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During their quarterly earnings conference call on Monday, Tim Cook was asked specifically if all of the bad press about the iPhone 4’s antenna problems was effecting iPhone sales. According to Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, it’s the exact opposite. “We are selling them way faster than we can make them! My phone is ringing off the hook with people that want more supply.”

Maybe even more interesting are the actual sales numbers Apple spouted off for the period that ended June 26, sales gained 61% to a record $15.7 billion, topping analysts’ $14.7 billion estimate. Over 3 million iPhones sold so far and in most places they are still in short supply. (Yeah so goobers like me thinking they’d hold out a few weeks for the white one, but are tired of waiting so said screw it I’ll get the black one, but now there’s no black ones available either).

When asked directly if Apple purposely shortens supply to create a “buzz” around their products Cook replied, “We want to sell as my iPhone 4s as possible, I don’t know where that comes from.”  And hopefully relief is on the way as the white version of the iPhone 4 is slated to become available within the next week or so.

  • ghettocowboy

    not really. Only apple fans buy apple product and they buy the phone when it first became available. And with AT&T restructuring their data plans for iPhoney, I doubt any would buy an iPhoney under plan/contract agreement. So only those that already under the iPhone 3GS iPhoney plan and are eligible to upgrade got the phone.

    I was about to get one to use as a portable multimedia player and cancel after a month but AT&T charges $375 ETF, not worth it any more

  • Vihn87unleaded

    Short supply? Don’t think so. “Antennagate” is the problem why they not stocking their stores with new one. My guess is there will be international delay too. I just exchanged my i4 for a new one(open box) a few days ago but still having the same antenna problem. Will exchange it again when the fixed are out.  yup there’re a lot of “Buzz” but not because of shortage supply.

  • Bozo

    One little misspelling changes the whole meaning of your article … I think you meant to say *a*ffecting 🙂

  • “Effecting” iPhone 4 sales? You mean… as in causing them?!

  • ghettocowboy, the numbers AT&T just released would seem to disagree with you: http://www.tuaw.com/2010/07/22/atandt-activation-numbers-show-iphone-4-dominance/

    “3.2 million iPhone activations in Q2, which is 10 times the number for the 3GS the year before. Oblivious to the noise about AT&T’s network, a full 27% of those activations are new customers for AT&T…”

    The iPhone definitely isn’t the best solution for everyone, but those numbers are hard to argue with.

  • mina

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  • Vihn87unleaded

    My wife just had an iHate U i4 moment.

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