Interesting perspective on iPhone sales from Richard Sprague over at MSN blogs: 

I predict they will not sell anywhere near the 10M Jobs predicts for 2008. Okay, it’s possible there are enough Apple religious people to buy a lot of them at first, but even the most diehard Mac fans who buy one of these will secretly carry two phones. One to prove how loyal and “cool” they are, and the other to actually make and receive calls.  

This has to be the craziest thing I’ve read about the iPhone or consumer sales in general, for ages. Firstly, the idea that Apple would put the product to market hoping to rely on diehard fans to keep sales up. Secondly, that anyone would do this: “secretly carry two phones”. Surely Sprague is joking here. I hope he is.

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