If we ignore, just for a moment, all the issues purportedly plaguing the iPhone 4 launch and look at simple numbers (like the purported 600,000 phones sold on day one), who, exactly, was buying this thing? The results? Here:
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has moved Apple's stock price projection for 2009 up a whole year to 2008, making Munster's projection the highest price anyone has ever given Apple: $205 per share. Is there method to his madness? Of course. And it has something to do with our obnoxious graphic.
Analysts from Piper Jaffray guesstimate that Apple moved around half a million iPhones in the 48 hours from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Sunday. Besides the big-baller number, there are a couple other chewy ones: 95 percent of SF, NY and Minneapolis disciples picked up the 8GB version and about half were new AT&T
Remember all the fun you had standing in line to get a Wii because Nintendo couldn't put them out fast enough? Sweet, because if you want an iPhone, you're going to get to do it all over again.
Tomi T Ahonen, self-proclaimed "world's leading 3G strategy consultant," unabashedly declares:
A new report by Forrester Research declares that the paid video download market is going to come to a grinding halt in 2008, despite growing rapidly into 2007. Why? Forrester analyst James McQuivey thinks we're going to withhold our credit card numbers and migrate to free content—besides, according to McQuivey,…