Report: O2 sells 190,000 Apple iPhones in UK in first 8 weeks

The Financial TImes is reporting that “people familiar with the situation” told them that O2’s total Apple iPhone sales in the UK for the first eight weeks was about 190,000. That’s an average of 3,400 UK iPhone sales per day over the first 8 weeks.

O2 said shortly before the iPhone’s UK launch that it expected handset sales of 200,000 in the first two months.

O2 declined to comment on the sales figures but said it was “delighted with the response to the iPhone, which has seen unprecedented levels of customer satisfaction,” FT reported.

The Apple iPhone was O2’s fastest-selling handset “by a significant margin,” according to the report.

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dirty Pierre le Punk” for the heads up.]

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19 Comments

  1. So 190,000 units in 56 days. 2 months is 60 days, 4 days more. 4 x 3400 is an extra 14400.

    That’s roughly 204,400 in 2 months, over expectations.

    So why are so many media outlets spinning this as UK sales being below expectations?

  2. Z.T.,

    “Can I have a day off for Steve Ballmer’s birthday?”

    What kind of MicroSoft fan are you Zuney? A real Ballmer buff would know that he doesn’t have a birthday. He has birthdays. Plural.

    He was so big it took his momma three full days to get all of him through her portal. Hence, his birthdays span a 72 hour period. After seeing what she had brought into the world she told the doctor to keep the placenta and throw his ugly butt out. The doctor was sorely tempted, but knew that monkey boy wouldn’t fit in a standard garbage can. This was before dumpsters.

    So, in reality, you want THREE days off. And you have the nerve to castigate our poorly payed and overworked public employees!
    For shame!

  3. “That’s roughly 204,400 in 2 months, over expectations.

    So why are so many media outlets spinning this as UK sales being below expectations?”

    Possibly because the 190,000 figure is based on the same sales window as the 200,000 estimate as opposed to your wack calculations?

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