AT&T Says Only 146,000 iPhone Activated First Weekend: Wall Street Sorta Worried


No, this isn’t a case of Henny Penny, but AT&T’s official numbers for its second fiscal quarter didn’t exactly impress Wall Street, most notably how many iPhones were activated. AT&T says around 146,000 iPhones were activated in the two days following its introduction. Compared to reports we had read suggesting that as many as 500,000 iPhones were sold during that first weekend, 146,000 activations is sort of on the low side. So low, in fact, that Apple’s stock dipped a bit ($1 to Boardroom Jimmy), going down some $6 this morning. (It’s down by around $2.80 right now.)

Apple reports actual, real life sales numbers tomorrow. Then we can see exactly how bad or good (let’s face it: good) the iPhone really did.

AT&T: 146,000 Apple iPhones activated in first two days [AppleInsider]