8 million iPhones sold; 10m by end of September

Summary:According to a piece at Fortune's Apple 2.0 blog Apple has sold 8 million iPhones to date.

8 million iPhones sold; 10m by end of September
According to a piece at Fortune's Apple 2.0 blog Apple has sold 8 million iPhones to date. But that's not an official stat from Apple, it's an approximation based on collected International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) numbers.

A joint project of AFB and Investor Village’s AAPL Sanity board have been collecting iPhone IMEI numbers and recording them on a big Google speadsheet here.

According to the IMEIs Apple has manufactured at least 5,649,000 iPhone 3Gs. When you add to that the 2.4 million first-generation iPhones that Apple reported selling in the first six months of 2008, you get a total of more than 8 million iPhones.

With Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn turning out more than 800,000 units per week, Apple appears to be on a pace to build its 10 millionth iPhone before the end of September.

Topics: Legal, Apple, Browser, Enterprise Software, Hardware, iPhone, Mobility, Networking, Wi-Fi

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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