Monday, September 22, 2014

Apple Sales And Closing Out The Poll -- September 22, 2014

We'll close this poll now, although the data is not all in and the numbers that are in are a bit confusing. The poll is the one in which we asked how many iPhones Apple would be pre-ordered the first weekend, and then how many total phones would be sold in the first 10 days.

Apple says:
Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale.
A year ago, Apple Inc. said it had sold 9 million of the then-new iPhone 5C and 5S models.
The choices in the poll:
  • 5 million / 10 million: 25%
  • 10 million / 20 million: 43%
  • 20 million / 30 million: 29%
  • 10 million / 50 million: 4%
Pre-orders the first 24 hours, according to Macrumors, previously posted: 4 million.

So, one could argue that the 5 million in pre-orders, and the 10 million sold in the first three days (through September 22 is the best answer but it is confusing whether Apple includes the pre-orders). If not, 5 million / 10 million was almost the exact estimate. 

Apple did this in three days. ObamaCare, with all kinds of gimmicks, smoke and mirrors, might have signed up 8 million over the course of several months. Most folks who ordered an iPhone will keep it or flip it for a quick profit; we can't say the same for those who signed up for ObamaCare.

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