updated 03:40 pm EDT, Thu July 5, 2007
Sold between 200-700k
Writing for TheStreet, Scott Moritz claims that the sales goal -- or so-called whisper number -- both internally at Apple and on Wall Street was 1 million phones. Instead, analysts estimate somewhere between 200,000 and 700,000 iPhones were sold through July 3rd. "There's a lot of rejoicing at Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile," says IAG Research's Roger Entner. "By not selling out, it is still a solid success, but it also proved that not everyone in the country is willing to drop $600 on a new phone. Still, analysts predict that AT&T could take about 2.6 million customers from its rivals. We previously reported that AT&T sold out of its initial iPhone stock in a few hours, and that iPhone sales shattered previous AT&T sales records.