- 07-05-2007, 04:15 AM #26
- 07-05-2007, 04:27 AM #27
There are also a lot of people that are now just placing their orders because they wanted to wait for the first user-reviews and/or see it first hand before diving in and that number might even be a bigger surprise.
- 07-05-2007, 04:47 AM #28
- 07-12-2007, 11:58 AM #29BASKING RIDGE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lightspeed Research, a leading global interactive data solutions provider, surveyed 39,000 people on its U.S. online panel in the days following the launch of the Apple iPhone on the 29th June.
Thirty-two percent of those who do not currently own an iPhone stated that they do intend to purchase one, with 8% planning to purchase in the next 3 months and 22% planning to purchase some time in the future.
Not quite sure what the 8% is 8% of exactly; 8% of the US population would be ~24 million, 8% of phone US users would be ~16 million. *If* sales over the next three months were anything like that the iPhone would be an astonishingly popular device.
Those sort of numbers are in Nokia 1100 territory:
- 07-12-2007, 12:41 PM #30
I'll believe these numbers when I see them in people's hands in the wild.
I have seen two since the 29th, and I am out frequently, all over Apple-land.
Either they are awaiting online shipment, or keeping them hidden.
I'm sure they are selling a lot...I just want to see it floating around like when the RAZR flushed the markets - everyone and thier dog had one.
- 07-12-2007, 12:48 PM #31
- 07-12-2007, 02:13 PM #32
- 07-12-2007, 03:19 PM #33
- 07-19-2007, 08:48 AM #34
iPhones seen in the wild.
- 07-22-2007, 09:42 PM #35
- 07-23-2007, 07:32 AM #36
- 07-23-2007, 12:07 PM #37
In the duke stories they reported only 2 people using them.
Anyway, I've now seen one other person using one, at the bar in Alexander's in Cupertino.
Still, not as many sightings as i'd expect given the lines i saw wrapped around the at&t and apple stores out here.
- 07-23-2007, 12:39 PM #38
- 07-23-2007, 01:17 PM #39
- 07-23-2007, 01:36 PM #40
- 07-23-2007, 01:38 PM #41
- 07-23-2007, 01:41 PM #42
I apologize. In one of the stories I read, they discussed two iphones causing the problem, but didn't cite the number "registered on the network."
However, I call BS on that number. Remember, these are the same clowns who thought a single (or 2) iphones were bringing down their network, only to change their minds a week later.
I'm a huge iphone fan, and I believe a million have been sold, but I do not believe 150 of them are at Duke University during their summer break.
- 07-23-2007, 01:55 PM #43
I admit that I have always had that setting on and do not know how turning it off would effect its behavior. However, the default is "off."
Now suppose that one is on a campus with mesh open Wi-Fi and with the setting "off." The phone might register with WAPs, one after another, as one walks across the campus. Suppose that there are 100 phones doing that. Suppose that the network operators have not anticipated that kind of behavior. Under such a scenario, one can imagine a net storm.
- 07-23-2007, 02:01 PM #44
- 07-24-2007, 09:26 AM #45
Some actual sales numbers (well activation numbers anyway):
Included in the wireless figures are two days of sales of Apple Inc.'s new iPhone, launched June 29. In that time, AT&T activated 146,000 iPhone subscribers, with more than 40 percent of them new customers.
Makes the estimate of 700 000 in three days seem a bit wide of the mark.
- 07-24-2007, 09:56 AM #46
- 07-24-2007, 10:07 AM #47