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AT&T: iPhone 3G Sales Are Skyrocketing

Posted by: Olga Kharif on July 23, 2008

Apple’s exclusive iPhone reseller in the U.S., AT&T, just reported its second-quarter results this morning. And on the conference call with investors, CFO Rick Lidner said that the new iPhone 3G has sold double the number of units of the original iPhone in the last few days of the quarter. “We couldn’t be more thrilled with the initial response to the iPhone 3G,” Lidner said.

Does this mean Apple will sell double the number of iPhones this year than it sold back in 2007? I’ve certainly talked to people who think so. Time will tell, but so far, so good.

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yanni raz

July 23, 2008 10:56 AM

Stimulus Package "Deja vu", Not really!

As the brains of our economy continue to brainstorm how to get us out of the mess the real estate market first got us in and now high gas prices and a declining economy over all, the easy way out seems to be again an economic stimulus package.

Not so fast, not again.

First- president bush opposes it.
Second- according to the experts, only 20 percent of the people who got stimulus package number one said the rebate led them to spend more and the rest, well it seems that the rest just took the money and put it into their savings account.
Economic stimulus package number one was suppose to get our slow economy going, by then president bush had not heard of a 4 dollar a gallon of gasoline.
By now that's old news and as he put it on he's own words "he's heard of it now".
Well now mr president, one gallon of gas almost hits the 5 dollar mark have you heard of it?
Anyhow, the 100 billion dollars in checks that circulated among many americans ($600.00 for singles and $1,200.00 for couples) apparently didn't help.
The money went out on time and gas prices went up just on time as well.
With gas prices, food prices also went up.

Isn't that how it usually works?
Gas prices go up and everything goes up, after all business have to make up for the extra expenses and they just pass the check onto us.
Here's an idea!
How about lowering the tax on gasoline?
Do we really know how much money we pay on gas taxes in the U.S?
Aren't this taxes imposed by our government, well maybe our government can really give a stimulus to our morale and lower the taxes we pay on gas prices.
A lower tax in gasoline prices will stimulate business and consumers, it's not rocket science!
A quote by wikipedia: "Fuel taxes in the United States vary by state. For the first quarter of 2008, the average state gasoline tax is 28.6 cents per US gallon, plus 18.4 cents per US gallon federal tax making the total 47 cents per US gallon"


July 29, 2008 11:21 AM

Of course Apple iPhone will sell more than double than last year. The 3G iPhone launch has only started. 50 more countries have not launched the iPhone yet. With a low price of $199, who would not want it. The datafeed cost is not an issue. AT&T's $70 plan is cheaper than Sprint's $99.99 plan for 3G smartphones. 20 more countries will launch the iPhone in the middle of August 2008.

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