Friday, June 19, 2009
Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 10:00 AM
"Apple, which will launch its new iPhone 3G S handset in eight countries on Friday, is expected to sell half a million of the devices before the weekend is over and sales of the $99 iPhone 3G model are tallied into the mix."
The prediction is by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, which would be about twice what the original iPhone did during it's launch weekend but only about 1/2 of what the 3G handset sold in it's opening weekend. Since the change is less "dramatic" than the change from 2G to 3G, and it is only going to be sold in 8 countries versus 21 countries for the 3G, Munster doesn't believe it will surpass the original 3G. But he does note in the chart above that in a full quarter the 3G S will hit a couple million more units than the 3G sold.
Who knows what will happen, but I'd be surprised if it didn't surpass the 500K weekend sales figure. The addition of video has to draw people out don't you think? Or do you think he is right in his estimate?