Has Apple’s goal of 10 million iPhones sold this year already been met? One group collecting statistics believes so. According to them, using IMEI statistics as their source, Apple has already pushed their way through at least 9 million phones on top of other sales. That would put Apple almost exactly where they said they wanted to be upon the release of the iPhone, perhaps a few months ahead of schedule.
This was definitely helped by the introduction of the iPhone 3G, which saw over one million sold in the opening weekend. There's no official word from Apple on whether or not they've truly reached this milestone, but Apple isn't known for sharing much information.