Deutsche Telekom CEO: Christmas demand for Apple iPhone may outpace supply in Germany

“Deutsche Telekom AG says it’s possible that demand in Germany for Apple Inc.’s iPhones in the Christmas sales season may outstrip the supply in the trendy handsets,” Klaus Brune reports for Dow Jones Newswires.

“‘We’re not giving out precise forecasts, but registrations on our Web site lead me to believe (the Christmas sales period) will be a strong sales period,’ Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann told CNBC Europe,” Brune reports. “‘The real question for me is whether we have enough devices and can meet customer demand,’ Obermann said.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Mike in Helsinki” for the heads up.]


  1. There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance, It’s a $500 subsidized item. They may make a lot of money. But if you actually take a look at the 1.3 billion phones that get sold, I’d prefer to have our software in 60% or 70% or 80% of them, than I would to have 2% or 3%, which is what Apple might get.

  2. AAPL is down because of fear. But, if its cash hoard is sitting in really bad commercial paper, that could cut the stock price when the word gets out. Who knows what the money is sitting in? Anybody? The company needs to reward shareholders & start issuing dividends, instead of buying sub prime commercial paper. The good news is they can’t lose the whole $15 billion on it. If their cash supply is in fact secure, then it’s the time to stock up on the stock at around $175. But being as I’m of audit background, I’m deeply suspicious of how they have invested their cash. This is probably the major risk for Apple right now, but of course, we don’t know that. YET. So Apple, start paying dividends. NOW. And if your employees want rewards, let them BUY the stock.

  3. Maybe they could fix their plans so “unlimited data” doesn’t mean “limited, with a different limit depending on which plan you sign up for”. Pony up like O2 did in the UK, so “unlimited data” actually means “unlimited data”

  4. Ladies & Gentlemen, AAPL is down today for one simple reason:

    CISCO’s guidance for their next quarter was less than optimistic, shall we say. Consequently, the entire tech sector FELL: That is, IBM, Cisco, Research In Motion, IBM, Google, Microsoft, Dell, Hewlett Packard, and too many more to mention DROPPED!

    AAPL didn’t fall today for reasons connected to irs own business plan or revenues; it fell BECAUSE EVERY OTHER STOCK IN THE SECTOR DID!

    It’s still all quiet on the Western (and soon, Eastern) front, ladies and gentlemen.

  5. @ Jooop:

    “Holiday” is pc and nauseating. It’s Christmas time. Deal with it.

    And yes, I know that Jesus was a jew. And yes, I know that he wasn’t born December 25th. And yes, I know that the pagans used to use that time of year for one of their pagan rituals. So don’t say any of that as if it’s a friggin’ revelation.

    Nevertheless, Christmas season is upon us, and if you don’t like to hear that, I suggest you go hibernate until it’s over, because Christians are tired of taking it on the chin from the Godless.

    And we’re not putting up with it any longer. Deal with it!

    Oh, and, you’re going to hell. Deal with it!

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