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Apple expected to sell about 8 million iPhone 5s by the end of launch weekend

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Apple expected to sell about 8 million iPhone 5s by the end of launch weekend
After the success Apple had with those pre-orders (the company accumulated over 2 million pre-orders for its iPhone 5 during the first 24 hours), now some analysts have decided to try their luck at guessing the number of iPhone 5s Apple is going to move during the weekend after the official release of the device.

Piper Jaffray analysts Gene Munster and Douglas Clinton, who have quite a record when it comes to Apple, seem to be pretty confident that if Apple managed to register over 2 million pre-orders during the first 24 hours, it'll easily be able to sell some 8 million actual units by the end of this coming weekend.

Some of the things that has led them to believe this are that last year's iPhone 4S managed to generate about 1 million pre-orders, half of what the iPhone 5 achieved. Then, during the first three days of being on sale, Apple sold about 4 million 4S's. Apparently, Gene and Douglas think that the 2x more pre-orders of the iPhone 5 are an indicator that the manufacturer will be able to move 2x more units by the end of the first weekend.

Whether or not this is really going to happen remains to be seen. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S III, probably the iPhone 5's biggest rival, has just managed to sell over 20 million units after its first three months on the market.

via: RegHardware

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posted on 18 Sep 2012, 08:10 23

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


LOL iphone 5s

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 08:17 12

4. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Haha even PA is getting confused with the similar iphones lol

The iphone 5s could design wise be one step closer to the iphone 10 dream design reality:

http://mashable.com/2012/09/13/iphone-10/

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 08:20 16

5. abdane (Posts: 474; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


didnt the Galaxy S3 have 9 Million Pre Orders and until now it is the fastest selling gadget ever ???

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-executive-9-million-pre-orders-for-the-Samsung-Galaxy-S-III_id30279

and thats WITHOUT the US market...

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 08:27 17

7. dickwyn (Posts: 586; Member since: 07 May 2012)


The S3 got 9 million pre orders from telecoms from all around the world. and no matter what they still sold 20 million in 100 days and apple is going to sell 20 million in like 12 days or lesser

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 09:13 12

20. weinerslav (Posts: 126; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


And... I don't understand why people care so much about numbers, Hitler had a lot of followers, look where that took him...

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 11:03 5

25. THETECHTEAM (Posts: 82; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


You Really Think That??? Funny

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 19:11

48. tedkord (Posts: 4531; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Bit defensive there, aren't ya?

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 11:47 1

33. darkkjedii (Posts: 10645; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Not sure but I think the 4S mite b the faster selling of the two. Maybe jus the top selling, not sure...both r great phones though.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 19:06

47. Hemlocke (unregistered)


There are no hard figures, but the best estimates peg the 4s at 30+ million over three months.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 08:26 6

6. techspace (Posts: 607; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


its just a small mistake, it was supposed to be "iphone 5's"
he didn't say 5S's......a capital "S" will be used to indicate the next iphone if its not the iphone 6

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 08:31 1

10. jove39 (Posts: 1265; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Not enough to stop my laugh :)

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 08:45 2

13. techspace (Posts: 607; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


actually, there are a few mistakes in many articles, which is understandable, i told that just to avoid confusion, you are free to laugh as much as you want to.......
but the biggest mistakes were found in the articles related to the new lumia phones, even the specs were wrong.....

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 08:44 10

11. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2153; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Actually, no. Grammatically, iPhone 5s is correct. iPhone5's would indicate possession.

ex: Johns: more than one John
John's: indicates that something belongs to John

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 08:51 1

15. techspace (Posts: 607; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


exactly, i know that, but if u read the entire article, its written that
Apple sold about 4 million 4S's(actually, it should be 4Ses)
so it would be 5's
its wrong but it will avoid confusion......

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 12:43 1

37. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Perhaps the reason why apple didnt call the iphone 5 by its realistical title of the iphone 4ss. The grammar errors and confusion would have siri scratching her virtual head

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 11:12 1

28. ˇಠ_ಠˇ (Posts: 40; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


You can actually use an apostrophe to show the plural of a single number, so both 5s and 5's work.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 08:30 2

9. jove39 (Posts: 1265; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


___+1

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 09:35 3

22. Apple_Royally_ (banned) (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


Apple has yet will do it again: sales will reach peak high, people will be lining up, shares have rised to 700, & will rise, there will be 1 word all over the world, the iP5. This changes everything, & will conquest, while others will forfeit. We all over the World, the fans, users, Royallys, thanks Apple once yet again! And thanks PhoneArena to.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 11:05 1

26. THETECHTEAM (Posts: 82; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


Apple Computers are great their phones not so much!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 11:50 2

35. darkkjedii (Posts: 10645; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dang dude I love iOS but mannnn u sound like an idictator lol. Thumbs down. Can't wait to get my ip5 tho

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 20:43

53. dr_fajardo12 (Posts: 107; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqX97GHzfEM

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 08:29 4

8. jove39 (Posts: 1265; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


So iPhone5s is coming already? or PA is just over-excited ;)

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 08:45 2

12. Shino (Posts: 188; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


This is just stunning! Apple have killed all the survivors. With all the free cash they have got(and counting), my proposalt to them is to buy all the mobile sector, including LG, Samsung, Moto and Nokia and be over with them all! :)

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 09:05 1

17. teerex42 (Posts: 155; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


Shino, they are sure trying, because they know their phone does not compete with the samsung galaxy s3 and what moto is going to be coming out now that google owns them. The end of the iphone era is well underway ;)
The same old people buy the same old tired design and specs that doesn't compete with the s3's specs. The iphone 5 just got 4G, way old news, 4G has been out for well over a year now. Dual core? ha that's been out now for quite some time. You can continue to buy that old technology Shino but I'll keep looking in awe at my beautiful 720P 4.8 inch super amoled hd screen. You can have ur woopie 4 inch non hd screen haha :p

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 09:18 1

21. weinerslav (Posts: 126; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


LOL, best comment ever, lets all become a copy of each other! And after that, world peace for everyone!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 11:10 1

27. THETECHTEAM (Posts: 82; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


When that happens i wont get anything apple!!!! Ill go back to usuing a homephone. Apple can not dominate the the wireless industry!! the reason why apple is so great is because they swagger jacking stuff from the other OS and putting patents on stuff that don't belong to them!! i bet you didn't know that event ho apple has its on software the UI they have was Samsung's to begin with why you think they in such an uproar over Samsung that's they competition. FOR ALL THE IPHONE FANS THAT HAVE BEEN WITH APPLE SINCE THE LAUNCH OF THE FIRST IPHONE YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE AOS. THAT 5 HAVS FEATURES THAT THE ANDROID HAD OVER A YEAR AGO SO APPLE NEEDS TO CATCH UP!!!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 11:47 1

32. Abbath (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Samsung managed to sell 20million units competing with Apple but importantly with all other android phones! Andorid mops the floor with Apple haha

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 19:28

49. Ruckus (Posts: 276; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


If your talking about sales then that's an obvious. They have $40 prepaid androids now. Android has powerful devices but take away the low end devices and ios would probably surpass Android. Im curious to see how the iPhone 4 will sell now that its free.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 08:48 2

14. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


There's not much to talk about when it comes to the iphone5 except how much its selling.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 09:11 1

19. teerex42 (Posts: 155; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


It's because it's old news, same phone with the exception of an upgraded processor and 4g and screen which all has been done over the past year with other phones. There's nothing new and exciting about the new iphone. The galaxy s3 blows it away!!!!! Wait until you see what LG is coming out with, with the Optimus G..wait until next year when the lg, motorola and samsungs of the world have technology that apple tries to catch up with 2 years behind at least.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 08:58 2

16. teerex42 (Posts: 155; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


No chance iPhone!!!! Dream on Apple dream on!!!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 09:06 2

18. teerex42 (Posts: 155; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


Oh must have been an isheep thumbing down to what you know is true!! NOT gonna happen!!!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 10:56 1

23. hinz10 (Posts: 15; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Who comes up with these figures. Very hard to believe them. Just feeding the bs rumor mill, to keep the iphone in the news.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 11:16 3

29. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


An important bit the article forgets is that the SGS3 had about 9 million preorders and sold a few more million opening weekend. That still puts it on pace ahead of the i5 at least initially... and the SGS3 has a much more competitive environment to fight for sales in than the i5 does.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 11:31 3

30. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


so the SGSIII started strong 9 million pre order and in 3 months 20 millions.. so it died down.. in less than 3 months... the iP5 will keep the pace for about 6 or seven months.. that's the difference between a Samsung and Apple..

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 11:39 1

31. synot (Posts: 88; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


its good to dream ,but remember u still have to wake up

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 12:25 2

36. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


well lets do history... and check the sales of the iphone 4S... in 2 of 3 carriers up to Q4 was the best selling phone.. so you need a reality check

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 12:53 2

39. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


what apple fans always think counts are sales not phone quality

and i think its because in some sad way they think they are apart of apple

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 13:29 1

42. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1579; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


You have to realize people like chicken-brain think just because its the #1 selling phone that its the greatest thing since sliced bread. Like having the most popular phone gives them some sort of pathetic status in the world.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 16:48

45. Aeires (unregistered)


Marketing. Apple has two sales periods, release time and Christmas time.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 19:41

50. Ruckus (Posts: 276; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


First of all the quality of the iPhone is solid. Its OS rarely crashes, the phones rarely break down (we probably have 5 defective GS3s for every 1 iPhone), and it always seems to process things much faster than Android devices. Fanboys on both sides annoy me, but Fandroids, make no mistake, without the iPhone your Android os wouldn't be that amazing. The iPhone 5 will crush the Galaxy S3 in sales (in the U.S.), and it's because of how innovative they've been.

Its not unusual for us to sell a family of five both Android and iPhone devices. On most occasions those who get the Android devices switch to the iphone rather quickly because of it's qualities. Im no ifan but I respect apple for their quality devices. Personally I look forward to the growth of Windows Phone, but until then Apple will continue to grow.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 05:36

58. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


ok first i agree fanboys...annoying

but the whole 5 gs3's to 1 iphone i dont. besides when it comes to needing repairs apple are high on the list.

no one is arguing the iphone wont sell well, its a reflection on whats wrong with most. form over function with the price tag of high end tech.

you may not be an ifan (they rant and rave to the point of delusion) but your personal preference is obviously apple, no problem with that but when you say android users switch to iphone etc its subjective. you cant class that without solid facts

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 11:49 2

34. infinitemethod (Posts: 123; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


I still don't understand how Apple prices their devices. Who in their right mind would pay $100 for 16GB more storage, let alone $200 more for 48GB storage. I had no idea storage could cost so much!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 12:54 2

40. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


remember that geekbench test that the iphone 5 beat the galaxy S3 on?

well check this out!

http://blog.gsmarena.com/we-run-geekbench-2-on-the-lg-optimus-g-compare-it-to-the-iphone-5-and-high-end-droids/

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 13:00 2

41. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


just thought people should know that the S3 did wayyyy better this time around and its kind of mind blowing to think it only got barley over 1500 last time aint it? something wasnt right about that first score

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 14:49 1

43. sudbury78 (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


Do some of you go home and cry because you see someone using an iPhone? I thought people were passionate about the presidential election or sports rivalries. You people are flat out mean an nasty because joe and Jill want to buy an iPhone when Jeff and Jordan want to buy a Samsung or an htc. WHO CARES??? You people who get self satisfaction bashing the biggest company in the world because you choose to buy a different phone need to really find a hobby and get a life.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 15:05 1

44. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


mate now can you same the same thing but to the ifans too? if your gonna say it to one lot you gotta say it to all

the fact is its the ifans who get satisfaction by bashing everyone else and seem to think they are somehow better then everyone else

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 20:02

52. darkkjedii (Posts: 10645; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The 4S did 37,000,000 n 3 months. The s3 did 20,000,000 n 3 months those r official numbers too. The ip5 being released as the holiday shopping season gets going will beat both of those totals.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 21:21

54. fwinst (Posts: 51; Member since: 08 May 2010)


And this glut of sales, of a marginally updated phone, is the reason Apple feels no need to produce anything but incrementally improved phones. Since Android is offered by many different manufacturers, new phones tend to push boundaries more. Apple will continue to make the upgrades they have to. However, as long as they are still the "it" item to have, they won't bother to try to wow anyone. Eventually, if they're not careful, they'll become the Swiss watchmakers of the future (The Swiss poo pooed the quartz movement, and the Japanese watchmakers, most went out of business...ooops)

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 23:28

55. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


All the kids are waiting for their gadget
Only children buy iPhone

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 00:26

56. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Not a surprise with their base upgrading. Good though.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 02:09

57. xfire99 (Posts: 454; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


All these 8 millions wont even notice that "apple map" are not showing correct destinations. Soon we gonna see alot suing Apple for uncorrect maps. This is the chance for everyone to be rich and Apple can afford it. Since its US and u can sue everything that involves money. :)

http://www.businessinsider.com/apples-maps-risk-2012-9

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