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Ten million iPhone mark coming at the end of the year - or perhaps now?

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Ten million iPhone mark coming at the end of the year - or perhaps now?
We knew that the iPhone was a popular consumer item, however the device may have already reached the ten million mark that Steve Jobs predicted at Macworld 2007, three months ahead of schedule. At the conference, Jobs predicted that Apple would manufacture ten million iPhones by the end of 2008. In a joint project by the Apple Finance Board (AFB) and Investor Village's AAPL sanity board, a Google Docs spreadsheet was created to track IMEI's manufactured (it is important to note that they are tracking devices manufactured, not sold). As of last count, Apple had manufactured 9,190,680 iPhones, with the last one being shipped on October 5th.

Should one consider just those numbers, Apple is slightly below the mark. However, when one factors in the 2.42 million first-generation iPhones, the number rises to well over ten million.

Source: RealTechNews

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. (unregistered)


10 million self-absorbed morons served!

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 15:02

10. (unregistered)


Yes, because we all know that those with an iPhone are complete and utter retards who only care about themselves... Yup, You are absolutely right.

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 15:23

12. (unregistered)


Glad you agree with me. :)

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 22:55

32. (unregistered)


and 2 idiots with no good manners spoke up - I bet if iphone ended up with verizon both of your would be one of those self absorbed morons..

posted on 09 Oct 2008, 00:45

34. (unregistered)


i see two open minded people and one fanboy iphone is for nerds who wants to look smart

posted on 09 Oct 2008, 08:55

40. (unregistered)


yes guess thats why one third were bought by verizon customers like me!

posted on 09 Oct 2008, 09:01

43. (unregistered)


No sir. #1 here. I don't have Verizon and I wouldn't carry an iphone if you gave it to me. Thanks for playing though. To be fair, not EVERY iphone owner is a self-absorbed moron, but in my experience, there seems to be a much higher d-bag ratio among them.

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 11:25

2. (unregistered)


who cares?!?!?! its a phone not an album...im sure other phones have sold even more...the razr for example. jeez phone arena hop off steve job's package

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 17:02

16. (unregistered)


I guarantee they didn't sell that many in just over a year.

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 17:11

17. (unregistered)


How many did they sale? Because the article never stated that they sold one phone, much less 10 million.

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 22:10

31. (unregistered)


10 million is nothing to boast , its a normal sales target for any good phone as for example nokia 1100 sold over 200 million units ( world record for best selling electronics device ever )

posted on 09 Oct 2008, 11:26

48. (unregistered)


No wonder america is in the poor position it in today, seems that nobody can read a simple article off the web! It states 10 million phones were "produced" NOT SOLD! Below is the direct quote from the article. GOOD LUCK! "A Google Docs spreadsheet was created to track IMEI's manufactured (it is important to note that they are tracking devices manufactured, not sold)."

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 11:32

3. (unregistered)


These blogs are "hip and cool" hence the Apple love, cause only "cool" people love iPhones. (IMHO only self absorbed nerdy white people love Apple) The real hip and cool people (blacks) like Boost mobile or something ;)

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 13:22

6. (unregistered)


OH NO YOU DIDN"T!!

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 18:43

24. (unregistered)


Well its kind of accurate...I mean affording the iPhone as well.

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 21:46

30. (unregistered)


I'm black and I have the iPhone. I don't love apple at all but I do love my iPhone. And I think boost mobile is for people who still havnt outgrown walkie talkies. I mean seriously, what's the point of having that in a phone? But I didn't even know that they still make boost mobile phones.

posted on 09 Oct 2008, 08:58

41. (unregistered)


sorry people make this a race issue, goes to show people do get stupid

posted on 09 Oct 2008, 09:02

44. (unregistered)


Because drug dealers need phones too, sir.

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 12:10

4. (unregistered)


Do you think that there is a reason why the "nerdy" white ppl have Iphones? It couldnt be that the "nerds" actually put education first, and as a result have the money to blow in on such a weak product!?! Or maybe you have hate aimed at white ppl for whatever reason (sounds like an inferior complex) ....and before you go on with such a stereotypical response maybe do a little research..... Iphone life (a magazine.) showed that both names like Kanye West, and Barak Obamba both own Iphones. I guess Kanye hasnt heard about boost yet!

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 13:28

7. (unregistered)


Actually, Kanye used to endorse Boost. But nobody with millions in the bank walks around with Boost. This is SO not a racial issue. I believe that many people who carry an iphone are overly-concerned about image. It's become the status symbol phone. Sad.

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 14:20

9. (unregistered)


"I guess Kanye hasnt heard about boost yet!" ....That was a sarcastic statement to bring out the shear ignorance brought by the origanal poster. I am well aware of kanye's roll towards boost promotions. :)

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 18:18

21. (unregistered)


Dude, you need to relax. As a matter of fact, I'm a white nerd who doesn't give a rat's ass about your opinions. I was being sarcastic about both white AND blacks. Maybe you should use your "education" to reread my original comment. If you had just a little skill in reading comprehension, you'd realize I was being facetious. The iPhone is JUST a a toy, why so much rancor over an anonymous comment on the web?

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 18:30

23. (unregistered)


LOL when did this become a conversation about Kayne West...I thought this was about the iPhone, haha but then again who would want the iphone

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 19:04

25. (unregistered)


$100 dollars says comment #25 spent at least 20 min. in a thesaurus to construct that reply. LOL

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 19:09

26. (unregistered)


AAAAAWWWW.... is somebody's feelings hurt :(..

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 19:10

27. (unregistered)


lol I take you on the bet. I say 30 min haha plus a dictonary

posted on 09 Oct 2008, 06:53

37. vzw fanboy (unregistered)


hahhaha lol, i was thinking that same thing

posted on 09 Oct 2008, 09:00

42. (unregistered)


I have Iphone and could care less about what anyone else thinks, I just love the phone!

posted on 09 Oct 2008, 09:51

46. (unregistered)


Well watch what you post next time because it may not be a big deal to you but it's many ways to read a comment like THAT!

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 12:13

5. Big Moe (unregistered)


You know, it really does say something about your product if 10 million+ have been purchased. Kudos to the iPhone for the feat. I am a Verizon Wireless customer and would love to have the iPhone. But, I can't stand At&t. In my opinion, Apple settled for mediocrity and therefore the iPhone's full potential will be a mystery. Go VZW!!!

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 15:08

11. (unregistered)


First thing... that's 10+ million shipped. Not purchased. Second thing... it's global figures. Third Thing... The Blackberry Storm is going to kill the iPhone in functionality. The Storm is a true Smartphone. The iPhone just pretends to be one.

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 15:53

13. (unregistered)


I would like to see how many are actually in use and also how many were exchanged. I end user could have gone through two or three due to exchanges. Also how many other companys base numbers off items that have left their warehouse instead of sold to consumers? Hypothetically i could ship 10,000,000 turds all over the world but does that make it a good product and mean people will purchase all 10 mill?

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 13:47

8. jrcrow (unregistered)


Yes..millions and billions served..like Mcd's..great marketing to bring you to Apple! Lol..im happy with my LG Vu n ATT

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 16:42

14. (unregistered)


how bout the fact that it's a smart phone selling 10 million

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 16:56

15. (unregistered)


Its hardly a smartphone with its lack of productivity compared to other smartphone standards on todays market. (i.e. Can't do simple functions like cut and paste.) And it didn't sell 10 million... it produced 10 million, BIG differance! Yes, the over all figures in terms of sales are anything less than outstanding... but in no way the current sales even close to the 10 million mark.

posted on 09 Oct 2008, 00:52

35. (unregistered)


many dont know how a smart phone differs from normal phone, for all the people think iphone is a smartphone go and check few sites like wikipedia when the nokia 5800 released for $390, fanboys have to go and wipe dust on iphone stocks

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 17:25

18. (unregistered)


it is hilarious how many I PHONE HATERS come to this site on a daily basis and bash the living snot out of anything that says Apple on it. If you chose to have an I Phone and love your phone, great for you. If you dont have one because you are supporting the more superior network and 3g coverage, good for you as well. I also work for Verizon Wireless, and I was upset we didnt originally get this phone, it would have caused a TON of people to switch and never ever look back again to their old provider. It was a bad move, but I understand VZWs stance on the whole thing, and if I was in that position to make that decision ( not too far away from it now actually ) I would have had to do the same thing....rejected. No insurance??? Not good at all. Yeah the profit splits off the phone we outrageous but the contract residuals would more than make up for that in the first 3 months. But VZW is coming with the Storm. It has a Blackberry Run Apps Store just like the Apple device. It will have copy and paste out the box, be supported on the nations BEST and LARGEST 3g Network, it will have better resolution and more enhanced web browsing experience. No, there is no Wi Fi but VZW customers who had the Wi Fi on their i760s and 6800s were registered at using the wi fi about 9% of the time they spent on the net anyway since the Network had them covered. Laugh now. Switch later.

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 17:40

19. (unregistered)


Did you happend to read this article on phonearena? Apparently passing on the iPhone may be affecting Verizon more than they thought, and that the Instinct might be an iPhone killer afterall. A study by NPD Group found that nearly a third of AT&T's iPhone 3G customers came from other carriers, and in a further breakdown they go on to reveal that nearly half of those customers came from Verizon. T-Mobile customers accounted for 24% and Sprint just 19% of the defectors; the two combined were less than VZW lost by itself. The numbers may be surprising on the surface, but Verizon's notorious nickle and diming, continued lock down on hardware and software and empty promises of an open network look to be finally catching up with them. The customers have spoken, but will they be heard? Doesnt sound like vzw made the right choice in "rejecting" the Iphone. I guess ppl like you (or ppl "not too far away from it now actually.") will continue to brand the vzw name with justifiable obscenities.

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 17:42

20. (unregistered)


"VERIZON'S NOTORIOUS NICKLE AND DIMING!" lol VERIZON is a JOKE!!!

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 18:21

22. (unregistered)


I agree...I'm getting so damn tired of their pricing. I'm switching to AT&T! Take that VZW!

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 19:11

28. (unregistered)


ouch. one customer. haha go cry about it to ur mommy to go buy you a new phone cause u cant afford

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 19:52

29. Big Moe (unregistered)


I don't think anyone really hates the iPhone. Everyone hates how a good product like the iPhone settled for a service like At&t. I'm sure you've heard the expression, "Your phone is only as good as the network it's on!". Therefore, taking that into consideration, the Apple iPhone may be great, but the At&t iPhone is definitely questionable. Give me an iPhone with Sprint or Verizon Wireless(rather have VZW) and I'l' leave my current carrier for it. Sorry VZW but Sprint has a pretty good network. GO VZW!!!

posted on 09 Oct 2008, 00:57

36. (unregistered)


iphone is good product if it is released for about $300 apple is using stupidity of people to have abnormal profits production all other costs of iphone is about $200

posted on 09 Oct 2008, 06:56

38. vzw fanboy (unregistered)


well you ppl must be poor if you cant afford a cellphone bill ;-J. also why dont you iphone lovers just get the ipod touch! then just use verizons network for a reliable cell phone! lol

posted on 09 Oct 2008, 10:51

47. (unregistered)


i think #42 is talking buying the phone off the shelf not paying the bill , those network carriers putting limitations what we choose , why cant same phone be available in many carriers????

posted on 08 Oct 2008, 23:25

33. (unregistered)


oh~~how i love to watch iphone fans and hater fight comments~~~priceless~

posted on 09 Oct 2008, 06:57

39. vzw fanboy (unregistered)


lol, imagine if there was no verizon, these boards would be so empty. i dont hear any sprint or tmobile fans out there :-?

posted on 09 Oct 2008, 09:17

45. (unregistered)


Actually, we ARE out there. The difference is, we don't try to screw up every single forum with bs propaganda about how our carrier is the best. We realize that it would make us look stupid and immature and that anyone with a reasonable supply of brain cells would see through our crap and ignore our opinions because they show absolutely no objectivity and are clearly agenda driven. I like Sprint because I get great service, a much better value and a better phone. Somehow I don't feel the need to go on every board and scream about it. That's because for many others, T-mobile, AT&T, or VZW might be better FOR THEM. When you refuse to consider that your pecious carrier may not be the best for every person, you show yourself for what you are: a true fanboy.

posted on 09 Oct 2008, 11:35

49. (unregistered)


I have sprint and my cousin has tmobile, and there the best! If you dont agree meet me by bill's pizza place at 8 o'clock, and we will settle this once and for all!! j/k felt that i wanted to get in the thread. (i really dont like pizza either)

posted on 09 Oct 2008, 17:24

50. vzw fanboy (unregistered)


lol ha and theres the awesome ppl like me who dont give a crap! if you read these articles and posts, then speak your mind, dont just wait for me to mention your cell phone company! lol. ive always said whatever carrier works for you get it. you dont have to call me a fan boy, thats why i put it in the user name so ppl dont have to call me it. duh

posted on 09 Oct 2008, 18:24

51. (unregistered)


Nobody knows you were talking to.. Wow! Nice grammer, these are the retards selling celluar serveice to America. No wonder most Americans are ignorant to celular technology. You can thank number 57 for poluting the American gene pool.

posted on 10 Oct 2008, 06:50

52. anonymouss (unregistered)


Who are you talking to? and what are you talking about?

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