Apple's hopes for the iPhone remain high, which is probably justified. They have added more countries to the list of where it is sold, and with an increased sales profile Apple is expecting their newest iteration, the iPhone 3G, to do quite well. For this quarter alone, Apple expects to sell five million iPhone 3Gs. That's a considerable chunk, and one that seems likely to push them over their 10 million in 2008. How much over we're not sure, as Apple has yet to release any actual sales figures.
It isn't all rosy, of course. Their hopes for sales of the 3G are being marred by the reception issues the phone has been dealing with, which Apple has blamed on defective chipsets manufactured by a third party. The frustration was enough to cause some to sue.