well it may have done well in the land of sowercrout and leader hosen , but sorry guys uk I-phone = I-flop.
as i said just wait , the mark II will be amazing and probably be up to the standard of us european GSM users .
Its very unusual to get everything right on there first attempt at an alien market .
the handset is gorgeous i didn't deny that , the price is beyond belief and for what you get for your hard earned cash is nice ...although you have to part with a little more of it than i would be comfortable .
1 reason people of america are so excited about this phone is, because american had never been exposed to good phones outside of america hahaha
This is the tough reality for the Apple haters :
FRANKFURT -(Dow Jones)- T-Mobile, the mobile services arm of Deutsche Telekom AG (DT), said Friday it has sold more than 10,000 of Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) iPhones on the first day of sale so far in Germany.
Customers bought the phones via the company's shops or on the internet, T- Mobile said.
"The company is well prepared to further meet high demand for the iPhones," T- Mobile said in a statement.
Speaking on television Thursday, the company's Chief Executive Rene Obermann said that its possible demand in Germany for iPhones during the Christmas sales season may outstrip supply.
Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile unit has exclusive sales rights for the trendy cellular phone in Germany.
Sales also started in the U.K. Friday, with Europe's largest mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse PLC (CPW.LN) expecting to sell 10,000 iPhones on the first day of sale in the U.K.
Company Web site: www.telekom3.de
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I have never seen people lining up for the N95, but you see the Apple stores in the U.S. with people lining up at the cashiers with the Iphones on their hands, and they are limiting only two per customer, and now in Germany and the UK, sorry Apple
haters, you will have to eat your liver, this is a VERY successful product, I am bringing back five for my friends in Europe next week, how come nobody, I mean nobody asked me to bring back an N95, and with the low dollar it would be VERY convenient to buy it here in the U.S. , keep on writing no 3G, no bluetooth file transfer and so on
but PEOPLE do not care and buy the Iphone !
Impartial advice :
here is your Iflop
T-Mobile has announced that it has sold more than 10,000 iPhones so far in the first day of sales.
They won't release a new iPhone that quickly - otherwise they will probably be forced into another rebate like what happened with their price drop in the States.
When the second iPhone comes out - it probably won't be until Q3 or Q4 of next year. There will only be a mad rush for the second generation if this initial release totally flops.
look everybody MKII is going to blow everyones socks off, they wouldn't give you every thing in MKI or they'd never sell MKII simple basic marketing that all of us adhere to in incredibly predictable fasion. patients is a vertue......the time will come.
Keep the Receipt that n95, because very soon you will Return it..I had n95 too, i sold it, because nokia made very cheap materials and loose slider..Also, if you follow it, n95 will restart 2-3 times every day by it self..Sorry
tonight the launch of the i-phone in the uk or should i say i-flop , an amazing device i admit i was a complete sceptic untill i held the blessed beast btween my chumbby little digits . this thing rules the cost however doesn't ..... i hope apple come out on top they rule
And by the comment from CPW man below, it sounds like they have already stumbled at the first hurdle - no one even wants to buy the scabby iPhone courtesy of its excessive price tag and the greedy strategy of making it "exclusive" to a single network.
This has already backfired on Apple and it is alarming that their risk management teams didn't foresee the huge demand for unlocking, and the fact that it might, has and IS happening, losing vast amounts of the very one thing they were betting on with the "exclusive" contracts: profits.
The iPhone is quickly turning into a joke - it's the PS3 of the mobile world, only with technology that is as dated as it's overdue name.
There were warnings that the iPhone wouldn't sell well in Europe (lack of 3G and operator autonomy being two major drawbacks) - and it looks like this prediction has come true in the most farcically embarrassing way possible.
Plus, if you think all those people on the news were queuing up to buy an iPhone, you need to look more into PR. Most of them were probably employed by apple to sensationalise and make the iPhone look about a million times more popular than the failure it has already turned out to be - in the hope that sheep syndrome might catch on.
Apple should have studied Tesco's ethos on selling popular goods - no one wants to buy a flawed apple...
Well, this thing has certainly received gleaming reviews...
It should surely be marketed as an iPod with "mobile" features, rather than the other way around? But in saying that, it doesn't seem to do either particularly well.
Plus, some of the "positive" comments about the iPhone sound more like justification for buyers remorse rather than a genuine thumbs up... Is it easy to get a refund with the iPhone???
Plus a further kick to the balls is that the iPhone is digitally impotent (no 3G, texting clumsy, cannot install apps, etc), combined with an horrendously excessive price tag (esp. when you add up the total contract cost).
I can assure you that next year will see all of the big four cell manufacturers releasing similar models - and simply blowing Apple out of the water - most likely forcing them to un-exclusive their contract with O2.
The iPhone was designed for the "basic" American cellular market which is still stuck in 1990s technologies. In Europe and elsewhere, it will probably be about as successful as another American import - the Xbox - was in Japan...
Apple is famous for charging excessive amounts for their main bits of hardware, and even more for tha additional "add-ons" to maxmimise that products use. I think in the mobile market, they might find this strategy will backfire.
I work for Carphone Warehouse...
I have lost all faith in this iPhone, its an excellent device and would have purchased one if it wasn't for the HUGE PRICE TAG... CPW made such a BIG ISSUE about this iPhone, giving us false hopes about how busy our stores would be and how we are going to have HUGE queues of people waiting to purchase the iphone. Can you believe we opened at normal time today 9am and CLOSED our store to the public @ 3pm to change over a few posters changed one of the bays for iphones accessories reopened @ 6:02pm and served ALL OF 2 customers.
WHAT A BIG WASTE OF TIME.
Biggest mistake of Life bought unlocked U cannot update or send anything to another blutooth device except listen music through hesdset. No software nor avail nor expect it . Only ipod with 16mls color and cell worth 600$. I would like to donate to somebody as got fedup.It would take time and frustration for Apple to get Matured as Nokia SE as Google as learned a lesson not to go for GPhone.
The iphone has its advantages and limitations. I've used Nokia, Sony and others and they all have advantages and limitations. When you purchase an Apple product, (this being my first) I've noticed that you must purchase additional items to continue to upgrade the product or enhance it to continue its enjoyment. It's Apples way... Like it or not, it's how they make money. I got an iPhone as a gift. I had to change my contract, give up my discount, and was at first put off for all I had to do to use a phone. The bezel scratches easily, and applications are limited. Nevertheless, it's a good phone. By no way perfect, but by no way bad. Yes, the N95 and other phones have some better applications, but in the US the carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, etc have not improved their network to take full advantage of this. The iPhone is the first major phone to do what it can do with the network it was introduced with. In time I hope other networks will take note of this. Then perhaps I can use all the features on my N95 or some other phone I buy, not just a few. Take the phone for what it is. A phone that hopefully spark an entire new breed of products that will make the competition work harder, and networks work better at giving us,(the consumer) what we really want.
I have been reading lots of things pros, cons, anyway, what about the N95? is there any new model? man it has 5mp camera and all the stuff, i was about to buy iphone but all of a sudden saw the n95 geez!! =)
to trooper ,,thats wat i actually said did you read wrong post????I ve just come back from launch and there were 17 people there mostly women about 30 ish and a 50 year old plus me but others started to turn up as i left,i had a few minutes with it and he qwerty touch keypad is so biddy and on web browsing the colours bland and bleached out but there could be a contrast option dont know dont care..i not that daft to buy it,,its about one months free mortgage £269 plus another 18 months mortgage minus £35,, who does this steve jobs think he is ???