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Apple sells 5 million iPhone 5 units during opening weekend, doesn't meet analyst expectations

0. phoneArena 24 Sep 2012, 08:04 posted on

Apple has once again had a terrific launch weekend, as it managed to sell over 5 million iPhone 5 units in the first days of the device's presence on the market...

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posted on 24 Sep 2012, 12:59 3

78. remixfa (Posts: 14343; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Show up at launches? no, not idiots. People that camp out over night and days for launches... zealots and idiots. That goes for any product, not just apple.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 13:24

79. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


Good points Tedkord.... But I think we can all do without the gimmicky/power hungry live wallpaper and the useless widgets that no one uses. Android does have many feature that I would love to see in iOS but so does Blackberry... does that mean BB is a better OS or just another good choice?

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 13:25

80. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Thank you! I was going to say the same thing.

+1,000 for you.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 14:04 2

83. thevoice (Posts: 7; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


gimmicky like the SIRI u mean? widgets that show me my favorite teams score or let me see the weather, or news without doing the extra steps. or lets see... the pull down notification screen that apple stole or the reply to a phone call with a text option that they also stole. u said that u like both platforms but really nothing about android

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 14:28

84. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Those tests that u mentioned are not true valid tests they are only smokescreens to make Apple looks good--marketing strategy.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 14:31 1

85. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Another misleading comment

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 14:35

86. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


u mean like outsell itself again

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 14:39 1

87. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


U sound mentally disturbed, iphone didnt beat android in speed test ,go to gsm arena and read report .Sg3 and Htc x one both beat i5 in speed test even without JB.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 14:52 2

89. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


@Thevoice...

Wow... Your absolutely right bro. I guess I came off as a typical sheep for a moment. I appriciate your point and yes... They are great examples of the power behind Android. Please keep in mind that my argument is strickly an opinion. Although I really like Android I prefer iOS.... I just like simplicity. This is coming from a Systems Analyst.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 14:56 2

90. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


actually people who line up ARE idiots, whether its for the iphone or whatever. And I know this, because I used to line up for stuff. I lined up for the XBOX 360. I lined up for several video games. Its a waste, honestly. I rather just order online from Amazon or preorder at a brick and mortar store and have it shipped to me. Sure, I wont get it at midnight or whatever, but I'll get it later that day, without the pain of waiting in line.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 15:21

91. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1731; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I wouldn't call bug fixes "updating" the OS lol

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 15:36

94. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


Can you backup your comment with facts?

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 15:37

95. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


Again.... how is this misleading when there are planty of hard facts to support this?

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 15:44

96. remixfa (Posts: 14343; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Hey, I lined up for the midnight launch of the 360. Thankfully I was friends with the manager of gamestop, so instead of waiting outside, I got to wait inside and was the first out with an Xbox under each arm (one for my brother). I had armed guards walk me to my car since they thought I was gonna get mugged (peeps were outside screaming that I was in and they werent..lol), it was quite entertaining.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 16:41 1

97. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


When I get to a computer I can link you to articles that call out the benchmarks which claim the iPhone 5 wins. Or I might not. I'm still recovering from launch weekend.

The iPhone 5 is a nice phone, but some things which should be simple are ridiculously complicated. For instance, there is no way to manually push photos directly to icloud from an iPhone or iPad.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 16:58 1

100. eflop (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


You basically just said "People are idiots! I know, cos I am(or was) one!"

You mate, are a genius. pfft

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 18:05

101. Ruckus (Posts: 286; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Synot check the articles in Phonearena. They did speed tests and the iPhone 5 hammered the GS3 :)

Fandroids can't admit when they've been beat. There will always be the GS4 :-D

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 19:11 1

102. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I preordered my RAZR, it arrived Nov 10th, a day before available in stores..

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 00:08

107. MeoCao (unregistered)


37M is the sales of all iPhones, not just 4S

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 07:51

110. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


What up Sniggly,

Your right.... Another feature that the iOS lacks, and I wish it had, is seperate mail icons for each of my mail accounts... or capability to allow a different notification tone for the mail accounts

I hate that iOS lacks in many areas... I wish iOS would addapt may of the feature that Blackberry used to have. That would be awesome!

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 21:05

111. galokjai (Posts: 36; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


You care about your phone more than the life of the kid who made it for you. Good luck with karma in your life.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:08 17

2. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


it means there are 5 million of stupid sheeps on earth

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:15 5

10. wendygarett (unregistered)


Here I am :D
Baa... Meh...
Oh well iPhone still awesome :D

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:26 1

23. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


That being said, iPhone is still better than RIP's BlackBerry

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:32 1

26. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


They each have their strengths. I still don't think anyone's come close to the enterprise integration that BB has/had, though I know Microsoft is working on it

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:33 3

29. wendygarett (unregistered)


Dude seriously??
I don't understand why you hate RIM so much
You feel shame to stay at bb nation... In the mean time we feel that your country is awesome!!! You can't find a country to be so unique like yours...

At least the country does not load too much ifans :) I admit that ifans is annoying >.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 04:24

108. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


i really really hate rim, iFans are better than BB fanboys

yes i do feel ashamed to live in bb nation because bb is a retarded phone, small screen bad camera slow processor

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:09 8

3. mercorp (Posts: 1032; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Why?
Cause everyone is going for the optimus g,nokia lumias and note 2!
.....Tim cook must watch out.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:09 10

4. jael206 (Posts: 146; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


that will be 5 million regrets in the next coming weeks.. #sheepishgrin

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:16 3

11. jael206 (Posts: 146; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


wow, one thumbs down in just 3 mins.. lookout! its the fanboy to the rescue!

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