Home » Uncategorized » iPhone Sales Figures Hit an Unexpected Slump

iPhone Sales Figures Hit an Unexpected Slump

By and large, most people would say that the iPhone has been a resounding success for Apple, but interest in the multi-touch mobile phone is starting to wane. During MacWorld, Apple announced that they had sold four million iPhones to date, of which only 900,000 were activated by AT&T during the fourth quarter.

This was not quite as impressive as the five million unit mark that some industry pundits were predicting and Toni Sacconaghi, financial analyst, attributes the lower figure to a “dip in the demand for the iPhone and AT&T is piling up the stocks.” Sales have “slackened”, and it could be because people are already waiting for a 3G model. It could also be because other similar options have become available, like the LG Voyager, HTC Touch, and Samsung Armani.

Despite the slump during Q4, Apple still expects to sell 10 million iPhones during 2008. Do you think they’ll achieve their goal?

About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

Check Also


Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.


Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.


Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games


Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...


Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.


No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.