1. anon(13322)'s Avatar
    Impressive! Apple is amazing, you guys! If you don't have an iPhone 3G S, yet, go and get one!

    AT&T: iPhone 3G S pre-orders in the "hundreds of thousands"

    Although some of its retail stores on the east coast have already run dry of their initial allotment of iPhone 3G Ss, Apple's exclusive U.S. wireless provider AT&T tells AppleInsider that it sold "hundreds of thousands" of the new touch-screen handset during its online pre-order process.

    "[AT&T] sold hundreds of thousands through our preorder process prior to the launch, which exceeded our own expectations for iPhone 3G S," Michael Coe, a representative in the carrier's corporate communications department, wrote in an email Friday. "Just wanted to make sure you have this information as well."

    Although Coe declined to comment on whether that figure exceed 300,000 units, the "hundreds of thousands" statistic alone is likely to put first-weekend iPhone 3G S unit sales estimates from many Wall Street analysts underwater.

    In a research note issued to clients earlier this week, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster estimated that Apple would sell roughly half a million iPhone 3G Ss during its first weekend on the market.

    With Apple's own pre-order process likely to have trumped AT&T's, it now appears that the Cupertino-based company will handily sell more than a million devices during the first three days, which would make the iPhone 3G S launch more successful than the iPhone 3G launch last year.

    Adding further support to this theory are comments coming out of Apple's UK wireless provider O2. In a blog post Friday, the carrier reported that by lunchtime local time, it had sold more iPhone 3G S handsets than it sold iPhone 3G devices on launch day last year.

    "Sales are still going strong and we expect to have sold 50% more iPhone 3G S handsets than last yearís launch by the close of business today," a representative for O2 said. "Footfall to our shops this morning was 10 times higher than an average day and our online site saw a 150% increase in traffic."

    The wireless provider also noted that, thus far, the black iPhone 3G S is outselling the white one by 3:1.
    Despite the seemingly shorter lines at the iPhone 3G S, it seems that the early sales number estimates for the iPhone 3G S launch could even exceed the iPhone 3G launch. Apple managed to sell 1 million of the iPhone 3Gs during its launch weekend last year. Unlike last year, however, Apple and AT&T have allowed pre-orders for the latest iPhone device.
    Last edited by nfl46; 06-19-09 at 11:12 AM.
    06-19-09 11:09 AM
  2. BrianW2007's Avatar
    As soon as it comes to a better carrier I will jump on it for sure!
    06-19-09 11:11 AM
  3. dukes011's Avatar
    This doesn't surprise me at all.
    06-19-09 11:26 AM
  4. blopez24's Avatar
    I wish verizon had the iphone the blackberry storm has ruined my blackberry experience. Before anyone says "why dont you just pay the etf and go with att" one verizon has better coverage and two i have five lines on m plan with an employee discount.
    06-19-09 11:28 AM
  5. dukes011's Avatar
    I wish verizon had the iphone the blackberry storm has ruined my blackberry experience. Before anyone says "why dont you just pay the etf and go with att" one verizon has better coverage and two i have five lines on m plan with an employee discount.
    haha. whats so bad about the storm. most of the people I have talked to about it like it. but then again, they were in their early 20's and didn't use it for business or anything.
    06-19-09 11:32 AM
  6. blopez24's Avatar
    haha. whats so bad about the storm. most of the people I have talked to about it like it. but then again, they were in their early 20's and didn't use it for business or anything.
    the phone is great it just the laggy os. I use it for work and personal use but the random reboots the freezing up it gets to annoying. I had a first gen iphone that gave me problems. If RIM/Verizon released 5.0 im sure the phone would be alot better. At least i hope otherwise im looking into getting the HTC Touch Pro 2 when it comes out. unless more rumors come out about an iphone on verizon since my contract ends in september next year but im available for NE2 in may.
    06-19-09 11:38 AM
  7. dukes011's Avatar
    the phone is great it just the laggy os. I use it for work and personal use but the random reboots the freezing up it gets to annoying. I had a first gen iphone that gave me problems. If RIM/Verizon released 5.0 im sure the phone would be alot better. At least i hope otherwise im looking into getting the HTC Touch Pro 2 when it comes out. unless more rumors come out about an iphone on verizon since my contract ends in september next year but im available for NE2 in may.
    ahh, I see. I would get really tired of the storm in that case. I don't blame you for looking into getting the HTC Touch Pro 2. That's exactly what I would do.
    06-19-09 11:45 AM
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