Scott Moritz, for TheStreet.com:
The sales goal — or so-called whisper number — both internally
at Apple and on Wall Street was a nice round 1 million phones.
Who said this before the iPhone went on sale?
Missing this hugely ambitious target is hardly a failure, but
competitors in the wireless sector are certainly breathing a
“There’s a lot of rejoicing at Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile,” says
IAG Research’s Roger Entner. “By not selling out, it is still a
solid success, but it also proved that not everyone in the country
is willing to drop $600 on a new phone.”
Sure, that’s right — some people thought maybe everyone in the country was going to buy one on opening weekend. This iPhone thing couldn’t be going any better for Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon.
(Via Gedeon Maheux.)
★ Tuesday, 3 July 2007