iPhone Sales Hype

Don’t get me wrong, I love my iPhone.  I seriously can’t believe how much I use it for e-mail and Web browsing every single day – its completely changed my usage habits toward my “real” computer.  I find myself contemplating how it will impact my work as an IA or UX “something” nearly every day.

However,  no matter how great the sales volume is for Apple, I marvel at Steve Jobs’ ability to generate excitement around what are relatively minimal numbers. Sure, in comparison to how many laptops Apple could sell in a weekend, a million iPhones is incredible.  But just to put it into perspective compare it to Nokia’s sales stats for the year:  Apple, 4 million iPhones last year; Nokia 110 million N93i model phones sold last year with a grand total of 440 million phones sold last year all together!