AT & T has sold more than 200,000 Apple iPhone last 12 hours and said he saw a “special request” gadgets on the day before his death, co-founder Steve Jobs and Apple. The iPhone was posted on Tuesday, 4S, and when disappointed fans who expected a revolutionary design, after a waiting period of 15 months.
But Wall Street analysts are betting that the improvement of hardware and software, including software for voice recognition, critical acclaim, drawing buyers. AT & T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint began taking online orders in the U.S., the unit on Friday.
Comparisons are difficult because the iPhone is one of the three mobile operators. Last year, AT & T is the only company in the phone. However, the previous generation of smart phones iPhone 4 phones in the history of Apple sold 1.7 million units sold in the first three days.
Estimates vary, but some analysts expect that Apple sells iPhones in the quarter 27-28000000 October to December. The newest iPhone hit shelves worldwide 14 October, 4S. Opens in a critical moment for Apple.
Android-based Google Inc. – such as Samsung <005930.KS> Galaxy – has increased the competition as the new CEO, Tim Cook to take control.
Jobs, who died Wednesday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer has the highest office in Cook, in August. Some analysts argue that people try to remember the legacy of the founders of the Apple icon in the iPhone last year in his life, giving it a shot in the sale.
Apple was not immediately for comment. IPhone sales sprint road was not mentioned during the press conference on Friday in spring are not related. Apple parts remained stable with $ 370 at the end of the business .