March 10, 2009 | Robert Nelson
Just a few days back, Palm investor Roger McNamee went on record reminding everyone that “June 29, 2009, is the two-year anniversary of the first shipment of the iPhone.” Then he went on to make the shocking statement that suggested that everyone would soon be ditching their iPhone in favor of the Palm Pre.
“Not one of those people will still be using an iPhone a month later. Think about it — if you bought the first iPhone, you bought it because you wanted the coolest product on the market. Your two-year contract has just expired. Look around. Tell me what they’re going to buy.”
Of course, we did not really believe his comments, but its nice to see that Palm is not even standing by them either. They took an opportunity to include some additional information on the latest SEC filing that better explained the comments.
“The statement in the second paragraph of the article that “not one” person who bought an Apple, Inc. iPhone on the first shipment date “will still be using an iPhone a month” after the two-year anniversary of that day is an exaggerated prediction of consumer behavior pattern and is withdrawn.”