The product launch needs the media coverage like last year- people waiting outside, that kind of thing. And if it can trounce Pre sales or something like that. It needs to repeat the frenzy of 3G and needs to sustain that throughout the next year. And the stock market will be less than forgiving initially if they even suspect that iPhone demand is down.
Well I didn't pre-order and it seems like I can't- AT&T is sold out and I can't pre-order one from Apple. I'm debating between taking part in the initial frenzy on the 19th or taking a more relaxed approach- hitting up the odd AT&T stores outside of NYC and maybe dropping by the Apple stores around 4-5pm and seeing what it's like. So far nobody is camping out in NYC to my knowledge...
- 06-16-2009, 10:12 PM #27
IMHO I think Apple will have all the media showing film/pics of long lines of people waiting outside for the iphone. Folks seem very passionate about their iphones.
- 06-17-2009, 03:03 PM #28
it's already such a big seller that AT&T is changing their Upgrade policies! I guess AT&T has figured out that they wouldn't loose too much in revenue or that if they did not offer thiis change they would lose customers. Good new for Many!
- 06-17-2009, 04:57 PM #29
First you introduce the new model and offer the ability to pre-order their phone. Then you rely on forums like this to allow passionate iphone fans to whip up support for the impending launch. This will undoubtedly cause some folks to become upset who are not eliglble for an upgrade, but would upgrade in a heartbeat if given a chance.
A couple of days before launch, you release this "heartfelt" press release stating "we hear our fans and we just had to respond". All of the sudden the rules regarding eligibility are changed and ATT looks like a hero....building goodwill and additional 3Gs iphone revenues along the way.
I think I'll be one of those people in line...
Tomorrow I will scout out the different stores and see what's going on.
- 06-17-2009, 07:34 PM #31
However, if there only 2-3 videos picked up by the national press showing people waiting in long lines at ATT and Apples stores....Apple will proclaim this the most successful launch in the history of mankind.
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The real litmus test will be how many actual units were sold versus projected units sold. Of course, we would need to know Apples projections prior to the launch to in order to make an objective assessment on the outcome.
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- 06-29-2009, 12:21 AM #47
I know that launch weekend sold 1 million (pinky to corner of lip). My question was is that a whole world number or a us number only? One o the points brought up in another thread was that the iPhone only outsold the pre because the pre is not available outside the us. So I was curious as to what the U.S. Sales numbers were.
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