Analysts Concerned with Apple’s iPhone Stats

January 29th, 2008 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Smartphones & Tablets | No Comments »

Analysts are worried about statements made by Apple about iPhone sales.
According to Apple, 3,7 million iPhones where sold, but that doesn’t
seem to add up.

According to AT&T, the exclusive retailer of the iPhone in the US, only 2 million units where sold according to Reuters. In Europe, various operators sold in total about 400.000 units of the mobile phone. This means 1.3 million units are ‘missing’ from the total. If sold, these units should clearly be unlocked. Another reason might be that a lot of consumers received an iPhone this Christmas, but didn’t activate them yet as they wait for their previous subscription to expire. However it is not likely that this group represents 1,3 million units. Another reason might be the iPhones that are stuck on the shelves. It seems that the demand for the iPhone is smaller then expected, meaning big piles of non-activated iPhones in stores all over the world.

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