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Monday, July 02, 2007

Apple apparently sold a lot of iPhones

No surprise there. I guess the only question is how many were actually sold.

Apple May Have Sold 700,000 IPhones, Beating Estimate
Shoppers may have bought as many as 700,000 units over the weekend, Goldman Sachs Inc. analyst David Bailey said, twice his projection of 350,000. Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster pegged sales at about 500,000, more than twice his original 200,000 estimate.
Apple sold 525,000 iPhones since launch
Apple Inc. sold about 525,000 iPhones at Apple and AT&T Inc. stores in the first weekend since its June 29 launch, the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday, citing an analyst.
Apple's Opening Weekend: 200,000 iPhones Sold
According to a Global Equities analyst, Apple sold 200,000 iPhones on launch, which if we average the price between the 4GB and the 8GB models, comes to a tidy $110 million, double the $47.2 million box office of Pixar's Ratatouille over the same weekend. Granted, the iPhone costs a little more than a movie ticket, but if the figures are accurate (Apple has yet to release official numbers) it's a box-office smash for Apple.
That last one is an interesting comparison. I recall when Microsoft launched Halo 2 for the Xbox, they also compared its record-setting sales to Hollywood blockbusters:
This month's launch of Halo 2 was the biggest video game event of all time: In its first day of availability, Microsoft made over $135 million on Halo 2, far more than the opening weekend draw of any Hollywood blockbuster in movie history.

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