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6.9 Million iPhone 3Gs sold, says Apple

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Oct 2008 23:18 User comments (19)

6.9 Million iPhone 3Gs sold, says Apple Apple has announced today with their fiscal Q4 financial statements that the recent economic downturn is not effecting them as badly as other mobile phone vendors and that smartphone sales continue to flourish.
The company has so far sold 6.9 million iPhone 3G units, eclipsing the 6.1 BlackBerry sales pushed by RIM in the same quarter.

“Apple outsold RIM last quarter, and this is a milestone for us. RIM is a good company that makes good products, and so it is surprising that we could outsell them in any quarter after only 15 months in the market,”
said Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

iPhone revenue hit $4.6 billion for the Q3 2008 making Apple the third largest mobile phone vendor in terms of revenue behind Nokia and Samsung. Behind Apple are such big names as Sony, LG, Motorola and RIM.

With the high iPhone 3G sales, Apple has surpassed its goal of selling 10 million iPhone (1st gen and 3G) units for 2008, and there is still the holiday season to come.

“Not bad for being in the market for only 15 months,” added Jobs.

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19 user comments

122.10.2008 23:46

And just how many of the phones are still on their intended network?

223.10.2008 0:11

Doesn't really matter cause Apple gets their cut whether they stay on AT&T or not. What's the point of your comment?

323.10.2008 0:14

I was just wondering you a$$.

423.10.2008 1:07

Originally posted by r6danl:
Doesn't really matter cause Apple gets their cut whether they stay on AT&T or not. What's the point of your comment?

What the bleep is wrong with you?
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Oct 2008 @ 6:48

523.10.2008 4:04

how come there are no articles about the g1? how come i havent heard any hype over the g1.. tmobile has a really poor marketing strategy.

623.10.2008 6:44

Thats coo I guess, but whuts up with ZUNES new updates? Nice or whut? Havent seen any articlen on at afterdawn either.
Keep yo smart aleck remarks on lock...

723.10.2008 6:51

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823.10.2008 8:42

What's going to happen once everyone who wants an iPhone has one? In my opinion, the iPhone is a fad that will pass. It is a very cool device, I'm not trying to put it down. When the ipods came out, everyone was buying them. I'm sure they are still selling a lot, but I don't personally know anyone who has bought one in the last six months. RIM has been around for a while and they are still selling a lot of devices.

923.10.2008 11:51

i don't really get why people want apple products so much. if it's for music, the walkman range is actually better quality.

1024.10.2008 13:28

I bought my wife one of these since her wonderful coworkers talked her into needing one. I personally believe it is a sluggish piece of crap with terrible battery life. She must charge it every single night or it won't work the next day. If I had bought it for myself I would've taken it back for a refund.

Something else that kills me is the fact that most iPod accessories won't even work with the stupid thing (i.e. modulators, chargers, docks, car stereo adapters, alarm clock docks). But everyone here knows that wives don't listen to reason. I guess fads come and go.

1124.10.2008 13:43
varnull
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I don't rate them either... you can get a better performing chiphone for £120 open to any network and plan you want..

They aren't even very good phones.. today our local iphone owner had to use my grotty old nokia to make a call because he couldn't get a signal on his. Some £600+ over 18 months plan eh... when he can't even use it most days at work.

they look nice and the features sound on paper awesome... but the performance and price seriously lets them down.. especially in a market where a £400 device is outdated and worth £70 in 6 months.. if you are lucky. There will be a lot of these on the market in 6 months.. and I expect to see a second hand trade price around £40

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Oct 2008 @ 13:57

1225.10.2008 1:05

While I dont like the iPhone either I doubt the second hand price will drop drastically. Especially not in America. You would be surprised to see how well Apple products retain value compared to gadgets from other companies.

1325.10.2008 2:47

Its a fad that fools buy into, and iphone fails at being a smartphone.

Personally, i think Openmoko's Neo FreeRunner will destroy the iphone.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 Oct 2008 @ 2:55

1426.10.2008 21:29

I want phone that do Native GPS with built in maps. I want it on Verizon work best in my area. Wireless and able to activate it without data plan.

1526.10.2008 21:49
varnull
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Then you want a Nokia N80 with tomtom ;)... But WTF does that have to do with Apples latest overpriced "lifestyle" (cappucino drinking yuppie smegheads) device?

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Oct 2008 @ 21:51

1626.10.2008 22:38

Isn't the HTC Touch Pro coming out on Verizon.

171.11.2008 4:46

Originally posted by varnull:
they look nice and the features sound on paper awesome... but the performance and price seriously lets them down..
That's the impression I got. Like the old "Newtons" in a way. I'm even led to believe that the picture quality isn't that great. Is there any truth to the rumour that $ony intend to combine the PSP and a phone together?
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Nov 2008 @ 4:48

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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182.11.2008 17:13

I love my iPhone 3G.

192.11.2008 17:56

I'm glad.

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