AT&T reported that it activated just 146,000 iPhones during the first two days of sales. Analysts had estimated that AT&T would activate between 500,000 and 700,000 on the first weekend. Apple’s shares tumbled 6% during after-hours trading. Apparently, the 354,000 to 554,000 folks who didn’t buy an iPhone the first weekend it hit stores had failed to read my article 5 Money-Saving Reasons to Buy an Apple iPhone.
Published or updated March 22, 2012.