Telefonica Results Show O2 Sells Millionth iPhone

Who else though it would've been bigger...?

So here come some financial results with an interesting side story…


First the big stuff which is Telefonica Europe has announced its 2008 year end figures and they’re really rather positive. Year on year revenue and OBIDA growth (Operating Income Before Depreciation and Amortization – not an old lady) are up 5.9 per cent and 4.9 per cent respectively. Meanwhile the total customer base has jumped nine per cent to 46m and O2 UK is class swot with 10 per cent revenue and OBIDA increases.


Moving this onto a UK centric, techy theme (surprise, surprise with us) and O2 UK has also announced within these results that during this time it shipped its one millionth iPhone since the handset was first introduced in November 2007.

Now this is a pretty big number – especially since (given the choice of handsets available) manufacturers often publicly leap into the air when a model has sold one million units ”worldwide” but I actually thought it would be bigger. For a start global iPhone sales top 13m, while the second generation Phone 3G has been available on fairly generous subsidised contracts for some considerable time. Furthermore, while the original was horrendously expensive it is also easily the most highly marketed mobile phone brand around.


On top of this is it worth noting the Nokia N95 managed to ship 1,000,000 handsets in the UK inside eight months. The iPhone has been available for twice as long.


That said, while it may have been a proportionally slow burner so far I suspect the brand (especially with a third generation model surely less than 4/5 months away) will ultimately rule the roost for some considerable time…


Link:
Press Release

More from TrustedReviews

LG Q8 finally brings the V20’s promise to Europe

Atari is now in the speaker business… and the hat business

Thinner Moto Z2 Force could come with a huge trade-off

HyperLoop One

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop gathering pace as NY-DC link gets ‘OK’

N64oid

Is this proof an N64 Classic will follow the SNES?

Agents of Mayhem preview

cats 17

Why you’ll want to download this OnePlus 5 update today

Golf rory

British Open Golf Live Stream: How to watch online for free

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for Xbox One down to under £9

Samsung Gear S3 finally gets Samsung Pay support in UK

Welcome to the all new Trusted Reviews

Netgear Arlo

Netgear Arlo Pro

Cat Amazon

Are you kitten me? Pet translation devices tipped for future smart homes

fire emblem warriors

Fire Emblem Warriors

pokken

Pokkén Tournament DX

TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb 5

TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb

Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay now lets you use your PayPal funds at the checkout

assassins creed origins

Ubisoft teases new games for Nintendo Switch, coming ‘quite soon’

amazon echo

Ask Vodafone: Mobile network’s first Amazon Alexa voice skill is revealed

Google Feed

The Google app’s new personalised feed might just drag you off Facebook

z2play 9

Moto Z2 Play

Mira Prism

For just $99 you can bring AR to the iPhone 7

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S9 displays may be the same, save one major new feature

movie theatre

The Netflix Effect: ‘Binge-watching’ is coming to movie theatres

Porsche MIssion E

Porsche’s latest electric car chargers put Tesla to shame

EE logo

EE’s new 20GB SIM-free deal is the best value tariff you’ll see all summer

Int-Ball

These are the first images from the ISS – as captured by a zero-gravity drone

iMac 21.5-inch 4K (2017)

LG V30 case

LG V30 design ‘confirmed’ ahead of IFA 2017 launch

iPhone 7 vs iPhone SE

Waiting for the iPhone SE 2? Sadly, it could be a one-and-done

Google Glass Enterprise

Google Glass 2 has arrived, sort of

Denon AH-C621R

Denon AH-C621R

BBC Proms

Get ready to listen to the BBC Proms like never before

Fender Newport Monterey Bluetooth speakers

Fender’s new Bluetooth speakers look just like tiny guitar amps

Garmin Vivosmart 3

Garmin Vivosmart 3

airplane

Is the laptop travel ban dead? Electronics restrictions lifted by TSA but UK fails to follow suit

KitSound Immerse

KitSound Immerse Wireless Headphones

Emojis

It’s World Emoji Day and Apple is showing off all of its newcomers

Porn Block

Privacy fears as UK plans age verification for porn sites

WhatsApp

New WhatsApp feature could give Apple’s iMessage a run for its money