When Steve Jobs introduces the iPhone in 2007, Apple famously set their goal at selling 10 million units in 2008. They hit that goal in October. Now, in 2009, is it possible to imagine Apple selling that many iPhones in just one quarter?
Long anticipated, longer rumored, the iPhone is finally set to hit UK's Orange network this November 10. Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U are both expected to offer the Orange version of the Apple iPhone, though no word yet on pricing (they're looking to "add value" rather than "reduce cost").
With O2 exclusivity ended (but the iPhone still for sale on their network), Vodafone ramping up soon as well, and rumors of 3 next year as well, so UK iPhone lovers will have what US readers still lack -- a huge amount of carrier choice.
According to Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg, Verizon wants the iPhone, but Apple isn't offering it yet. More precisely:
“This is a decision that is exclusively in Apple’s court. We obviously would be interested at any point in the future they thought it would make sense for them to have us as a partner. And so we will leave it with them on that score.”
Could this be the first peek of the 2010 iPhone 4G... the SIM car tray?! If not, could it be for the iTablet? Engadget says:
procured from Foxconn (the rumored Apple tablet manufacturer) and available for $14.05 starting October 23rd for the 4th generation iPhone / iTablet... whatever the mythical host device might ultimately be named.
And here we thought we'd have to wait until next year for rumors like this! Cue the case-maker leaks in 5... 4... 3..
Just bought that ~$100 TomTom iPhone app and have $120 ($199.95 to be exact) bucks more burning a whole in your wallet? What luck! The matching TomTom car kit has just become available via the Apple Online Store! (Shipping in 2-3 weeks!)
Yes, that's $220 total cost of ownership for TomTom lovers, but it's so hard to set a price on convergence, isn't it? (Especially when that convergence now comes in two parts!)