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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27 Comments

17. DOGIEFRESH

Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 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....!!!!

19. tonyc_42

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 18, 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

20. DOGIEFRESH

Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 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...!!!!

24. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

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

25. DOGIEFRESH

Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

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

26. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

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

16. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 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.

23. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 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

10. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 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.......

12. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

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

14. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 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.

15. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 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

18. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 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.

22. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 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.

5. illallowit

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 10, 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?

21. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 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.

3. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 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?

4. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

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

6. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 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.

7. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 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/

8. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 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

9. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 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

13. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

Do you have to jailbreak ur droid first?

2. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 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

11. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

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

27. cammian

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 15, 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.

1. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

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

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