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Apple sells five million iPhone 5s during opening weekend

By Shawn Knight ยท 18 replies
Sep 24, 2012
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  1. Apple managed to sell over five million new iPhone 5 handsets during the first weekend of availability, topping the 4S' record from last year by one million units. The phone launched in the US, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong,...

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  2. rvnwlfdroid

    rvnwlfdroid TS Booster Posts: 193   +49

    iSheep Unite... Bahhh Bahhh Bahhh.
    m4a4 likes this.
  3. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Guru Posts: 441   +91

    Like I said before, iphone hardware rocks but their operating system fails miserably. If only I could buy an iphone and install any os I want.
  4. The only thing that the I has going for it is the screen(according to other people),all it's competitors have better specs.

    The only thing it HAD was that the 1st one looked like it belonged to the designers of the world.
  5. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 301   +62

    Its amazing how aware the iphone users are of how inferior the iphone 5 is. They're almost proud to have upgraded just "because its the new one" (actual quote). They all even admitted that nothing changed except a slightly bigger screen. It honestly blows my mind.
    p51d007 likes this.
  6. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 592   +304

    With numbers like this it's clear that Apple doesn't need to seek money from Samsung for "Damages". They're just upset that Samsung actually has engineers that know what Innovation means.
    Uvindu likes this.
  7. Neojt

    Neojt TS Addict Posts: 235   +59

    Ever since I read the artile that mentionned that apple Paid ppl to wait in line for 2 days in front of their stores I do not trust their numbers.

    It could be true but it could also be exagerated to create demand and have pleaple say wow it must be really cool to seel that much OR I was goan wait to check it out after it came out but with that many pre orders they will most likely be out of stock!! Quick I must buy one !!!
  8. Well looks like thats 5 million iphone 5s that are already scratched.
  9. Currently Apple sits around 40 Billion Cash ? I wonder Why?
    And Fans at the line for to get one for over 500 bucks.
    I still could not get a job almost for 9 months after I got pink slip. (I.T. related)
    p51d007 likes this.
  10. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +104

    Good marketing :p
  11. dennis777

    dennis777 TS Enthusiast Posts: 285   +33

    oooooooooooooh innovation
  12. Apple milking all the isheep, whats next iphone 5.1 with an extra usb post or something....
  13. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 460   +59

    I'm confused. That looks just like a Samsung phone.
  14. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +104

    That's business, what do you expect? No point in worrying about something you have no control over
  15. BallsDeep

    BallsDeep TS Rookie

    Google is going to be renaming the Android operating system in the coming weeks. The new name is going to be "Forktroid". Never seen an operating system so forked and fragmented in my life.
    Samsung, please fork over the 1.05 billion that you owe to Apple, please.
    Thank you.
  16. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 301   +62

    True, if their engineers were half as good as their marketing team I'd have an iphone 5 right now
  17. "its amazing how aware the iphone users are of how inferior the iphone 5 is"

    --> Apple proved that how much you can sell a phone isn't just determined by specs alone.
  18. PoisonHeadcrab

    PoisonHeadcrab TS Rookie Posts: 19

    It's amazing how unaware the apple haters are, that there are many, many more factors that determine how good a smartphone actually is, aside from the specs. And in the case of the iPhone those factors are indeed the key ones.
    Considering just the raw performance of the phone, it might be even better than the S3 because of the OS that is specifically "tailored" to the hardware.
    Plus I see many practical advantages of the iOS for me, alongside with an external design that looks like an elegant phone instead of some cheap household equipment (S3).
  19. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 301   +62

    That's is a very good point, it might be a little faster. I don't know; I haven't used it yet. But that doesn't change the fact that Apple could have re-released the first iphone, and these people still would have bought it and praised it.

    Sad. That's the only way I can describe it.

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