Cupertino blown away by demand for Apple iPhone 5
Pre-orders for iPhone 5 have been incredible. We’ve been completely blown away by the customer response." For Apple, it is a major turnaround from the introduction last year of the Apple iPhone 4S. Only an incremental update, many had expected a larger display and was stunned that the device had the same old 3.5 inch screen.
It should be interesting to see what the first day sales totals are for the Apple iPhone 5. Last year, 1 million units of the Apple iPhone 4S were reserved on the first day of pre-orders, compared to 600,000 units of the Apple iPhone 4 that were pre-ordered on the first day.
The Apple iPhone 5 will be at Verizon, AT&T and Sprint locations as well as in the Apple Stores starting on September 21st
1. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
I'm blown away as well. Are people so naive to buy an incremental upgrade over the iPhone 4S? I know many people who jumped the ship from 4S to 5. If they'd moved from 3GS/4 to 5, it'd been unsurprising. Brainwashed totally by Apple. The 4S ones should have waited for the 5S/6 before jumping to 5.
2. AeroPrime (Posts: 173; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)
Me too i think this is just showing off the unreal things. That's the way the wanna show people that is in demand. oh gosh! People wake up. What is so great about iPhone 5.
3. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
This can mean two things:
Many people have actually ordered the iPhone and are idiots to buy this instead of waiting for a few weeks before reviews came up or Apple purposely manufactured low number of units, will report it as pre-orders through the roof and hike demand.
23. E.N. (Posts: 2362; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Didn't the SIII supposedly have 10 million pre-orders? You probably forgot the part where you can return the device if you don't like it.
600,000 pre-orders for the iPhone 4 in the first 24 hours
over 1 million pre-orders for the iPhone 4S in the first 24 hours
If Apple at all plans to even match initial sales of the iPhone 4S, faking shortages may not be in their best interest, especially when they're expected to sell about 30 million iPhone 5 by the end of the year.
50. BlacRaZredge (Posts: 36; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Most carriers wont let you return the iphone. all sales are final.
83. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
Agree with u, if this was the case Apple would be celebrating and the headlines would read "APPLES PRE-ORDER SALES FOR IPHONE 5 SURPASSED THOSE OF IPHONE 4S and since this is happenning we see a manufactured posting to lead people astray ..Apple at it again.
84. triPleD (Posts: 13; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)
Dude! What have iphone fans done to offend u? Are they insulting android phones? Are they spending your money to upgrade to the iphone 5? Wht is it? Why do you have this much hate for ppl who, for the most part, you dont know and have never met and will most likely never meet?
94. Aeires (unregistered)
Actually, they have. iFans have been making fun of Android since the G1. They've been looking down their noses since the beginning. That's why so many Android users hate them and Apple.
130. triPleD (Posts: 13; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)
Ok true we have, sorry abt tht, i can see how tht can lead to hatred for ifans...but i dont think we do now or like in the last couple of years till now...at least i def dont, i mean have u seen S3
141. darkkjedii (Posts: 12618; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Not me I'm primarily an apple user who loves the hell outta android too. My plan is to pick up the 5 on Friday and the note2 when it drops. iOS, and android r different but both r very great platforms. They jus cater to different sectors of the electronic world, android more to techies iOS more to the mainstream user. Both r great, and highly successful
152. agentoj (Posts: 104; Member since: 29 Oct 2009)
iPhone users had a reason to look down at early android phones. Until the Evo, there wasn't anything on android that was awesome. Now there are plenty of android phones with better specs and bigger screens. Fortunately we are at a point where it's just about preference now.
115. tedkord (Posts: 5261; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
I don't hate iPhone users (well, some mouthy ones u could do without. Everyone should be allowed to enjoy their choice of phone.
I do despise Apple, however. I don't care how little they improve their phone every year or two. I don't care if they want to make accessories proprietary and charge through the nose for them. I don't care if they keep their system totally closed.
I do care that they don't want to allow the rest of us the choice of what phone we want. They take advantage of the flaws in the patent system, and try to eliminate competition. They submit patent for anything and everything they conceptualize, without even actually working on developing it. They copy others, patent it, then sue to ban anyone else who uses it (swipe to unlock).
If Apple would just compete, put out the best device you can and let the public decide, then I'd have no problem with them. Their product still wouldn't be for me, but it wouldn't even matter to me.
11. AndroidShiz (Posts: 145; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)
For some reason the black one looks longer while the white one looks like it has more girth.
36. nono_pirot (Posts: 10; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
but most often the black one has that both, the length and the girth you mentioned.
98. zackh121556 (Posts: 100; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)
Dude tells me he got the iphone 6. i'm like no way. he says yeah its called the Galaxy S III LOL
10. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)
lol u dont know which iPhone they are using ryt?
15. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
Read the post carefully: I know many who've jumped ship from 4s to 5 and this is totally dumb of them. A jump from 4/3gs to 5 would've made sense but it'd have been better if 4s users waited for 5s/6. Simplified for people like you.
104. Quezdagreat (Posts: 427; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
I bet you weren't calling the people who switched from a galaxy s2 to the s3 idiots and that phone was only out for maybe 8 months
109. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
At least where I live the S2 was released in April 2011 and S3 in June 2012 (outside of USA that is). So I fail to see how the period between them was 8 months (it may be 8 months in the US though). And besides I don't know anyone who's shifted from the S2 to S3. They are waiting for the Note 2.
117. Quezdagreat (Posts: 427; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
U may not know them but do you think theyre idiots for going from the s2 to the s3
160. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
Perhaps, the Note 2 is a better upgrade if they can bear with the size. I'd personally waited for the S4 though.
17. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
And for those who have moved from 4/3gs and earlier ones and for those who wanted to experience iOS first time or after a break this makes a good choice, not for those who have a 4S.
25. E.N. (Posts: 2362; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
don't worry about them. worry about yourself
28. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
Shut up troll. We know you're an Apple fan and are totally brainwashed by them, leaving yourself with no capacity to think outside of Apple and their products and force-feeding your opinions on others.
PS: Before asking me to worry about myself, please worry about yourself. I guess after the Apple-itis hit you, you've probably lost your mind and need to get yourself treated. It'd be better of you would spend some of the money that you spend on Apple products to treat yourself in some hospital or asylum for that matter.
30. serious9010 (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
@No_Nonsense: You're a troll. And an android one too. Arrogant prick.
40. E.N. (Posts: 2362; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Lol, and I'm the one that needs to be checked into an asylum. Look how he reacted from such a simple comment!! Crazy!! Ahh!! *locking doors now* This guy's possessed by the little green robot, he really made himself look like a fool. It's really kinda sad actually...
89. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
Why are u people arguing this way over foolishness? ,what do u get out of this? you are all arguing over devices that makes calls and have features that most of u dont even use with Apple and Samsung making huge profits out of your pockets and laughing at u at the same time that u are making fools of yourselves.At a time when the economy is bad ,jobs are hard to get and people are having a hard time living day to day ,why not spend your money on more meaningful things than making Apple and Samsung more richer while u get poorer.THINK ON THIS.
13. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5953; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Well, how many 3GS/4 owners were at the end of their contracts? Probably most of that universe upgraded. Add in those 4S owners who have to have the most current edition of the iToy, and you have the makings of significant market demand.
52. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
It is a nice piece of fashion
I would buy if Apple was not so ugly greedy patent trolling liar
And if it was not so fragile
I don't like bumpers It is really ugly
Why design aluminum and glass if all is hidden
56. dr_fajardo12 (Posts: 107; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
i bet to all iphone fans that my sgs2 with jellybeam will be better than that iphone
70. Apple_Royally_ (banned) (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)
Apple has caused a hype once yet again. Sales and shares will dominate. We thank Apple®
87. Jasonhunterx (Posts: 110; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)
There sick of really small screen now they want to experience what us android user have had for over 2 years
112. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
PS: I don't think all this will stop the iPhone 5 from being the best selling (i)phone yet. The (i) will remain in brackets at least until the sales figures of S3/920/5 come up. I'm not telling the iPhone 5 is crap but it isn't as innovative as the iPhone 4 was, and I fail to see what the iPhone 5 can do what the 4S can't (except LTE and adding a bigger screen that is). The 920 is a great phone and will sell better than the first gen Lumias but I doubt if it'll manage to top sales of this phone or the S3, because WP is yet to kick off as an OS and Lumias aren't as established brand names as the iPhone/Galaxy S series.
122. jopancy (Posts: 72; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)
Apple only said that to hide their miserableness. obviously they had poor demand. and said that to create a make believe world of their own. Only morons would be ''blown away'' by the SAME iteration of iphone. Apple is just talking out of it's a**. Even Hitler has an objective view of the iphone 5. I just watched the hitler iphone video and couldn't stop laughing.
127. shamatuu (Posts: 151; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)
Glad i'm not the only that agrees with you.People are idiots. Nothing new here people. What part of that you don't understand?
149. flipjzn (Posts: 187; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
Let's go back to the basic need for a cell phone.
to make a call and send txt messages.
Some people likes Samsung III for the comfort bcoz they have big hands thus the big fingers.
While others prefer iPhone bcoz they have smaller hands.
Why is it so hard to give some people the benefit of the doubt.
They buy the iPhone bcoz it works just the way a phone shud be expected.
Not many people like lots of us here likes to tinker with the phone.
Simple as that.
Stop worrying and hating, as long as it doesn't affect me physically why should I get emotionally involved?!
6. wendygarett (unregistered)
Why T-Mobile doesn't offer iPhone...
14. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5953; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Cliff-Notes answer is that T-Mo doesn't have compatible frequencies for the iPhone.
39. wendygarett (unregistered)
But tmo offer in europe, why not the home countries :(
121. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5953; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
D-T has frequencies in Europe that are part of the 'mainstream'. Therefore, iPhone for D-T. In the colonies, D-T (through T-Mo) was late to the party. T-Mo likely didn't want to pay the bribe that Steve demanded to make the iPhone compatible with T-Mo. Sprint had to bite off on an outrageous purchase commitment over 5 years to get the iPhone franchise.
43. ghostnexus (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
But doesn't T-mobile take iPhones if they are unlocked?
123. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5953; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Yes, and the data feed to those phones is limited to EDGE (100 Kb/s under ideal conditions). Even Sprint's under-whelming 3G network can serve data 10x faster.
41. wendygarett (unregistered)
That's why I always prefer sprint over tmo :)
8. hateftotti (Posts: 146; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Who knows how many devices were sold?
Maybe even they did not expect to sell 1000units in each carrier:))
38. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
That may be case because if it had broken iPhone 4s record Apple big mouth will be shouting numbers.
And for the 4s users this is not a worthy upgrade only for 3GS and iP4 users should be interested in this.
92. quickweevil (Posts: 51; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)
Apple NEVER spouts numbers. Just wait until their next earnings call. They let everyone know how many they sold. I work at a Verizon agent and we've taken twice as many preorders for the iPhone 5 as we have any other phone including the 4S in one day.
9. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I think one of the Twilight movies still holds the record for biggest opening night ever.
Sales do not equal quality. I can't reinforce this concept enough.
12. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)
the first twilight movie holds the record for biggest opening for a female director. i believe The Dark Knight had the record for biggest opening ever(?) or was it HP7 Part2... cant rmb :/
well at least e first twilight isnt as bad as the other 3 twilight movies -.- and dont get me wrong, twilight was bad
16. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)
just did a quick google, Avengers is the biggest opening ever, followed by HP7 Part 2, than The Dark Knight Rises
37. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
The dark knight rises has the highest opening for a 2D film, Avengers is the highest if 3D films included.
19. Savage (unregistered)
Hardly a surprise.
24. thelegendofmari (Posts: 5; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
I totally agree! Blown away...please lets be real, you haven't launched a new design in two YEARS...obviously the fan base is going to loose their nuts!!! So obvious WTF!
20. AndroidShiz (Posts: 145; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)
Since watching that Jimmy Kimmel video showing the average iPhone buyer no doubt, they could always substitute the lack of iP5s with the 4 or 4s. Their blind loyalty will override their common sense, and the illusion will become more real than a Chris Angel trick. They could do this every year.
22. fr33h33l (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 May 2012)
Honestly, what else where you expecting Apple to say at this point?
Anything that comes out of Cupertino is marketing. If anything, the Apple vs. Samsung trial revealed once and for all that what Apple says is not a reflection of reality (unless they manage to sway reality by their statements, which sadly has happened on occasions).
26. Gaytor (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)
Definitely a surprise. There is nothing new there. Strange because S3 and Note 2 should be more than thought provoking enough to make some ifans hink it over befor to i5. Think the metal bbody and nice interface is just such a strong lure. Demand will reduce outside US for sure.