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Cupertino blown away by demand for Apple iPhone 5

0. phoneArena 15 Sep 2012, 01:49 posted on

The first day of pre-orders for the Apple iPhone 5 found strong demand for the device across all carriers and models; after the fairly tepid response to the Apple iPhone 4S, pre-orders for the Apple iPhone 5 led Apple spokesman to say that Apple has been "blown away" by the demand for the phone...

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posted on 15 Sep 2012, 12:02 1

122. jopancy (Posts: 74; 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.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 12:44

127. shamatuu (Posts: 159; 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?

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 13:15

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

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 16:16 2

141. darkkjedii (Posts: 23445; 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

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 16:23

143. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

People love mediocrity! YAAAAAAAAY

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 18:30

149. flipjzn (Posts: 257; 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?!

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 18:40 1

150. deathyyy (Posts: 101; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)

Uh. What?

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 21:50

152. agentoj (Posts: 105; 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.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 08:28

160. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

Perhaps, the Note 2 is a better upgrade if they can bear with the size. I'd personally waited for the S4 though.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 02:29 2

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

Cliff-Notes answer is that T-Mo doesn't have compatible frequencies for the iPhone.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 02:07 6

6. wendygarett (unregistered)

Why T-Mobile doesn't offer iPhone...

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 04:44

39. wendygarett (unregistered)

But tmo offer in europe, why not the home countries :(

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 05:17

43. ghostnexus (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

But doesn't T-mobile take iPhones if they are unlocked?

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 11:58

121. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; 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.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 12:02

123. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; 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.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 02:15 14

7. Android1 (Posts: 59; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)

Because they (T-Mobile) are wise .. lol

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 04:52 4

41. wendygarett (unregistered)

That's why I always prefer sprint over tmo :)

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 02:17 4

8. hateftotti (Posts: 202; Member since: 03 May 2011)

Who knows how many devices were sold?
Maybe even they did not expect to sell 1000units in each carrier:))

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 04:41

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.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 10:25 1

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.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 02:23 6

9. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; 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.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 02:26 3

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

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 02:31 1

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

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 04:31

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.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 07:58

66. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)

idk lol. it is what google said

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 02:34 3

19. Savage (unregistered)

Hardly a surprise.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 02:42 2

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!

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 02:36 3

20. AndroidShiz (Posts: 154; 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.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 02:38 2

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).

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 02:49 1

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.

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