11.3 Million iPhones sold in Q4?

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11.3 Million iPhones sold in Q4?
Forget about iPhone killers, it looks like another huge quarter for Apple's touchscreen device. According to Wall Street analyst Brian Marshall of Broadpoint Am Tech, 11.3 million units will be sold worldwide in the current three month period. Marshall had originally expected 10 million iPhones to be sold in the fourth quarter, so the new estimate represents a nice increase for Apple. Much of Marshall's positive figuring comes from overseas sales of the device. In France, the analyst says that the iPhone controls 8.5% of the cellphone market and has sold 1.8-2 million iPhones in 2009. French newspaper Le Figaro wrote that the lack of exclusivity was the reason behind the success of the handset in the country (Can AT&T and Apple learn a lesson here?). In Japan, the iPhone 3G and 3GS are the country's number 1 and 2 selling handset respectively, earning the Cupertino based company a 46% marketshare and in the process, knocking Japanese favorite Sharp off the top of the best selling list in that country. The iPhone cut the marketshare of the Sharp W-ZERO3 nearly in half.

The iPhone's momentum overseas might have something to do with the phone's lack of exclusivity in foreign countries. For example, three UK carriers now offer the device (Orange, Vodafone and Tesco Mobile). Back in the States, the usual rumors continue to surface that once AT&T loses its stranglehold on selling the iPhone, the nation's number one carrier, Verizon, will be offering the touchscreen model to its nearly 90 million customers. This could happen sometime in the upcoming year.

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27 Comments

25. icarus

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

What i would really like to know is 2009 I-phone sales only for the U.S. also would like to see strictly 4th quarter sales so we can see Vs. Droid sales. To me worldwide sales says nothing about it's dominance in the U.S. market. You can't say that the Droid had failed against the I-phone when there is no direct handset for handset sales results clevername... love how you call Droid fanboys the worst then go off on your I-phone fanboy rant.

27. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Lol. Yeah sorry to make that sound so biased, but when I just stated the facts it sounded a little one sided. But don't forget, I did say iPhone fanboys make me sick too. I do love both devices and the pre as well, so my fanboyism is more related to smartphones, not just the iPhone. Aside from that, u have a great point. I would like to see pure US sales figures for iPhone. That would be interesing. From what I've seen b4 it appears that AT&T iPhone sales are a little more than half of worldwide figures, so it stands to reason that us figures would be around 5-6 million units. However, I'm not a "sounds good-so it's true" type of guy and I will admit that's just educated conjecture by my part.

23. tflex

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 24, 2008

If i were a betting man, id bet VZWEMP, vzwfanman, and vzwman all send each other pics of themselves jerking off with their droids.

26. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

yup it's quite fun.

22. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

I have realized that droid fanboys are worse than iPhone fanboys. But before I'm ruthlessly bashed by brainless trolls, I wanna say some iPhone fanboys turn my stomach. Most droid fanboys think their handse is so superior. Open yes, background apps, yes(iPhone has apps that run in the background too-the native ones-they just can't be switched on and off so easlily), but contrary to marketing by big red, the iPhone 3GS is faster than the droid. To big reds admission it's prettier, and it has outsold droid 10-1 which is the only stat that matters in business. Sure there's a lot of crap apps. But a huge amount of high quality apps. More so than the entire library of the android market. Not to mention android app still can't touch the quality of iPhone apps that are made well. The droid does have a better camera. And for big rd is the best handset IMO. But even though it was marketed to compete with apples golden child it really doesn't at all. Sales prove it. Say what u want but numbers don't lie. And comparIng networks is not comparing phone features. The iPhone runs on several networks worldwide and I've only heard of 1 other having issues. It runs with 7.2mbps hspa in some countries which droid can't hope to touch. Give both handsets a network of similar quality and droid biggest advantage dissappears.

8. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

I'd love for the iPhone to go over to Verizon! Droid, iPhone, and Pre+ all walking hand-in-hand on America's #1 wireless network! My data speeds are gonna increase by leaps and bounds on AT&T once fed-up AT&T customers make the move over to Big Red. I really couldn't care less if AT&T is #1 in America or not.

6. lolipopjones

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 21, 2009

No... there isn't a CDMA version of the iPhone sold anywhere. I do not know where you think you got that info but every iPhone sold is one unified model. Also, China Unicom is a GSM carrier that people for some stupid reason thinks is cdma because most people do not realize that W-CDMA is UMTS which is a GSM 3G technology........ There isn't a CDMA/GSM hybrid iPhone either...

13. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Actually China Unicom had both CDMA and GSM. China Unicom sold it's CDMA subscribers to China Telecom June 2, 2008. Most of there phones are hybrid. The Iphone there is GSM only and only had Edge Data network available till UMTS was released on May 17th of this year, The Iphone there also has the WIFI removed from the device and still does to this day. So technically both of you are right. 1/4 - 1/3 of there Mobile subscribers are on CDMA EVDO Rev A/B and I want to say C also but can't remember. The Rev A, B, and C work like HSPA does in other areas 3.6/7.2/21mb etc. Main reason china ended up using both is because CDMA can handle 10x more bandwith that traditional GSM/HSPA networks.

5. jundibasam

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 05, 2009

thats not entirely accurate either. Sure, Europe, Russia, and parts of Asia have only GSM-only technology, but South America, Latin America, Canada, and other big countries in Asia also have CDMA and I know for a fact that there is at least a CDMA/GSM quad band version that is sold in South America and I am pretty sure there is a CDMA version of the iphone in China. The quad iphone in South America can't be used for CDMA carriers in the U.S. because of frequency differences.

2. lolipopjones

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 21, 2009

The Problem with the US market is only one carrier is a GSM based network compatible with the rest of the world. Its easy to sell that much abroad when everyone is using the same technology and banding. Basically, the US market screwed itself and its moron blog sites are demanding the manufacture make different models of the phone when they have no interest in doing so.

3. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

The iPhone could be sold on T-Mobile as well if Apple would not have an exclusivety with ATT. There's actually many people that use it on T-Mobile already (to save money I would assume), so many that T-Mobile actually got together a seperate department for iPhone support.

7. lolipopjones

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 21, 2009

they have to make a seperate model due to t-mo being on the 1700mhz banding. Now with the 4g if they can get a chipset that supports t-mobiles banding plus the rest of the worlds then yes... We can see a t-mobile iPhone.

11. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Ummmmmm, there's a ton of people already using the iPhone on T-Mobile and other small local GSM carriers so I'm really not sure what you're getting at.

1. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Droid does... er wait, no it doesn't. Yes, yes, petty cheap shot... but no really.

4. hmcougar09

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

STFU!

9. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

A hoe-va, stick your iPhone up your anus

10. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i hate the iphone and will never buy one. it's old news.

12. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Morons unite, what a beautiful site.

14. VZWEMP

Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Hova...seriously? Once again you have contributed absolutely nothing informative to this site. Your mindless banter about fanboys and immature insults make you look like more of an idiot than anyone else on this site. By the way.....steve jobs and apple inc care nothing about you. If they did they wouldn't be releasing devices every year with minor changes and a different name and charging consumers as if it were a brand new device. iphone/iphone3g/iphone3gs....pretty much the same device. I guess everthing thing I've just typed makes me an idiot though huh?

15. majicc07

Posts: 28; Member since: May 07, 2009

And Vz cares about. You could and will be replaced and forgot about faster than you can leave your mindless and thoughtless banter on this site. You act as if the CEO of VZ saw you on the street he would stop and talk or help you if you went to him. You are a number to them and as long as you produce they will allow you to continue to wear that Vz badge of yours. And one last thing don't lie and say if VZ was able to carry the iPhone tomorrow you wouldn't carry it. If that were true all of you vz people wouldn't continue to mention the phone in every post. And the first guy is right, not sure I see the "Droid" through any other carrier. I see other Android phones else where. One last thing about Apple releasing the same phone year after year, dude if you can admitt one thing admitt this, until the last few months VZ as no room to talk about phone releasing over the years. They may have the #1 network but they have been the laughing stock of the industry when it comes to phones it sells. Up until the Droid they were still trying to sell rotary phones.

16. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

VZWEMP I love how you bitch about my posts yet basically post the exact same worthless information you're pissed about. If you're the "worthless post police" why don't you rag on all your other fellow VZW butt-lovers who post things like: VZW FTW, DROID FTW and stop singling me out. You sir, are a fucking idiot. DROID DOESN'T

17. VZWEMP

Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

yet another insult... clever, heres an idea how about next time you try insulting me without profanity. maturity.....there must not be an app for that. @ majicc07: theres a reason we're number one in the industry, its because unlike ATT and Tmo we dont chase the latest and greatest phones. We invest billions of dollars into our network annually and it shows. That way when we do carry a data heavy device we'll have a network that will support it to its full potential. Last time i checked ATT briefly stopped selling the iPhone via internet in NYC due to heavy data usage and the fact that their network was ultimately suffering from it. and NO i wouldnt carry an iPhone, i have an iPod Touch which sits on my dresser.....my Zune is currently my favorite mp3 player.

18. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

You're a moron if you think ATT stopped selling a phone for ONE FUCKING NIGHT because of data problems. You continue to make yourself look like a complete idiot, bravo for that.

19. VZWEMP

Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

oh yea i forgot to mention that i actually met Lowell McAdams last year. Hes a pretty down to earth guy and hes friendly. So how about we look before we leap majicc07 because you dont know me nor do you know my position with VZW. Youre probably assuming im a sales rep.

20. VZWEMP

Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

ANOTHER post with the word "idiot" in it. seriously what are you 12? oh i guess you didnt see that article yesterday which was CONFIRMED true. ATT briefly stopped the sales of the iPhone in NYC. they coverage in NYC is horrid and even they know that. i couldnt care less about the iPhone. i work for Verizon not Google/Motorola. my company sells service...thats what we rightfully pride ourselves on NOT devices.

21. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Oh I'm sorry should I be calling you brilliant for thinking stopping sales of a phone for less then 24 hours is a result of a data network issue? I'm well aware of the fact you're pointing out as I'm an employee of ATT. I can also confirm for you that the NYC area has the highest amount of fraud with the iPhone. You can quit while you're ahead any minute now.

24. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

VZWEMP, you never really answered Hova's questions. So let me ask it again. What about those other people who post VZW FTW, Droid FTW, DroidDoes, etc? What Hova is saying might be dumb, but why shouldn't he say stuff like that? Everyone else does, so why not?

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