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Apple still planning on iPhone sales reaching 10 million this year

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 28 Feb 2008 0:37 User comments (4)

Apple still planning on iPhone sales reaching 10 million this year Although they're not saying yet, it appears that Apple's strategy to meet their lofty sales goal of 10 million iPhones (from launch to the end of this year) involves looking to the business community. The company appears to be betting that they can make a serious run at consumers who might otherwise choose a Blackberry from rival Research In Motion (RIM).
They also appear to be banking on the popularity of the third party software that will be officially possible once a SDK is released next month. Although it's already possible to write and install software on the iPhone, it currently requires a procedure called "jailbreaking," which isn't supported (or even condoned) by Apple.

"Apple has understood the importance of local applications and they are responding to that, and it will help them sell more iPhones," said Tim Bajarin, principal analyst of Creative Strategies.


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4 user comments

128.2.2008 7:59
vinny13
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the released SDK will make them a lot of money...

228.2.2008 19:34

10 Million is that it...Nice motivational booster there.

320.4.2008 17:37

Originally posted by DXR88:
10 Million is that it...Nice motivational booster there.
All thier doing is setting a goal and yes they will achieve it and the fact is how many will they beat their mark by.

420.4.2008 22:37

Quote:
Originally posted by DXR88:
10 Million is that it...Nice motivational booster there.
All thier doing is setting a goal and yes they will achieve it and the fact is how many will they beat their mark by.

Haha, you think so too. well will see aboot that.

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