at going for the emotional niche market, the young hipster duffeses, …you know, the same ones who bolt coffee cans on the back of their four-cylinder Honda’s as an exhaust,… by replacing core substance with flashy-ness, they’ve managed to tap into that ‘’gota-have-it fad’’, a virtual gold mine. Apple will do for PDA phones what MTV did for music (for you 80's fans, that means bad).

    …Except in my case (I own an iPod and iPhone):D .
  16. CrackedButter macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2003
    51st State of America
    Its nothing special, its only the one with Steve Ballmer in. Easy to find on youtube.

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