Vodafone sells 100,000 Apple iPhones in the UK in first week

New Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac. $15 discount!Vodafone has sold 100,000 iPhones in the UK since the device went on sale on its network last Thursday.

Vodafone CEO, Guy Laurence, said in the press release, “The demand from both consumer and business customers has been phenomenal. They want an outstanding phone on an outstanding network and we’re delivering that.”

More info about Apple’s iPhone 3G and 3GS on Vodafone in the UK here.

Source: Vodafone

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lava_Head_UK” for the heads up.]


  1. 100,000 iPhones sold in UK vs 20,000 Nexus One sold in US in the first week. I wonder how many Nexus one phones were sold in the UK. Google is free and open sourced, and it steals Apple’s great ideas and gives it away free to all. Plus, Google helps keep prices low by helping China jail riff-raff that threaten the nice slavings we enjoy. Yay profits!

  2. Can someone from UK opine on this:
    — is Vodaphone the 2nd retailer in UK for iPhone or 3rd?
    — does this sales info translate into insights of pent-up, carrier-specific demand that Apple is not satisfying in the US because of the exclusive with AT&T;?

    Curious to know. Thx

  3. @tc60045
    Vodaphone is the 3rd carrier in the uk, after O2, then Orange. Like other countries, no one carrier has 100% coverage with their transmitters, and also users have their preferences.

    Therefore there is almost certainly likely to be pent-up demand with alternative carriers, as I’m sure in the States with Verizon and Sprint.

    O2 and Vodaphone are the two largest carriers in UK, Orange is smaller. Hope that helps.

  4. @ Deanbar. Expertly answered. As you so rightly point out, no provider can offer 100% coverage but it’s nice that we Brits now have a choice of provider. When my o2 contract is up I will consider whether or not to jump ship; not for monetary reasons but for the best coverage for me personally.

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