Apple Inc. Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer spoke today at the 2008 Morgan Stanley Technology Conference.
• Apple plans 35 to 40 additional Apple Retail Stores in 2008 with approximately 50% of those in international markets.
• Apple stores slated for Beijing, Australia, and Canada, among others in 2008.
• Off to a great start with the iPod touch.
• Apple does not view iPod market as being saturated. 40% of iPods sold in U.S. were to people buying their first iPod which is not indicative of a saturated market.
• Apple Retail Stores sold over 500,000 Macs in the Dec. quarter. More than half of those were to people new to Macintosh.
• 600 Best Buys will be carrying Mac by late summer/early fall 2008.
• Unlocked iPhones are “a positive indicator of future demand” for the company’s revolutionary device.
• Reiterated that the company is “confident” it will meet its goal to sell 10 million iPhones in 2008.
• Apple will begin selling iPhone in China and in more European countries in 2008.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]