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Goldman Sachs sees 14 million iPhones sold by end of 2008

Goldman Sachs said it believes Apple will sell more than 14 million iPhones through 2008 based on results from a recent buying intention survey. The investment firm forecasts sales of 4 million iPhones in 2007 and 10.5 million in 2008. The consumer survey—conducted in the U.S., U.K., China, and India prior to the iPhone’s official unveiling—found that the number of potential iPhone buyers is equivalent to 75% of the installed base of current iPod owners. In the U.S., where Apple ranked as the No. 4 most desired handset brand, 71% of respondents indicated interest in a potential Apple phone. The survey also found that a number of consumers are willing to switch carriers to get the iPhone, with 30% of U.K. respondents and 15% in the U.S. suggesting that they would switch.

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1

this may be true, but i doubt the statistics, seeing as the poll was taken before any price tag was released.

Posted by thewho61 on February 26, 2007 at 4:46 PM (CST)

2

Let’s not forget all those $900 Motorolas, and they didn’t have iTunes, or email or anything- it’s all about cachet, not dollars!

Posted by Cyrus on February 26, 2007 at 5:20 PM (CST)

3

Nope. No way anything could get me to go to Cingular.

Posted by m.s. on February 26, 2007 at 7:18 PM (CST)

4

I’m looking foward to getting one iPhone. These phones look pretty smart, yet complex and simple at the same time, I’m sure you will meet your goal. Don’t forget how sucsessful your iPod was.

Posted by Kevin on February 26, 2007 at 7:25 PM (CST)

5

I doubt the statistics too. First of all, I really doubt all iPod owners have cingular as their cellphone service or would ever switch their carrier to cingular.

Posted by doompod on February 26, 2007 at 9:37 PM (CST)

6

Yes, I doubt the statistics too. It’s quite difficult for iPod to get more consumers with this scheme.

Posted by Atniga Tayadih on February 27, 2007 at 9:21 AM (CST)

7

I wonder what sort of carrier they will use.  I would assume that the phones would be compatible with any carrier.  Sort of like how the Razr is available from pretty much any carrier.

The thing about the price tag is that people who like iPods easily drop $250-$300 when buying a new one.  Most of those people also carry cell phones which also usually range from $150+  If you add the two products together and work under the assumption that the new iPhone will replace BOTH items the pricing isn’t really that astronomical.  Personally I won’t buy one unless I can get a discount through my carrier.

Posted by pyralis on February 27, 2007 at 3:55 PM (CST)

8

Goldman Sachs just loves their own propaganda. They love to manipulate the public all the way to the bank. What’s no longer in your wallet—will be in theirs.

Posted by FahrenheiPod 451 on February 27, 2007 at 11:41 PM (CST)

9

does anyone else thing that the next ipod is going to look a lot like the iphone?

Posted by jp on March 1, 2007 at 1:13 AM (CST)

10

This is bad for Goldman Sachs… Wrong Prediction, totaly wrong by underestimating the iPhone fever now going on in China… That figure is chicken feed when China lays there hand on official iPhone release considering how many the are buying and unlocking iPhone now, not enough iPhone to satisfy Chinese demand today.

Posted by miliky on December 13, 2007 at 5:43 AM (CST)

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