There are maybe 500,000,000 English speakers in the world. That means you're going to get 500,000,000 different perceptions of every sentence. So one more won't hurt!
Q: Do you still think you'll sell 10 million iPhones in the first calendar year or will it be more?
Jobs: We think 10 million is a realistic goal.
To me, the reason they specified "calendar year" instead of "first year" is that the first year ended on December 31, 2007. The first calendar year
after introduction ends on June 29, 2008. Steve Jobs says "10 Million in
2008. This is contradictory; live with it! Perfection is for the Gods!
All of this is totally irrelevant, anyway. If Apple introduces a 3G iPhone in June and that causes increased sales, and they sell 15,000,000 all told in the year 2008, then the "analysts" and half the people on this forum will complain that that's not the same phone, that's cheating, wah, wah, wah! There's no stopping a determined Apple-basher, and there's no point in trying. To me, any product that people all over the world are willing to pay a large premium for, even when that means they can't use a lot of its unique features, has to be called a success, and all of the obsessive numbers-analysis in the world can't turn it into a failure.