Originally Posted by chano
Look, there's nothing complicated about this, ok?
Let's say real sales begin on 1 April. Yes, I know, but don't say it cos it's just a dumb cliché, ok?
I think sales will go as follows:
500,000+ - April - i.e. my wife and daughter and all the other fans, the early adopters, the idle rich etc.
750,000+ - May - still US only, but the positive feedback starts kicking in
1,000,000 - June - ditto, ball starts rolling
1,500,000 - July - world sales roll out begins, higher spec 3G models, me and other hold-outs
5,000,000 - August/Sep/Oct/Nov worldwide sales
3,000,000 - December sales11,250,000 - Total 2010 sales
Low price - starts at the same price as the first 2001 iPod for Zeus' sake! Such a deal!
The running start on Apps.
Books!!! The way they were meant to be e-njoyed. No constraints on colour or multimedia content.
The dream toy for kids.
The perfect device for everyone who never 'got' computers.
The 'must-have' intimate computer.
Stunning, multi, multi, multi-purpose device.
Initial failure rate may be high as too many customers just want to lick it to death.
Not long to wait. Sell the car! I am buying more AAPL.