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iPhone 4: between 1 and 1.5 million units sold from the first day?

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According to analyst firm Oppenheimer, the Cupertino company sold between 1 and 1.5 million iPhone 4s on its single day of launch this Thursday through the first countries where its marketing began.

These figures are based on 600,000 pre-orders, 100,000 sales in Apple Stores, 50,000 units sold through the Best Buy chain of stores and just over 100,000 units sold outside the United States.

The analyst Andy Hargreaves of Pacific Crest Security gives a layer by indicating that the milestone of two million of the new iPhone would be crossed as of this Saturday.

On the side of the famous analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray (specializing in the speculations surrounding the Cupertino company, note) the sound of a bell reasons in the same direction: “While we think Apple will sell between 1.5 million iPhones in the first three days of release (including pre-orders). However, the actual number of sales is not yet revealing. Currently, Apple markets its iPhone in places where “mobile” consumption is still relatively calm. This will have the effect of increasing these sales figures in the coming years ”.

Analyst Munster also makes the following observation:

77% of sales of the new iPhone come from people who already have a previous generation of iPhone and who therefore wanted to "upgrade". 28% of buyers of the new iPhone already have an iPad. 39% of buyers who don't yet have an iPad plan to get one in the next 12 months. 16% of these buyers come from competing mobile networks AT&T (the exclusive operator of the sale of the iPhone in the United States, note).

Also very optimistic at Morgan Stanley where analyst Katy Huberty predicts that Apple could sell more than 100 million units by the end of 2011.

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