UK iPhone sales are reportedly averaging between 20,000 and 18,000 per week, according to a report which cites sources close to O2.
Sales at launch of the iPhone 3G were reportedly around 30,000 per week, but recession concerns along with introduction of new families of competing devices have impacted the sales rate.
There has been some speculation O2 plans to discount pre-pay sales of the iPhone in order to milk the Christmas market, lowering the cost to £299.
This news comes as Apple reportedly reduces production orders for the iPhone by in the region of 40 per cent.
However, while most commentators think this reflects anticipated sales in the coming weeks, we’re speculating this reflects anticipated Q1 sales, traditionally the weakest quarter.
In related news, SingTel has confirmed 170,000 iPhones since launching the device in Australia in early July, and Singapore, the Philippines and India in late August.
55 per cent of iPhone purchasers in Australia were new to the network, though the required carrier subsidy did impact overall earnings.