Conversations with numerous Apple store employees and AT&T store staff, in addition to reports of considerable iPhone 3G interest from other carriers, basically confirm what we’ve known all along. The iPhone 3G will be selling like hotcakes, especially in the US. And, it seems that Apple has been hearing the positive feedback.
Apple has reportedly increased their iPhone 3G production goals for the remaining months of 2008. In addition to placing orders for 2 million more iPhone 2G (first-generation) handsets, FBR Capital Markets analyst Craig Berger says that supply chain analysis indicates that Apple has increased their Q3 and Q4 2008 iPhone 3G output to 15 million units.
Despite economic hardships rolling across the US, it seems that demand for Apple products like the iPhone has yet to abate. But, we’ll have to see exactly how the iPhone 3G’s sales numbers stack up against all this speculation.