Still no sales figures released?

whooleytoo

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Isn't it a bit odd that no solid sales figures have yet been released? I would have expected a typical "iPhone is Apple's fastest selling product ever" type release from Apple, to keep the positive media vibes going - an important part of managing a product's image.

If I'm not mistaken, the quarterly results are due soon, in the coming week or so. Could there be some incentive in withholding the sales figures until then?

While the potential for massive launch sales are somewhat limited by the limited target market (US only, AT&T only - or out-of-contract customers who are free to switch), it's hard to believe that the sales figures aren't good.
 

AirmanPika

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Maybe they are waiting for that magic million. They probably sold between 500,000-750,000 from the various estimates so its possible they are within that realm that they can say they sold million in a month.
 

FreeState

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"iPhone is Apple's fastest selling product ever" type release from Apple, to keep the positive media vibes going - an important part of managing a product's image..
I think you will still see this. Why release good news when there is already a buzz everywhere about the iPhone. I think Apple, if smart, would wait until the good news would benefit the sustained buzz, which is not now IMO.
 

killerrobot

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I've been wondering about why they haven't posted the numbers yet, and the only reason I could think is that it isn't going as good as planned?

But also, I mean its been a whopping two and a half weeks, so... maybe they are just waiting the hit the million mark (I also think all previous estimates have been grossly overstated, but I really have no idea, but the first half a million during the first weekend seemed a blatant lie too me.)
 

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Do Apple ever post sales figures until their quarterly financial reports?
Absolutely. They've routinely posted press releases marking milestones in iPod sales, iTunes Store sales, etc. Here is a Google search showing some of them.
 

PBG4 Dude

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I've been wondering about why they haven't posted the numbers yet, and the only reason I could think is that it isn't going as good as planned?

But also, I mean its been a whopping two and a half weeks, so... maybe they are just waiting the hit the million mark (I also think all previous estimates have been grossly overstated, but I really have no idea, but the first half a million during the first weekend seemed a blatant lie too me.)
Do people here have time machines or something? I've read two & a half weeks, a few weeks, a month, etc. The iPhone will have been publicly available for two weeks tomorrow evening (Friday) at 6PM your time. The two week return period isn't up for any purchaser yet.

Also, AAPL could be in an SEC mandated quiet period before announcing their latest quarterly earnings. Wouldn't want to illegally affect AAPL stock prices. AAPL will announce quarterly earnings on 7/25 after the markets close. Then we'll know more about iPhone sales, even though we'll only know numbers for Friday & Saturday, since every day after 6/30 fall into the next quarter.
 

killerrobot

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The iPhone will have been publicly available for two weeks tomorrow evening (Friday) at 6PM your time. The two week return period isn't up for any purchaser yet.
Apparently you've got the time machine... yeah two weeks tomorrow (I wasn't bothering opening up a calender to actually count the days sorry.) It just seems like 7 months since it was first announced...
 

jg2000

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Isn't it a bit odd that no solid sales figures have yet been released? I would have expected a typical "iPhone is Apple's fastest selling product ever" type release from Apple, to keep the positive media vibes going - an important part of managing a product's image.

If I'm not mistaken, the quarterly results are due soon, in the coming week or so. Could there be some incentive in withholding the sales figures until then?

While the potential for massive launch sales are somewhat limited by the limited target market (US only, AT&T only - or out-of-contract customers who are free to switch), it's hard to believe that the sales figures aren't good.
they did say exactly that already. it IS apple's fastest selling product ever.
here's a link to one of many articles saying the same.

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/07/07/02/amtech_iphone_to_become_fastest_selling_apple_product_in_history.html
 

waremaster

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I think as another poster said tomorrow at 6:00pm est will be the end of the return period for many many iPhone purchasers so it would certainly be best to hold off on any public statement until they determine the return rate of the devices. There have been many posters on the net stating they intended to return the devices either today or before 6:00pm Friday.
 

strieck

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jg2000

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Your link is to an article about analysts who THINK the iPhone MAY become Apple's best selling product ever. Apple hasn't released any sales figures.
ok, if it isn't... what other Apple product sold close a million units in the first two weeks?? i think NO others. the article may not be the concrete evidence you're looking for but I think we all know it's correct.
 

elg23

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ok, if it isn't... what other Apple product sold close a million units in the first two weeks?? i think NO others. the article may not be the concrete evidence you're looking for but I think we all know it's correct.
lol... dude, i guess you didnt read the article... it says the nano sold a million is 17 days...

:rolleyes:
 

whooleytoo

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they did say exactly that already. it IS apple's fastest selling product ever.
here's a link to one of many articles saying the same.

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/07/07/02/amtech_iphone_to_become_fastest_selling_apple_product_in_history.html
As pointed out above, that's just speculation; from the same people who think there were 200K-700K iPhone sales on the first weekend!

Personally, I think it's well past the 1m mark by now.. but that an 100 cents will get you a crisp dollar bill...;)
 

DaveGee

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Also, AAPL could be in an SEC mandated quiet period before announcing their latest quarterly earnings. Wouldn't want to illegally affect AAPL stock prices. AAPL will announce quarterly earnings on 7/25 after the markets close. Then we'll know more about iPhone sales, even though we'll only know numbers for Friday & Saturday, since every day after 6/30 fall into the next quarter.
Not a "quiet period" since I think that has to do with IPOs generally but yes there is a blackout period that is in effect...

"Quarterly Blackout Period Begins 14 days prior to the end of the Company's fiscal quarter and it ends at the close of trading on the second full trading day following the Company's issuance of its earnings release for the quarter."

If Apple announces on the 25th then they would have been in 'blackout' since July 11th (10th?) or earlier if the rule means 'business days'

Dave
 

jg2000

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lol... dude, i guess you didnt read the article... it says the nano sold a million is 17 days...

:rolleyes:
whatever, we're only 14 days into the iPhones release and I'm willing to bet they are over a million at this point. In fact I'm willing to bet they were at a million within in the first week. There was nowhere near the hype (visual hype at least) for the Nano, no WAY were people camping out and waiting in endless lines for it, let's be real. The iPhones sales crushed the nanos.