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Apple to build 40+ million iPhones through August 2009?

Apple is planning to build between 40 and 45 million iPhone 3Gs between now and August 2009, according to a BusinessWeek report. Citing a person familiar with the company’s plans, the report says that Apple boosted its production plans — they had expected to build 30 million in 12 months — due to stronger than expected initial sales. To be able to reach that number, the article suggests, Apple will need to continue its international rollout, avoid component supply constraints, and address performance complaints. Needham & Co. analyst Charlie Wolf adds that the company will also need to work on cutting down the time it takes to purchase and activate the phone. “The physical process of activating the phone is the bottleneck,” Wolf says.

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“Apple to build 40+ million iPhones through August 2009?”

Will any of them be built correctly?

Just a joke people, chill… :)

Posted by Dale Reeck on August 22, 2008 at 2:21 PM (CDT)


Thats a relief, since here’s hoping that no newer model of the iPhone would crop up before Aug 2009. New products from Apple = hysteria. At least for me… for the time being I can relish my baby in peace !

Posted by SC on August 22, 2008 at 2:34 PM (CDT)


and i was waiting for a 3rd gen.

Posted by junele on August 22, 2008 at 4:39 PM (CDT)


Apple hit the jackpot with the step in the portable device area like iPod and iPhone. I said before that I’m stunned that Microsoft did not see this profitable area. Indeed Microsoft tried to bounce-back with a device like ZUNE.

But my friends,... we have to admit, that even when there are issues with the devices at times, the integration of the iPhone or iPod in our daily life is on a high level.

I mean school integrating these devices in their learning part; AirPorts and planes are getting equiped to support iPod/iPhones; Cars get equiped from the manufacturer. .... and here is ME, I can access my server as If I’m actl. sitting in front of it; I can view my webcams at home; With a vew clicks I can get to my bank account; .... and all with my iPhone3G.

Of course there are problems with each device. I callled mine SUSIE,.. (that was a little j/k my female friends ;) )

On the bottom line. ... Apple did good and it showes that APPLE is looking for new ideas and I wonder what else they have up their sleeve.

Posted by dennis on August 24, 2008 at 11:11 AM (CDT)

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