- 07-25-2007, 06:05 PM #1651
- 07-25-2007, 06:08 PM #1652
- 07-25-2007, 06:08 PM #1653
Iphones making their way into the office. :
Ahhhh.. The future`s lookin bright...
)--In what amounts to a warning shot at Research in Motion Inc. (RIMM), Apple Inc. (AAPL) said Wednesday that businesses are expressing an interest in outfitting their work forces with iPhones. So far, about 270,000 of the Apple's combination cellphone, music player and Internet cruising device have been sold. A large percentage have been purchased for use as personal phones. But as Oppenheimer alluded to Wednesday, now corporations, which generally favor RIM's Blackberry device, are also taking an interest in the device. "We already have a number of corporate customers that are piloting the iPhone," said Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer. "They have told us they're very happy with the results so far." Also Wednesday, Apple tried to set aside fears that sales of the iPhone, which contains a music player, is cannibalizing sales of Apple's iPod, which is a standalone digital music player. Oppenheimer said there was "absolutely no evidence" that was happening....
- 07-25-2007, 06:23 PM #1656
- 07-25-2007, 06:23 PM #1657
I never said I was analyst...I don't try to predict the market, only observe it.
My statements we accurate at the time they were stated.
The Street is repsonding to the 1M by 9/30 and target for 2008, not the 270K.
And quite frankly, I think are including online orders in that, so again it's high, but not insane high. that accounts for the discrepancy with the AT&T numbers. (my view).
They sold very well. 270K is a rational number, unlike the 2x-3x higher predictions.
- 07-25-2007, 06:28 PM #1658
Cool your engines. Apple is reportedly due to release a patch in the coming weeks, just like microsoft has done in the past with security issues, surur.
From a business standpoint, I would think windows users are quite accustomed to operating systems being completely vulnerable to hackers, worms, viruses and the like by now. Has that hurt microsoft`s sales in the workplace?
- 07-25-2007, 06:29 PM #1659
Observe the headlines. The iPhone hardly features, except to say "Forget the iPhone." This surge is due to Apple's other business.
Apple 3Q Profit Surges More Than 73 Pct.
AP (Wed 7:13pm)
• Apple quarterly profit rises on Mac strength
Reuters (Wed 7:06pm)
• [$$] Boeing, Amazon Pace Stock Gains
at The Wall Street Journal Online (Wed 7:06pm)
• [$$] Apple Earnings Surge 73% On Strong iPod, Mac Sales
at The Wall Street Journal Online (Wed 6:45pm)
• [audio] Andrew O'Day's Money Markets & More for July 26 [4.2 min]
at MarketWatch (Wed 6:44pm)
• Apple profit surges 73% on strong Mac, iPod sales
at MarketWatch (Wed 6:39pm)
• Business Highlights
AP (Wed 6:12pm)
• [$$] Stocks Advance, Overcoming Nerves
at The Wall Street Journal Online (Wed 6:07pm)
• Wall Street pulls off a winner
at CNNMoney.com (Wed 6:04pm)
• Forget The iPhone
- 07-25-2007, 06:33 PM #1662
That was from here:
But I posted that earlier today; obviously you don't read the posts.
- 07-25-2007, 06:37 PM #1663
- 07-25-2007, 06:43 PM #1664
- 07-25-2007, 06:47 PM #1665
To make something a success, does it have to completely sell out in 30 hours. Could it be the apple was smart enough to have supply equal demand?
- 07-25-2007, 06:49 PM #1666
IPhone sales/traffic SLOW and 3G in November-CIBC
I observed this last week at my local Apple store and posted here but it seemed my store was the exception at the time but according to the research report from CIBC it is becoming more common:
"Based on our store checks, we believe that demand for the iPhone has seen a significant decline in the past 10 days," analyst Ittai Kidron told clients. "We have noticed decent inventories at stores, and thin demand at best. In fact, most Apple store visitors were not looking at the device and only a very small subset bought it."
Which is what I saw - nobody even looking at the IPhone but buying/looking at Macs like crazy.
Additionally, the CIBC report says that 3G is coming fast. . .like NOVEMBER:
Given the weakness in demand, the analyst said he wouldn't be surprised to see AT&T and Apple step up their marketing efforts around iPhone in the near future. He added that "checks suggest Apple is actually looking to introduce a 3G version of the iPhone for the U.S. market in November, ahead of the holiday season and earlier than currently expected."
- 07-25-2007, 06:50 PM #1668
- 07-25-2007, 06:53 PM #1669
As for a success, I don't think anyone disputes it was a successful launch
(although not up to the hyped level predicted).
- 07-25-2007, 06:56 PM #1671
- 07-25-2007, 06:59 PM #1672
I would agree with thier view. The local Apple Stores here are not selling as many iPhones as they did in past weeks. (at least according to the person there I spoke with today.)
- 07-25-2007, 08:16 PM #1673
- 07-25-2007, 08:17 PM #1674
- 07-25-2007, 08:19 PM #1675