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US sees most of first iPhone run, Japan follows

updated 12:50 am EDT, Wed August 6, 2008

US sees most iPhones

The first million iPhones to be sold have seen the most distribution in the United States, capturing over 600,000 units sold, with Japan, Germany, and France following closely behind, making up for 81-percent of the million. Medialets reveals that, while the device saw excellent market penetration in all markets (between 0.33-percent and 0.45-percent, with the US at 1.07-percent), Canadian wireless provider Rogers Wireless saw a mere 0.27-percent, most likely due to activation issues across the entire country at launch.

In terms of overall carrier sales, AT&T again led the pack, with T-Mobile, Orange and Softbank following with 89-, 77-, and 70-thousand units, respectively.

Medialets states that this data is only from the first three days of sales, and that the last two weeks have yet to be considered.

by MacNN Staff





  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Well, Roger's also sucks!

    That could be why they sold so little. And widespread reporting of the excessive fee's Rogers charges here in Canada, with much less reporting of their temporary offer of a slightly lower data rate also didn't help.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969



    In my opinion Rogers completely fumbled this one. Between the time of the announcement of the iPhone in Canada and its release, we heard nothing from Rogers as far as promotion. It didn't even figure on their web site 'til it was available.

    Needless to say their rates are way too high.

    This silly limited time discount means nothing. It's too little too late.

    I think Rogers is driving more Canadians to other options. I think I'm going to get an iPod Touch instead of an iPhone.

    I was going to get an iPhone, so I waited. Now that it's available, I'm opting out. In one part because Rogers is too expensive and in another part because I just couldn't give my money to such a horrible company. I've dealt with them before and they are awful at every turn. Penny pinchers.

    I am going to wait for the next revision of the iPod Touch. Hopefully, it will have GPS.

  1. Athens

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Rogers suck

    But Telus is the worst of them all!

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