Tag: iPhone sales

Has Apple sold its 500 millionth iPhone?

It appears that Apple may have recently sold its 500 millionth iPhone. News of the milestone, which will likely be touted by Apple during their next earnings report in April, was first noticed by Forbes earlier this week. Here's how the data all comes together. At the beginning of Apple's most r...

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AT&T activates 1 million iPhone 4S handsets

Continuing in the vein of record iPhone launches stories, AT&T has announced it has activated more than 1 million iPhone 4S handsets as of Tuesday. They say that makes it the most successful launch in the company's history, which might explain why some customers experienced activation delay...

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Android is taking the smartphone market, but don't panic just yet

To read all the latest internet posts, the iPhone is all but dead, succumbing to the onslaught of Android phones being bought by customers in massive numbers. ComScore, who watches mobile use very carefully, pretty much says Android is rapidly eating away at the iPhone market share. It's enough to m...

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Android OS pulls ahead of Apple in smartphone market

It's not a stunning surprise, but the Android OS has knocked Apple out of the number 2 slot and slid just behind RIM. Market Researcher NPD says first quarter sales give RIM (Blackberry) 36% of OS sales. Android has 28. These percentages are only smartphone numbers and do not include the iPod ...

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iPhone controls 46% of Japanese smartphone market

Impress Corporation of Japan is reporting that Apple now controls almost half the smartphone market in Japan with over 3 million iPhones sold to date. Keep in mind, it has taken the iPhone little more than a year to accomplish this. Impress reasons that the major shift towards the iPhone is becau...

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China Unicom's dismal iPhone sales

Two weeks into official iPhone sales, China Unicom has sold only 5 units* through the online retailer Taobao.com according to PCWorld. China Unicom sells iPhones through its own site, but doesn't share sales figures. Still, PCWorld reports, Taobao.com is the country's largest e-commerce site, and ha...

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App Store performing well in China despite hindrances

Last August, China Unicom Ltd (CHU) announced a 3-year partnership to officially bring the iPhone to China. As predicted in July, the CHU's iPhone is sold with Wi-Fi disabled, in accordance with the Golden Shield Project. Additionally, 3GS hardware is still unavailable in China. Despite these hin...

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iPhone 3GS ranked #1 in cellphone sales in Japan... for now.

TG Daily (via Fortune) is reporting that Japanese market research company BCN's latest rankings of cellphone sales in Japan are showing that Apple's smartphone is the the current market leader in that country. I did a quick check at BCN this afternoon while writing this post, and the iPhone 3GS 32GB...

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iPhones still selling like hotcakes?

Despite the notable backlash at some of Apple's questionably-nefarious corporate agendas recently, Blackfriars' Marketing blog notes that iPhones are still selling rather well - and that stock is low in a dozen or so stores. GigaOM is also reporting people are causing noticeable queues at silly hour...

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iPhone was the best selling smartphone in July

Numbers released by iSuppli show that the iPhone outsold all smartphones in the month of July. Further, it outsold all "feature phones" with the exception of the LG Chocolate (which it tied). All told the iPhone represented 1.8% of handsets sold in the US in July. The numbers breakdown also show tha...

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