iDay has passed and with a weekend of frantic iPhone selling under the belt, has the iPhone managed to live up to the hype?
Whatever about the user experience, AT&T’s network overload problems and generally decent reviews – with reservations – the sales figure predictions for Apple’s glossy combo are positive. According to analyst, Blackfriars, which has been monitoring stores, claimed that sales should top 500,000 for the first weekend. In it’s daily blog, it said:
“The bottom line: some analysts claimed that the iPhone launch would be a failure if Apple failed to sell 100,000 iPhones during the first weekend. Based upon the limited data we have, we believe that number was exceeded in just the first two to three hours. Blackfriars’ prediction is that Apple will sell 500,000 iPhones this weekend, and based upon limited sales rates reported, that number now looks quite achievable. The only question is whether the demand and iPhone supply is great enough that they might push past the million unit mark this weekend.”
Things are really only going to get interesting though if sales remain strong for the rest of this year and into 2008.-Martin Lynch