Apple Sell's 1,000,000th iPhone
Apple sold their 1,000,000th iPhone on Friday after only 72 days since its release. Obviously the price drop had an impact on sales, but they couldn't have been too far off the mark. Which begs the question, why drop the price either at all or to the degree they did? Many say that the price drop came so that it could be released in Europe at a competitive price. That seems to make more sense than Apple needing to drop the price to achieve a sales goal at this point. It also may signal that Apple is ready to announce their European carriers.
- 09-10-2007, 09:28 AM #2
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June sales: 270,000 (Source)
July Sales: 220,000 (Same Source)
Which means they've sold 510,000 phones since 1 August. Does that make sense? I tried slicing it a couple of different ways:
- First 33 days (29 June - 31 July): ~15,000 phones per day.
- July daily sales: (1-31 July): ~7,100 phones per day.
To get to 1,000,000 sold by 6 Sep:
- Recent Sales(est): (1 Aug - 6 Sep): ~13,800 phones per day.
I'm sure I'm missing something here, but I can't figure out how daily sales on average nearly doubled after July. Maybe Apple is reporting units shipped and they are being announced as sold. Maybe they are pre-spinning their quarterly stock report? Are the earlier sales figures I'm using here completely wrong? It's an interesting claim none-the-less.
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