By Jim Karpen on Fri, 10/29/2010
You've got to hand it to Steve Jobs: when he introduced the iPhone in January of 2007, he predicted that Apple would sell 10 million iPhones by the end of 2008. Most commentators were scornful and said it was impossible. Even Macworld criticized Jobs, saying that the goal was unreachable. In October of 2008 Macworld reported that Apple had reached their goal. And today Macworld has reported that Apple now ranks fourth in phone sales worldwide, even surpassing the Blackberry. In their most recent quarter, which ended in late September, they sold 14 million iPhones.