iPhone - The bets are on!

Summary:BetUS.com has posted odds on a variety of scenarios for the iPhone.

BetUS.com has posted odds on a variety of scenarios for the iPhone.  I've added my thoughts and comments below each entry in italics.

  • Consumers are reported camping out waiting for an iPhone - 3/1 Almost a certainty.  I can even think of a few on the ZDNet crew who might have to get the sleeping bag out!
  • Initial iPhones get recalled - 30/1 I'd have placed this as nearer 200/1.  Any recall would surely shake investor confidence in Apple and short of iPhones going China Syndrome on people, I don't see a recall being likely.
  • iPhone sells at least 12 Million units in 2008 - 5/6 No way.
  • Apple’s stock jumps at least 10% in value in regards to the price on 6/30/07 - 1/2 Possible, but I'll be surprised if the peak isn't followed by some sort of correction.
  • Consumers pay at least three times the original price ($1500) on ebay - 2/1 Sure, there are plenty of suckers about.
  • The screen breaks/cracks like first generation nano - 150/1 I think that there will be stories of breakage, but these will be isolated cases or as a result to stress-testing.
  • There are mass reports of the battery life being less than the promised 8 hours -10/1 Likely ...
  • Someone is trampled while trying to get an iPhone - 20/1 Nah, Apple users are a gentle sort.  Well, as long as you don't say that Leopard looks like Vista ...
  • iPhone spontaneously combusts - 150/1 I hope not, for Apple's sake.
  • How many iPhones will Apple sell in the first month? Over 1.2 Million Units - 5/6 Under 1.2 Million Units - 5/6 My money would go on Apple selling about 1 million in the first month.

Note:  For the record, I don't own any Apple stocks and I don't plan on placing any bets.

Thoughts?

Topics: Apple, iPhone, Mobility

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