Monday, July 14, 2008

Big numbers

Via Daring Fireball, Apple are reporting that, over the opening weekend, they sold over 1 million 3G iPhones and had over 10 million downloads from the new App Store.

As Gruber says, those are big numbers...

I haven't yet wandered along to attempt to buy a 3G iPhone although I fully intend to (a task made easier by the fact that I'm already on 02); however, since they seem to be dishing them out to bog-trotting cunts like Twenty, I can't help thinking that the brand is now somewhat tarnished...

UPDATE: via Mr Power on Twitter, I see that Charles Arthur has started laying into the iPhone.
Apple says it sold 1m of its new gewgaws in the first weekend (though have they all activated yet?)...

Well, with this release, you have to activate them instore, Charles, so yes. Whether the hardware will or will not connect to iTunes, etc. once people have got them home is irrelevent: they have actually all been activated.

Further, Gordpost in the comments identifies why Charles might be a little huffy: yes, Charlie reports on Twitter that he didn't get sent a review copy.
hmm. Tele and Times Online both got iPhone 3Gs to play with. *mulls precise content of letter to Apple*

Oh dear, poor Charles. My heart fucking bleeds...

DISCLAIMER: I own Apple shares.

12 comments:

Bush said...

http://www.madnessvideo.net/emb.aspx/video~bush_clueless_about_gas_prices/Bush_Clueless_About_Gas_Prices/People_videos/

Old Holborn said...

http://timesbusiness.typepad.com/money_weblog/2008/07/reasons-to-avoi.html

25 reasons not to buy an iphone

Twenty Major said...

You're just jealous, DK.

Sent from my iPhone

Anonymous said...

I got an iPhone for free. What a pity that I barely use mobile phones....

chris said...

I got the original version last year, and I'm surprised they haven't sent out the OS 2.0 updates yet for it.

Old Holborn said...

I have a phone and a laptop and a 9 inch penis. I'm trying to think of a reason I could possibly want an iPhone?

TheFatBigot said...

I have a mobile phone. I use it to make phone calls. It comes in quite handy at times.

Roger Thornhill said...

I have a phone and a laptop and a 9 inch penis. I'm trying to think of a reason I could possibly want an iPhone?

To call your 9inch penis when it is his day off?

Old Holborn said...

"To call your 9inch penis when it is his day off?"

My girlfriend prefers to deliver the message either by hand or face to face.

The Morningstar said...

I'll stick to my N95, over a year old and still more functional.

Old Holborn said...

Apparently, it won't even act as a blue tooth modem. And has a (laugh) 2 MP camera.

Oh dear. I can pick up one of them on pay as you go for £40 at Tescos.

silas said...

According to Bill Ray at the Register, there was quite a lot of new iPhone users unable to make calls, which does seem a bit pointless.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/14/iphone_activations/