RUMOR: Apple soon to announce 5 million iPhones sold

Citing those pesky ever-present “insiders,” 9 to 5 Mac’s Cleve Nettles reports, “Apple expects to announce sales of roughly five million iPhones at Macworld [Conference and Expo] 2008 in January. Of these, around one million are expected to come from Europe.”

“Apple had originally expected to sell 10 million iPhones by the end of 2008 and reaching the halfway point this early is likely to bolster Apple’s stock price,” Nettles writes.

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple could announce sales of 5 gazillion iPhones since last Tuesday and the bears would still find ways to talk the stock price down a buck and a half.


  1. It’s time to make deals in China, Japan and India. And then, the rest of the world.

    “There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.”

    – Steve “Cathedra Occisor” Ballmer

  2. While I’m glad to hear it, this does suck on a few levels.

    1) Yet another Macworld surprise ruined by Apple rumor sites as I was expecting a little under 4 million altogether.

    2) This is probably spreading like wildfire and should it not prove true, the actual figure might be seen as a disappointment.

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