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Apple gives itself a pat on the back

It's been a crazy two and a half months for Apple's iPhone. Crowds of people lined up to plunk down $499 and $599 respectively for the 4GB and 8GB iPhones in late June. Apple's iPhone was such a hot item at launch that over 525,000 were sold within the first three days of availability.

After the initial rush, sales cooled off for Apple's iPhone. Some analysts noted that Apple's drastic $200 price cut for the iPhone (which was later somewhat rectified for early iPhone buyers) was due to poor sales.

Apple, however, begs to differ and today proudly announced that the one millionth iPhone was sold yesterday.

“One million iPhones in 74 days—it took almost two years to achieve this milestone with iPod,” said Apple CEO Steve Jobs. “We can’t wait to get this revolutionary product into the hands of even more customers this holiday season.”

Apple calls the iPhone the "best mobile Internet device ever;" a title that many may take issue with. Despite the opinions expressed around the web over the iPhone -- both positive and negative -- the impact that the device has had on the mobile phone industry and how we interface with mobile devices cannot be ignored.




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Wow!!!....not really.
By rushfan2006 on 9/10/2007 12:17:44 PM , Rating: 0
Anyone who is shocked by this -- just astounds me.

I agree with the other person -- what part is revolutionary about this again?

oooh pretty interface with a touch screen....the UI is slick I'll give credit there -- but again...I'll repeat what others have stated -- far from revolutionary.

And when will people realize the generation in which we live...

the ME generation -- the generation of being spoiled, the generation of massive debt, the generation of impatience....

This more than a little accounts for so many new gadgets (let alone very well advertised ones) move like hot cakes on the initial launch..

it has little to do with how "great" the product actually is......merely the perception of how great the product actually is - that gets the first adopters buying like manaics.

The more sane ones....wait for price drops, reviews and sometimes patches/firmware updates first....

then they buy.




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