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Apple's shipments of its new iPhones to U.S. carriers are "disappointing"

Apple's shipments of its new iPhones to U.S. carriers are
Is Apple heading toward a disappointing launch of its two new iPhone models on Friday? Earlier on Tuesday, we told you that the number of Apple iPhone 5s units available from U.S. carriers might be lower than expected on Friday. While some carriers have said that many buyers have been turning to the lower priced but more colorful Apple iPhone 5c, at least one carrier says that pre-orders for the mid-range iPhone model have not been "overwhelming."

This one source, who works for a major U.S. carrier, said in a published report on Tuesday that the inventory of phones that Apple has promised the carriers appears to be disappointing. This refers to both new iPhone versions and the source says that this limited supply has affected all major U.S. carriers.

According to this anonymous source, the situation is not going to get better soon. The number of new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s units that Apple plans on supplying the carriers with will still remain low the week after the launch. For those who missed the news, Apple will start taking orders for the new handsets Friday at 3:01 am EDT on its website. At 8:00am local time Friday, the phones will be available for purchase from U.S. Apple Stores.

Last year, Apple sold a disappointing 5 million units during the opening weekend of Apple iPhone 5 sales. Can Apple beat that figure this year?

source: Reuters

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posted on 17 Sep 2013, 21:00 6

1. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


A lot of people reacted because of the same boring design of the iphone 5s. and i doubt they won't break their own record.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 21:18 13

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 22955; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


If you doubt they won't, that means you think they will.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 21:20 5

6. stealthd (unregistered)


I would have expected GS4 sales to tank compared to the GSIII then. They didn't do anything new or interesting with the design, so it should have failed right?

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 22:00 1

10. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Even Apple co founder Mr. WOZ would agree.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 22:05 3

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 22955; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude you can never take Gadget80 serious. He started a sentence with a lowercase "a", then used a lowercase "i" for himself...enough said.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 22:06 2

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 22955; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


If you doubt they won't, that means you think they will.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 22:15 2

14. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I wonder if this is a new variation on the term exclusive (as in exclusive to Apple)? In the past, Apple gave its stores priority in allocating scarce supply; maybe this is Scarce Supply v. 2.0?

If we are seeing Scarce Supply v. 2.0, this can't be good news for Apple, 'cause scarce supply means no sales for Apple, and no sales for Apple means their share price takes a hit.

I wonder if Timmy wishes he were back in his old job of COO again? Life certainly was simpler back then.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 22:40 8

21. asingha94 (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


What a hardcore fanboy you are!!You know the fact that people are not interested in buying iphone anymore.They are more curious towards galaxy,G,Xperia,Windows phone.Thats why they are loosing market share day by day.Who is gonna pay for same boring design,ugliest icon & that much cost except you iaddicted us people.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 23:43 5

25. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Wrong.
GS4 has better and bigger display in even smaller body. IP5S and IP5 absolutely same display in same body.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 00:03

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


Grammatically, yes, you are correct.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 00:57 4

34. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1216; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


It has a 64bit processor and ios 7 so it must be way better.

That's what your argument sounds like.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 02:24 2

43. jromy (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)


But...why would you need a 64bit processor on your phone? bs aside, I'm actually curious.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 03:37 2

46. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Lol..........that's exactly what Apple does starts a name with a lowercase like 'i' in iPhone XD

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 04:38

47. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


Yes, everybody is a fanboy except you. Apple are selling more and more iPhones and iPads while u sit and hate.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 09:21 1

49. Penywyz (banned) (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)


Not to mention the iPhone nor the new iPads have the 4GB of RAM to benefit from it...

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 12:20 3

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


LOL have you read the news? You should sit and read... and then, sit and cry lol

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 16:10

57. robinlim85 (Posts: 86; Member since: 03 May 2013)


wait you see when every single smartphone uses 64bit processor and u still wonder why

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 21:46

62. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


Or at least think that they will

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 21:06 17

2. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


iPhone 5s(same) is a joke compared to an optimus G2/ Note 3/ Z1.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 21:18 3

3. stealthd (unregistered)


Really? What makes it a joke?

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 21:19 8

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 22955; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


He doesn't think that. He wants attention.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 22:18

15. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Did you see the offscreen GPU tests for the 5S? They're nearly up to par with the Adreno 330! That's insane! A GPU that is capable of running a 2560x1600 display effortlessly is running an 1136x640 display, the frame rates are going to max out on everything. The CPU *should* be well up to par with the quad core Krait 300's in some of the best flagships of this year too, and it has a nice 2 GB of RAM. And we all know it's probably going to have the best camera on a smartphone to date (aside from the Lumia 1020 and 808 PureView of course). Plus, Jony actually CHANGED iOS.

You might say the screen is too small and iOS is still too limited, but you can't deny that this is THE biggest upgrade to an iPhone they have ever done, in terms of hardware and software.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 22:22 4

17. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


It really is a shame people are still bashing Apple for the 5S. They have to realize, Steve Jobs still had influence in the making of the 5S, so they could only do so much. Even with Steve's influence on it, they made it the biggest upgrade to an iPhone ever. I expect the iPhone 6 to really be the first step outside of the Jobs/Forstall era and be fully under Cook/Ive. Can't wait for next year!

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 22:24 3

18. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Do you have a URL from apple.com for the 2Gb of RAM? If you are basing the 2Gb statement off PAs spec listing, that is probably in error.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 22:29

19. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2236; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


It's still 1GB, according to Anand Lal Shimpi. Of course, with 1GB of RAM, it has no overall peers in benchmarks except the Bay Trail development platform.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 22:36

20. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Imagine what would be possible with 2Gb.... I guess we will have to wait for the iP6 for that.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 22:44 1

22. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


There is no doubt apple still makes the best hardware/software combo. However, given the same price as the Note 3, there is no way I choose 5s over Note 3. Note 3 gives you so much more.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 22:45

23. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


There's no official statement from Apple, but I don't see why PA would just throw in the 2 GB statement for no reason. I mean seriously, it should be just common sense for Apple to include 2 GB of RAM. iOS finally has true multi-tasking, all the competition has it, and if they can't go past 4 GB and take complete advantage of that 64 bit chip, they might as well put in as much as they can.

If they really did only put 1 GB of RAM in the 5S, I would be surprised. But it still doesn't change the fact that the 5S is the most drastic change to the iPhone yet.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 23:38 4

24. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Meh i still choose open os over a small speed boost in ios. Apple can keep it's os limited all it wants. The only reasons why the gpu runs so well is because of the resolution and limited os. Which to me is kinda cheating in my book. All it does is fool the consumer into thinking ios runs that good. When in reality it's just a gutted race car with no luxuries. Do you really think something like that wouldn't be fast?

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 00:36

29. artealis (Posts: 98; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


already talking about next year iphone??
at least you should buy 5c or 5s, to donate some money to apple this year.
yes, i agree with u this is the biggest upgrade to an iphone ever, with same look and design like last year,
copy-paste-done design for iphone 5s ame and copy-paste-plastic design for iphone 5c heap

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