iPhone Sells Out Across U.S.iPhone Sells Out Across U.S.
Despite a serious number of iPhone haters out there (and <i>man</i> are you guys a vocal bunch), it looks like the number of iPhone fans (iPhans?) has spoken loud and clear. The Apple web site is reporting that <a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2007/07/05/iphone-sells-out-of-apple-stores-almost/">only two retail stores </a>(one in Oregon, one is Pennsylvania) have any stock left of the device.
July 5, 2007
Despite a serious number of iPhone haters out there (and man are you guys a vocal bunch), it looks like the number of iPhone fans (iPhans?) has spoken loud and clear. The Apple web site is reporting that only two retail stores (one in Oregon, one is Pennsylvania) have any stock left of the device.Many AT&T stores reported that they were out of stock as early as Friday evening and Saturday. Apple had stock at most stores over the weekend and into Monday, but the percentage of stores that had the iPhone steadily declined through yesterday.
Not only has the device sold out at AT&T and Apple stores, some web sites are reporting that AT&T has activated over 1 million iPhones since its launch last week. Steve Jobs' original sales goal was to sell 1 million if the combo phone/media player/Internet devices by the end of 2007. He gave himself fully 6 months to reach that goal. Instead, he's reached it in 6 days. I don't care how much you hate the iPhone, that's phenomenal. And it will change the industry. Aside from the original Motorola RAZR, which was also a trend-setting device, no other phone has sold so many units so quickly. The RAZR sold 50 million units between its July 2004 launch and July 2006. That includes a number of variants sold both in the U.S. and overseas. While the iPhone has a long way to go to match that number, you have to agree that it is off to a pretty good start.
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