Apple: we've sold a lot of iPhone 4s
More than 1.7m, apparently
Can 1.7m punters be wrong? That's how many folk had snapped up Apple's iPhone 4 by close of play Saturday, 26 June - three days after the handset went on sale.
CEO Steve Jobs apologised today "to those customers who were turned away because we did not have enough supply".
Maybe they were just queuing wrong, eh, Steve?
Whatever, the iPhone 4 is officially Apple's most successful product launch, the company said, though if there's no clear resolution to the debate over signals and metal cases, it could also prove to be Apple's biggest PR disaster.
That said, our iPhone 4 shows the same signal strength shifts that past iPhones have - and for that we feel is more attributable to the O2 network we happen to be using than to the hardware.
But we're watching how this issue develops.
Meantime, if you want to risk it, the iPhone 4 is available now - unlocked if you buy it from Apple. ®
1.7 million people can be wrong. Never underestimate humanity's ability to get things very very wrong indeed, PREFERABLY all at once, in large unthinking masses. Think of all the people who believe in <INSERT DEITY OTHER THAN PERSONAL CHOICE/ ANY DEITY AT ALL IF ATHEIST>.
This is not an anti-Apple point I am making. Just stating the bleeding obvious.
And of course, I might be wrong ;-)
1.7m can't be wrong!
Why, just look at approximately 50m England fans telling all and sundry that they have a good national football team!
More unfinished American crap.
Apple like alot of American companies rush out unfinished rubbish onto the market, as early marketshare is more important than getting things working.They can plaster over the cracks of poor product quality, lousy manufacturing by spending big on marketing budgets.
Clueless consumers of course fall hook line and sinker for this, and are more than happy to buy into the hype. The iphone is not a phone, it never had been, it's a fashion statement, however what many fail to grasp, is that every other 14yr chav now has one.iPhone is the new burberry.
I'm all for choice
And if it's your choice to own an iPhone then so be it. Personally I prefer something a little more open and flexible but that's not for everyone, clearly. I won't take a dig at someone for wanting an iPhone but I will reserve my right to take a dig at the iPhone/Apple/Mr Jobs whenever I like.
Product quality and sales figure correlation.
There is none.
THERE IS a correlation between sales figures and marketing budgets however...
Just because something sells or has lots of marketshare, does not automatically mean it's the best.