CNBC’s Jim Goldman has written an article casting doubt on reports of a slowing in iPhone sales. Goldman points out that Apple recently (two days ago) reported that they are selling iPhones at a pace of 20,000 per day. This would track to a quarterly run-rate of 1.8 million iPhones. As Goldman puts it – “I find it hard to believe that sales would so suddenly fall off a cliff on a product that only seems to be gaining momentum.” Goldman adds that AT&T announced today a record increase in net wireless customers thanks largely to its partnership with Apple on iPhone.
ArsTechnia and Appleinsider have weighed in on the iPhone “component orders slowing” story. AppleInsider theorizes that Apple is simply executing its typical strategy of getting components from more than one supplier. Moreover, they speculate that the report via a Chinese newspaper could very well have been made to spite Apple in light of the (purported) breakdown in iPhone talks with China Mobile over revenue sharing.
As readers here know well, the editor of this blog believes there will be further Apple negotiations with China carriers including China Mobile.
iPhone Sales Slowdown? I Really Don’t Think So
Posted By: Jim Goldman
Full article HERE
EXCERPT: I’m skeptical, to say the least, of a report originally in the Chinese language Economic Daily News, and now re-printed by Digitimes detailing an iPhone shipment slowdown by Apple.
The story, quoting Apple’s handset suppliers in Taiwan, says Apple has lowered its projected shipments of iPhones from 2 million units to around 1 million or 1.2 million for its fiscal second quarter ending march 2008. Sources go on to tell EDN that lower than expected sales in Europe pushed Apple to slash shipment projections.