Apple had sold 1,119,000 iPhones in Q4 2007 bringing the total up to 1,389,000. By comparing the number of iPhones sold to the number of iPhones activated on AT&T's network, Apple was able to figure out how many unlocked devices exist out there - somewhere in the neighborhood of 250,000. Thats alot of unlocked iPhones representing 17% of all iPhones sold. Clearly Apple should be just selling iPhones and forget about making deals with Operators.
Apple have not even officially sold iPhones outside US and they had sold more than 1 million unit! Steve Jobs objective of achieving the sales of 10 million iPhones next year is as good as in the pocket. I just hope that Apple will release the unlocked version soon in China as I m head over heels with an iPhone.