John Paczkowski

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A fair bit of time has passed since “antennagate” and Apple’s (AAPL) unprecedented response to it. So how’s the iPhone 4 been selling after all that criticism?

As well as ever, says Deutsche Bank analyst Chris Whitmore.

In other words, damn well.

“iPhone 4 demand remains very robust and despite efforts to close the supply-demand imbalance and the continued supply ramp, Apple still cannot meet iPhone demand (3 week lead times persist),” Whitmore said in a note detailing his recent meeting with Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer and Ron Johnson, the company’s SVP of retail.

Which is pretty much what COO Tim Cook said during Apple’s last earnings call when the antennagate drama was still fresh. “The demand for iPhone 4 is absolutely stunning,” he said. “We’re working hard to catch up with demand. I can’t tell you when that will occur but everyone’s working hard to do it.”

Evidently that’s proving a Sisyphean task.


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— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work