It has been less than 7 months since Steve Jobs went on stage at the Macworld Conference & Expo to announce the iPhone. The hype that has been building since then helped stimulate the desire for consumers to get their hands on the device.
According to investment bank company, Piper Jaffray, the Apple iPhone has sold roughly 500,000 phones since Friday June 29 to close of business on Sunday. iPhones were available at every Apple store, but AT&T had a lower supplies, sold out fast, and had troubles with helping users activate their iPhones.
The iPhone is off to a good start, but will not likely to see sales get as high as the iPod for a while keeping in mind that the telecommunications infrastructure in America is different than in the rest of the world.
About 95% of the iPhone buyers were in San Francisco, New York and Minneapolis. Apple has a medium-sized store in the Mall of America (MofA) in Minneapolis, MN. I regret not checking out and taking pictures of the crowd at the MofA since I’m sure it would have been interesting to see. Oh well, maybe when the next hyped Apple product comes out, I’ll be there to take some pics and blog about it.
 Piper Jaffra: 500,000 iPhones sold over the weekend (CNET)