8 million iPhones sold; 10m by end of September

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.

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8 million iPhones sold; 10m by end of SeptemberAccording 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.

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  • Maybe...

    The next 2 million will be fixed and be able to work like they claim they should. Feel sorry for all those that can't use the device like they should and that includes a few friends I know that have nothing but problems. Good luck and hope to see some apologists make me out to be a fool, but my eyes have seen them myself.
    OhTheHumanity
  • I have been plesently surprised

    ... but then again I was coming from Windows Mobile.

    My only major annoyance is the massive time needed to reflash the OS when upgrading, my brother had some issues with his Exchange server but eventually got things figured out (compressed inbox).

    I still think the "killer mobile app" is the App Store, and what is really driving iPhone adoption.

    Does anyone know how many BB and WM phones have been sold to date?
    trippytom