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iPhone 5 breaks preorder record as new rumor teases Galaxy S4 launch

By Jos
Sep 17, 2012
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  1. Apple's iPhone 5 is already off to a record setting start, according to a press release posted this morning on the company's website. The much anticipated handset reportedly surpassed 2 million sales in the first 24 hours it was available...

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  2. Alexmx

    Alexmx TS Member Posts: 23

    The iSheeping is strong with this one
     
  3. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 413   +42

    All of this without the 'wow' factor. That show's some credence to the whole iSheep sentiment.
     
  4. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 413   +42

    Also, 5inch is waaay to damn big for something that goes in my pocket. I mean, I need the space in my pants for other things...
     
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  5. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,348   +398

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  6. Neojt

    Neojt TS Enthusiast Posts: 141   +10

    But But its faster and I can put I more icon on my home screen..... so im gona toss out my 4s and get this one !!

    NOT

    S3 power
     
  7. Does anyone ever make an intelligent comment on this site? Seems like its full of disgruntled Microsofters who have nothing better to do with their time but take simpleton pop shots at Apple's success.

    Silly to even mention the S4. There nothing "teasing" about an iteration of a phone that's at least 6 months away.
     
  8. The question is. If soneone gave you an iPhone 5 wouldnt you use it and/or show it off? Hmmmm.
     
  9. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    My favourite bit was the guy with a 4S in his other hand :D
     
  10. Alexmx

    Alexmx TS Member Posts: 23

    Hm, yes, I would use it... while I look for someone who trades me an SG3
     
  11. BlueDrake

    BlueDrake TS Enthusiast Posts: 209   +51

    Not at all. I'd be one of those who sell it on eBay. Who wants an Apple product anymore? Too many iSheep following it's brand. Next thing we see is an iBed from Apple, which is "state of the art technology" as they would spin it. It has a place for 2 iPhones and iPads, along with any other iProduct they produce.

    You can charge them via some special connections, so you can do all your work from bed. While keeping everything synced in your home, as they soon introduce the iFridge and iMicrowave. :p
     
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  12. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Addict Posts: 531   +146

    Losing hope for humanity fast. Anyone else?
     
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  13. I would sell it on Ebay too. I could probably get over retail for it, such is the iSheep mentality.
     
  14. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 310   +62

    It goes without saying that this iphone hype is bogus. I can't believe they pulled it off with nothing but "buy it, its the new one!". Lucky for Apple most people know nothing about smartphones. May god have mercy on their souls.

    True, that was amazing news until I saw it was a 5 inch. I like it at 4.8 inches on the galaxy s3, 5" seems like its pushing it. But who knows, once upon a time I felt the same about the s3 and ended up loving it. Worst case scenario I can stick with the s3 and still be happy for a very long time.
     
  15. BlueDrake

    BlueDrake TS Enthusiast Posts: 209   +51

    You had hope in humanity? I've lost my hope a long time ago. Excluding the actually intelligent ones, who don't seem like a mindless iSheep.

    Also to the "Guest" asking about intelligent comments? Where is the harm in said shots at Apple, when the fans are like rabid zombies? Neojt said it quite clearly I thought. I'm sorry if that's a bit above your level but honestly, I think the general mentality shows quite clear as day.

    I don't mind Apple products but still. The terrible logic that said fans have, I'm wanting to hide my head in shame. Knowing such people exist is making me scared. Also yes I'm a "Microsofter" simply because I use Win7. I could add more pointless notes about myself but, I don't wish to to hear sheep sounds in return.
     
  16. " Lucky for Apple most people know nothing about smartphones. May god have mercy on their souls"
    unlike you, I'm thinking a bit different. Apple's market strategy is just awesome that can turn their consumer's mind to apple-loyalist with the same level of fanaticism as religious devotees.. and this is real according to the research conducted by neuroscientist.
     
  17. "Does anyone ever make an intelligent comment on this site? Seems like its full of disgruntled Microsofters who have nothing better to do with their time but take simpleton pop shots at Apple's success.
    Silly to even mention the S4. There nothing "teasing" about an iteration of a phone that's at least 6 months away."

    How intelligent this comment.. as we can see many fellowship-of-the-apple who worship the advent of apple's new product just like waiting a prophecy down to earth that can bring peace to humanity..

    and I'm not microsofter, not androider, not apple fanboy (but have some interest to iPhone)
     
  18. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Booster Posts: 577   +98

    Careful though, you might have bumped Jimmy Kimmel the other day... :D
     
  19. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Booster Posts: 577   +98

    The thing I find annoying is that while I understand why people prefer android over iOS, people say "it only has an extra row of apps" as if thats the only thing they added.
     
  20. smuff

    smuff TS Rookie

    Most companies have their 'sheep' in my opinion, be it apple, google MS, even you plebs using opensource operating systems. The simple fact is a large percentage of companies customers are loyal if the product works well for their needs and new products released are better than the last. I own an android device, an apple device and Win for phone and laptop (work). The only one I can complain about is Android. iOS works near pefect for what it is indended to do and Win7 is pretty good for the average person. The difference with Apple products is that the quality control is incredibly high. Apple wouldn't install iOS, or allow apps to run if it slowed down the system or made it crash, true there are some exceptions but nothing compared to the competitors. Windows, Android etc will run on anything, someone might be thinking "oh Win7 is rubbish" but are running it on a crap machine, with loads of other 3rd party softwear slowing it down. Truth of the matter is that Apple products are good at what they do, thats what you pay for, quality control. Call people who buy their products iSheep if you like, I don't think they care if the alternative is Android.....they might care if the alternative is a better Win8 operating system.
     
  21. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,551   +97

    They may have added more than just an extra row but most comparisons have shown that they are still behind other recent phones(both Windows and Android) in terms of advancement.
     
  22. grvalderrama

    grvalderrama TS Enthusiast Posts: 196

    It's just like Justin Bieber, I don't understand why has so many fans...
     
  23. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,085   +715

    So Apple is great and iOS is 'near perfect' no one is arguing that fact. The crazy part is, you are right, and people are STILL going out and replacing their 4 and 4S phones with the 5 and paying full price. Someone going from an iPhone 3 to the 5 is perfectly normal because they'll get the subsidized price.
    We are calling them iSheep because many many people will be spending $500 or more to replace a phone that has no shortcomings and nothing wrong with it.

    If the Galaxy S4 comes out and the screen is a tiny bit bigger and people drop their S3s, and spend $500 on an S4, we'll make fun of them too.
     
  24. Wow! 2 million preorders in a day and Google only selling 1 million everyday.
     
  25. smuff

    smuff TS Rookie

    We are calling them iSheep because many many people will be spending $500 or more to replace a phone that has no shortcomings and nothing wrong with it.

    A great point, although, correct me if I'm wrong, most people will be buying their iPhone or new galaxy through a monthly phone plan rather than forking out a big wad of cash, what are plans? 18 months to 2 years at most. What's the point in apple/samsung waiting 4 years between upgrading their phones? Sure they could wait and release the iPhone 5 in a few years and it may sing and dance compared to the iPhone 4S by then but everyone knows when your contract runs out, you want something new and better, no matter how little the difference, if a new iPhone isn't out or around the corner when your contract runs out the iSheep might think the grass is greaner elswhere. Little and often is the ways its done these days and it's not as though the 5 will be worse than the 4, the iOS will still be great and the hardware is still progress and something better. And to go back to my first post there could be a phone 10 years ahead of what we have now but if it's running on Android it would be crap. Let the iSheep graze.
     


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