Orange sells over 90,000 Apple iPhones in France in first two months

“France Telecom SA’s Orange brand has sold about 90,000 of Apple Inc’s iPhone handsets in France, the head of Orange France division said Wednesday,” Jethro Mullen reports for Dow Jones Newswires.

“‘We’re at around 90,000,’ Louis-Pierre Wenes told a press conference. ‘It’s progressing as expected,’ he added,” Mullen reports.

MacDailyNews Take: Orange began selling Apple iPhone in France on November 29, 2007.

Full article here.

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


  1. France has population of roughly 65 million (about less than a quarter of the US). If we extrapolate the numbers, the 90,000 iPhones in France would be equivalent to about 400,000 devices in the US (200,000 per month).

    Is this good or bad?

  2. In Europe the iPhone needs 3G to succeed. Apple have to start understanding the world outside of the USA. What works there doesn’t always work elsewhere, so taking the usual one size fits all attitude to their product line and basing on the lowest common denominator is going to cost them sales when it comes to phones.

  3. I get the biggest laugh when reading all the “what Apple must do to be successful is …”.


    If you have designed, manufactured, marketed, and sold 4,000,000 of anything, please blather on – you’ve earned the right to do so.

    If you have ever said “what Apple needs to do to be successful is …”, please give Laura a call. She recognizes genius when she finds it.

  4. Hmm, France has 64 million people, the US has 303 million. That’s less than a fifth of the US population, yet I see no population figures in your post, Basil. So how do you get a per person “rate”? Yes, it’s 1/3 the sales figures perhaps, but at less than 1/5th the population, I’d say France is selling pretty well at one third the “monthly” rate of US sales!

  5. When exactly will this bloodbath take place? You know, the one thyet MDN advocates.

    Nokia will sell almost half a BILLION phones next year worldwide, but lets talk about this upcoming iPhone bloodbath shall we? ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  6. Apple have to start understanding the world outside of the USA.

    Apple is an international company and has been selling products abroad for thirty years Dave… when you finally leave high school and get out to see the world around you, you may figure that out.

    In the mean time Apple’s iPhone sales will continue to gather momentum and when the time is right for 3G, Apple will bring it, k?

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