Apple isn’t messing around this time. They reported that they sold their one millionth iPhone 3G Sunday. That is compared to 270,000 iPhones which sold in the first weekend last year.
It took Apple 2 and a half months to reach the the one million iPhone mark last year. No matter how you look at, whether you like the iPhone or not, to sell one million of them in under 3 days is impressive.
yes it is…
This is impressive but don’t forget that the iPhone 3G was released globally on multiple carriers where as the the first iPhone was just released in the United States on AT&T.
There are two figures that I would really like to know. Of the o million iPhone 3gs sold over the weekend, how many were net new AT&T subscribers, and, how many were just upgrading from the first iPhone.
I cannot remember what blog I read this on but I hear that it was 700,000 in the U.S. and about 300,000 globally.
Not sure how many of the 700K were net new AT&T subscribers or folks upgrading from the first iPhone.
Not only did they sell a million iPhones, the appstore saw 10 million downloads.
Mark your calendars, this was the weekend that the mobile industry changed forever.
I’m getting one. Sorry BB, we had some good times.
OK Folks, I am asking this question in all seriousness. Other than the web browsing, which I freely admit there is no comparison between the iPhone and BlackBerry, what makes the iPhone such a great device that you would leave your BlackBerry for it?
the bottom of this article has some good stats on type of buyers, and estimated sales breakdown by country
Good find Todd…
Touchscreen Blackberry not an iPhone killer (not even close)
Posted by Dave Rosenberg
As Apple announced that it sold over 1 million of the new iPhones already (despite the activation debacle), pictures of the new Blackberry “Thunder” have surfaced and so far it looks embarassingly weak.
Admittedly, this isn’t the final version and you’ll never win me over with Comic Sans, but this just goes to show you how much farther along the iPhone is to anything else in the mobile universe.
This begs a few questions:
1. What device will challenge the iPhone?
Considering Apple already has large market share and the walled/open garden of applications it will be a tough slog for a new entrant.
2. If the functionality of a smartphone outweighs voice abilities is it a good choice?
I’ve mentioned in the past that AT&T doesn’t work particularly well at my house, and that Verizon has come through for me a number of times, but at this point the iPhone is so superior to every other device I wonder if I should just bite the bullet and deal with the occasionally weak coverage.
I think No Clue asked a wonderful question. It was one that I could not answer last year when I bought the first iPhone. Other than browsing the web, what really does the iPhone 3G do better than what you can do on a BlackBerry?
I can’t believe so many, like last year, are writing RIM and the BlackBerry off so quickly. All the BlackBerry did last year while the iPhone was killing it was have the best year it’s ever had, sell more devices than it ever has, and increase it’s total market share more firmly planting itself in the number one spot. There is no doubt that the iPhone did well, but, not at the expense of the BlackBerry.
What device will challenge the iPhone? I am going to go out on a limb here and venture to guess the BlackBerry Bold, the BlackBerry Thunder (or whatever they call it), the new Nextel BlackBerry that is supposed to be coming out, and the BlackBerry Javelin if it makes it out before the holiday season.
I think you should turn that question around. Other than having a physical keyboard, what does the BlackBerry have on the iPhone?
The BlackBerry has had a good run my friend, but, the end is near. Now that third parties can write software for the iPhone and it can hook up to corporate Exchange systems, the game is all but over.
And still not capable with Surveillance Solutions to mobile monitor your home or business.
That goes for BB as well…why is that?