Friday, May 30, 2008

The iPhone
Mike Rappaport

The New York Times reports:

After almost a year of strong sales that have made it one of the dominant smartphones in the United States, the iPhone has settled down to a less-than-spectacular pace: roughly 600,000 units a month, according to the company.

Apple, based in Cupertino, Calif., had shipped about 5.5 million phones by the end of March, the most recent figures it has released. It sold just 1.7 million phones in the first three months of this year, meaning it must sell more than 8 million phones to reach Mr. Jobs’s publicly stated goal of selling 10 million iPhones in 2008.

I bet you Apple could sell a lot more iPhones if it distributed them through other companies.  I would buy one in a second, but I don't want ATT.  Make it available with Verizon and I'm there.

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