Gartner analyst: Apple orders second round of 10 million 3G iPhones

In a phone interview, Gartner analyst Ken Dulaney told The iPod Observer that he believes Apple has ordered a second round of 10 million next-gen 3G iPhones, based on what he’s heard in Asian circles.

“This is in addition to the ten million first generation iPhones that Apple has said it will sell by the end of 2008,” John Martellaro reports for The iPod Observer.

Full article here.


  1. Good news, but the fact that iPhones are much more expensive to buy and to ‘keep’ than in the U.S. would suggest that the lack of 3g wasn’t the only reason for disappointing sales in Europe.

  2. @ think: it snowed here in Belgium last weekend, quite unusual at this time of the year. Nevertheless the stock was up yesterday and on monday.
    But this night my pillow disappeared!

    Coincidence? I don’t think so.

  3. “second round of 10 million 3G iPhones” as the headline states implies 30 million iPhones altogether (1st round 3G of 10m, 2nd round of 3G of 10m, original non 3G batch of 10m).
    The third paragraph of the article itself says it to mean 20 million altogether (10 million 3G, 10 million not 3G).

  4. Odd, but I don’t remember Apple ever saying that they would sell 10 mil first generation iPhones in 2008, just that they would sell 10 mil iPhones. To me that means any version of the iPhone, 1st generation or 2nd (3g) generation combined, not independently.

    I think these analysts can’t read or listen very well.

  5. Those who sit on this forum every day are more likely to be more clued in than any analyst out there.
    Here it comes, the analyst who has nothing to lose if he’s wrong and everything to gain if he happens to be first getting the rumor correct.

  6. @Gavron

    You’re an idiot.

    Only you and the clueless asswipes keeps perpetuating the myth of so called ‘disappointing sales’ in Europe.

    All operators have claimed iPhone the best ever selling phone from launch. You are licking too much anal-ists crap buddy.

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