Can Apple supply iPhone 3G to further 20 countries in August?
Although Apple seem to be seriously struggling to keep up with demand for the iPhone 3G, and are failing I may add, Apple still plans to introduce the iPhone 3G into 20 additional new countries in August, according to macworld.com.
Apparently the word came out during a quarterly conference call with financial analysts where chief operating officer Tim Cook and Peter Oppenheimer, chief financial officer, dismissed Apple’s results for the 3rd quarter.
21 countries were blessed with the iPhone 3G on July 11th, the dreaded iPhone Day, with France becoming the 22nd on July 17th.
Apparently, questions rising about the iPhone 3G supply and demand prompted Cook to mention Apple’s expansion plans. He pointed out that iPhone 3G shortages are a result of “overwhelming demand” and that Apple is confident they can boost production so they can supply a further 22 countries in August.
I’d say this is making a rod for their own back as Apple are struggling now to supply the first 20 countries. So we’ll see what happens in August.