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Sign at Mc Jobs iPhone fast food joint: Over 10 million served in Q4

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Sign at Mc Jobs iPhone fast food joint: Over 10 million served in Q4
While Motorola and Verizon have been patting themselves on the back by apparently reaching an internal sales target of 1 million DROIDS sold in the handset's first-less than full-quarter of life, according to Taipei based Market Intelligence and Consulting Institute, Apple will have exceeded expectations by selling 10 million iPhones in the 4th quarter. Now, the comparison between the DROID and iPhone is not exactly an apple to Apple one as there are different models of the iPhone and the DROID figures are for U.S. sales only, but we include it here just to show you the amazing strength behind Apple's touchscreen device and to show you how big a number like 10 million is. According to DigiTimes, the sales estimate is in part based on a great quarter for the firms that supply chips for the iPhone. If the analysis holds true, it will be a record breaking performance for the gang at Cupertino, surpassing the prior quarter's total of 7.4 million units sold. And while it is way too early to make a definitive statement that the DROID is not taking sales away from the iPhone, Apple has just come through a series of highly publicized ads pointing out what its touchscreen device doesn't do and still sold like Tiara wearing, clueless hotcakes. It could be that the one thing that the iPhone DOES so much better than the competition is sell.

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source: DigiTimes via BGR


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. phoneguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)


The droid has been available for like a month and a half, not quite near a quarter.

posted on 15 Dec 2009, 10:19

2. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)


This story should bring out the best in the iphone droid comments. Where's "get a droid" I have to point out that limited app memory is going to hurt the droid until they fix that but seeing how nice it is to have all emails facebook google chat pushed to a phone (wife's eris) makes me wish my iphone gets that soon

posted on 15 Dec 2009, 11:50

11. vzw fanman (Posts: 1973; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


get a droid! your iphone is gay, out of date, and the homescreen is sooooo boring!

posted on 17 Dec 2009, 10:28

27. cammian (Posts: 27; Member since: 15 Dec 2009)


You are right I had an iphone 3G, and I couldnt customize the home screen or anything, and it got really boring and sorry but I need a keyboard did not like the touch screen texting. After playing with the droid you can do way more with customization then you can do with apples restricted iphone....apple restricts everything and you have to do everything their way.

posted on 15 Dec 2009, 10:20

3. theGodpapa (Posts: 181; Member since: 15 Dec 2009)


Is I phonearena.com being serious right now? Is this article possibly the biggest spew of fanboy worshipping and envy I have ever read on this site. The writer of this wonderfully biased article should be fired and forced to write blogs for the rest of his/hers natural life. The iphone/ipod touch store has a huge head start and these stats are comparing a US device that's been out for about a MONTH to several devices app market that's been out for several years. How much more biased could this site get? You know, everytime the crapple device releases a new app ( which other phones probably had years ago ) you writers report it like it is the greatest thing known to mankind. The droids are releasing up to thousands of apps a week, but no mention of these things to us here?

posted on 15 Dec 2009, 10:28

4. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)


Thats because ur droid doesnt have the memory for the apps Oh that was just too easy :)

posted on 15 Dec 2009, 11:06

6. theGodpapa (Posts: 181; Member since: 15 Dec 2009)


Not enough memory? I have 16 gigs of memory I can store apps on my SD card and with over 200 apps on my Droid right now I still have 100 megs of designated app space internally that has nothing to do with my expandable and removable 16 gig card. Don't say such uneducated replies without researching first. Because you now look quite dumb.

posted on 15 Dec 2009, 11:16

7. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)


What i have read is that u cant use the sd card to store apps on. Has that changed or been fixed? I did look into when i bought the Eris Here is just one quick link i got from google searchhttp://androidandme.com/2009/10/news/google-fails-to-address-app-storage-issue-with-droid-and-andro id-2-0/

posted on 15 Dec 2009, 11:31

8. theGodpapa (Posts: 181; Member since: 15 Dec 2009)


Yeah I store all my apparently on my card...use androzip or astro and just open or install from my SD card. When installed. ..it is using the internal apparently space...but out of the 200 apps I have right now I am using maybe fourty of them

posted on 15 Dec 2009, 11:37

9. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)


If u have a way to do it that is great I have read about the limit on the droid forums also my wife wont have many apps but she will have some and it will help to know that the limit is not 300 or so mb

posted on 15 Dec 2009, 13:18

13. SamTime (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Nov 2009)


Do you have to jailbreak ur droid first?

posted on 15 Dec 2009, 10:59

5. illallowit (Posts: 20; Member since: 10 Dec 2009)


I would like to know what the number of Droids sold world wide is. 10 Million phones in a quarter is an impressive number to be sure, but then again so is 1 million in under 2 full months just in the US. I'm also curious to know if they are only speaking of the Motorola Droid or does that 1 million include the Eris?

posted on 16 Dec 2009, 00:41

21. E.N. (Posts: 2362; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


The Droid just launched. You'd expect the sales to be on the higher end. We should compare this with the Droids Q2 sales of 2010.

posted on 15 Dec 2009, 11:49

10. trentsinmypants (Posts: 313; Member since: 29 Jan 2009)


Its going to come down to NET adds if you ask me. I wanna see how many iPhone users ditched their device for the DROID.......

posted on 15 Dec 2009, 12:00

12. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)


Very few The rumored iphone to vz is way too close i would believe most will wait to c if that happens

posted on 15 Dec 2009, 13:46

14. vzw fanman (Posts: 1973; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


well if you look at the droid reviews on this website a lot, many of them have switch from their 3gs iphone to the droid.

posted on 15 Dec 2009, 15:14

15. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)


well a quick look at the MOTO droid shows about 8-10 iphone(TOTAL not 3GS!) ppl and maybe 5 of them like the droid better. WOW those are big numbers. can you help me with my math hahahahahahah

posted on 15 Dec 2009, 18:07

18. vzw fanman (Posts: 1973; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i don't understand why you're laughing bro. i'm just saying that more people have switched from the iphone to droid than a lot of other vzw phones.

posted on 16 Dec 2009, 00:43

22. E.N. (Posts: 2362; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


People switch carriers all the time. If I was to go to Verizon, I would choose the Droid too, simply because that's the closet thing. It's almost common sense. I'm not sure not many people will go from the iPhone to the chocolate.

posted on 15 Dec 2009, 17:16

16. deschats (Posts: 193; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


i would like to point out the the iphone has been AVAILABLE FOR 4 YEARS. the droid has been out for 2 MONTHS. there is a very large difference. iphone when through three models to get to where it is today. i must admit that it was a very advanced phone at the time of the release of 2g, but its sort of getting old.

posted on 16 Dec 2009, 00:53

23. E.N. (Posts: 2362; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


And that's why the sales keep increasing. And the iPhone has been avaliable for a little over 2 years. And it's still advanced. That's why there are so many iPhone clones everywhere. And that's why everyone phone is trying to be an iPhone killer (emphasis on the trying). Just look at all the app catalogs, capacitive touch screen phones, multi-touching, etc. The fact that Droid lacked multi-touching in web browser was and is such a big deal because now it is an industry standard. And I could be wrong but I think the iPhone was the first phone with visual voicemail and Youtube. And don't use time as an excuse for the iPhone being so good. When it first came out, it was better than all the phones in the market hands down, even the ones that have been around for years like Palm, LG, Windows, Samsung, and Blackberry. It was no doubt the best, and it was in Version 1. But now that the Droid is out, you're basically saying it's not fair because the iPhone has been out two years before. I don't think that can be used as a legit complaint/argument

posted on 15 Dec 2009, 17:57

17. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


Wow see how the fanboys get soar jejeje they can't stand any positive thing about the Iphone. Come on fanboys there's not a phone capable to beat the iphone yet, like it or not....!!!!

posted on 15 Dec 2009, 20:08

19. tonyc_42 (Posts: 61; Member since: 18 Aug 2009)


so give some reasons as to why the droid can't the iphone. just typing in that it can't be beat isn't enough. you need some hard evidence for a claim like that douche bag

posted on 15 Dec 2009, 22:23

20. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


Ok simple answer for an stupid question or retarded statement....!!! Neither Motorola, nor any other handset maker can't beat the Iphone with the same plan, they got to create, invent their own game, that's how Apple did it, creating something revolutionary that nobody has, this maybe to hard to understand from a moron like you...!!!!

posted on 16 Dec 2009, 13:17

24. vzw fanman (Posts: 1973; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


don't say retarded, it's not nice.

posted on 16 Dec 2009, 16:13

25. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


Would you say somthing nice to somebody who call u douche bag....????

posted on 16 Dec 2009, 22:46

26. vzw fanman (Posts: 1973; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


so call him a cock sucker. but retard is not cool bro.

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