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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27. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
You guys are so naive.
Every new iPhone release will beyond doubt blow the previous one away..it's how things go when you create a user base and popularity status of this magnitude.
It's the same thing, just to a bit lesser magnitude, that started to roll with the Galaxy series.
But things will even out next year, imo.
Now the Galaxy S has a large user base that will only increase with the word of mouth and, given that it's cheaper and way more capable than iPhone, the demand for the next one should probably double compared to the S3 - which will put it right next to iPhone.
Apple's problem is that once the world finally embraces android through the popularity of the Galaxy series, it just can't prevent iPhone from becoming a Mac of the handheld market.
100. Aeires (unregistered)
Well said but I wouldn't limit it just to the S3. I believe there are going to be some incredible Nexus devices getting ready to be released. In the past Nexus haven't sold well but this time Google will advertise them like the Nexus 7. Explosion of consumer choice on the horizon.
29. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
At least no news of idiot people camping outside stores weeks and months ahead. I swear they must be paid to do that bulls**t. I don't mind the phone, its the people that annoys me. I know, its none of my business, but sometimes you just can't ignore that crap. Can't wait to see pic, more or less advertisement, of first guy jumping up for joy after purchase iPhone. Guarantee, same style pic everytime.
31. Nookie4u (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)
Lol, look at someone thumbing everyone down, obviously an iFan
44. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Let him. He is probably driving the economy with his peers. Good for them. Let's just hope they don't put everything on credit.
32. mercorp (Posts: 992; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
I'm proud not to be one of them.
Wish to preorder note 2,raxr hd,lumia 920 instead...
34. Chuck.Norris (unregistered)
I am going to line up to buy an Iphone 5 only to smash it to smithereens in front of everyone waiting.
55. frydaexiii (Posts: 1388; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
That could be the stupidest thing you could ever do...Not only did you just waste your time lining up, you've also already given Apple the money, they couldn't careless what you do with it.
Best thing to do is just ignore it's existence.
68. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
even better - wait for the first person to leave the apple store/att store with an iphone 5 - take it and smash it...and run
35. J1919 (Posts: 32; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
I find this thing so ugly to be honest. It's like too long + narrow.
The Meizu MX loks 100x better and I use that phone as an example because it's what I thought the iP5 would look had it been designed by people who gave a f*ck.
42. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
That is nice PR talk. Some real number will be even nicer. More mind blowing.
45. Dr.Android (Posts: 19; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
only crazy people will get iphone 5! its not that i hate apple, its just that i expected iphone 5 to beat SIII. i dont get why someone would wanna buy such a lame device when SIII is much better and htc is going to release its monster device on 19th september that broke all the benchmark records. A four inch screen with no increase in width is so lame. moreover some apps are still to be updated to fit on 4.0". Now thats just LAME!!!
49. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
well even iP4S is better then iP5 its plian copy with nothing new except the price bravo Apple u made another joke on apple fans
46. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
most guys are dumbest i ever seen iPhones dont have SD card yet they say its ok iphone dont need it if other phones dont have SD card they start craying and bashing all the articles cant understand the the level of that
48. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
even true this will be the peak damand and final first week will go high on sales rest time it will stay down like copy phone they made it
51. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1150; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
guys only like 10% the rest are uneducated consumers that buy what's hot
53. pkiran1996 (Posts: 166; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
Think I will stick to buying a phone that has NFC, compatible bluetooth, expandable storage and an HD screen.
57. badini007 (Posts: 18; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)
The below clip proves that people who are using Apple phones really dont know the difference between iphone5 & iphone4s. Just watch below clip you will understand what I mean,
After seeing this clip I came to this conclusion that arguing with apple fanboys is waste of time & energy.
60. plgladio (Posts: 313; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
if it's true then no comments, we have people like this in every OS..
71. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
that video made my day i cant belive how crack people are for iphone
96. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
I believe a lot of people will be disappointed when they received their iphone 5 in their hands and may end up in emergency wards in hospital when their phones proved not to be like Apple has advertised ,especially since Iphones sales are final .
59. ogtomasx (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)
Iphone 5 lol what a fail..... Quad-core phone are coming out next month that will take a crap on the Iphone5 Lg has a 2gb ram 13 Mp 1366x780 display 4.6 WoW..... That is badadd people are just stupid apple sucks they are just playing catch up..
93. quickweevil (Posts: 51; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)
Who cares about the specs?! Apple releases a phone with half the specs that runs twice as smooth as any Android phone! I had a Galaxy Nexus on Verizon for 6 months. I put a JB ROM and custom kernel and it still wasn't as smooth as my iPhone 4S. Some, not all, of you Android fans are compensating for something...
103. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
Thats a lie and u know it ,your name alone spells it out
61. Suts_97 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 May 2012)
I wonder if the Galaxy S3 was made by Apple, how would be the sales?
62. djoscar4u (Posts: 59; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)
All you guys in here need to get a life and stop getting in people's business. If they want to buy an iPhone 5 let it be, Its not your money. I don't know but I'm thinking about getting the iPhone 5. Reason why is cause a lot of minorities now on days all they have is androids phones. Smh... You will look better with an iPhone on your hand plus it's a good phone.
67. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)
and bcos of ur comment, i wont be getting an iPhone. i'd rather be with the minorities and have an android phone, than to hold an iPhone with someone as disgusting as you
75. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
You have bigger issues if you need an iPhone to make yourself look good. Godspeed...
77. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
here what iphoners look likehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v
recap of someones shared vedio
63. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)
I'm sure the majority of the pre orders are from people who skipped the 4S because it wasn't much different. So, the 4 to the 5 is a huge upgrade.
64. Naitto (Posts: 50; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)
Seem Japan has to give them away.
KDDI Corp. and SoftBank Mobile Corp. said Friday it will make the 16-gigabyte model of Apple Inc.'s smartphone iPhone 5 available for free if subscribers stick with the model for at least two years. ("KDDI, SoftBank to offer 'free' iPhone 5," 2012).
69. kindlefireowner (Posts: 487; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
I love Apple hate. 99% of Apple hate is based on nothing factual. Apple reports there earnings every 3 months and give out the exact numbers of what they sold every product. They can't lie or there will get a Security Exchange Commission investigation.
For you android lover's Samsung never breaks down there phones sales in there earnings report. So you have no factual clue of have many the S3 sold.
116. kindlefireowner (Posts: 487; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Have you ever read a samsung earnings report. Have you ever read a Apple earnings report. Do you even know what a earnings report is.
72. Ruckus (Posts: 277; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
No surprises here, we've had far more iPhone 5 pre orders than the GS3 or the iPhone 4S combined.
On a side note I love how people say its lacking any upgrade to the phone! All phone companies release phones constantly with little to no actual upgrade in the device. If I had a nickel for everytime Samsung or Motorola did this, I could buy everyone ice cream ^_^
79. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
well not suprise apple fans are getting dumber after every iphone release for sure they soon need a iphone to s**t even
97. Ruckus (Posts: 277; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
Do you even hear yourself speak? What major upgrade did the GS2 have over the first galaxy? What major upgrade did the DROID Razr have over the bionic?
From what your considering apple fans to be dumb about in retrospect is the same an apple fan could say about Android fans.
126. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
i have no idea about android but i know wp8 is totally new thing + nokia 920 is i think having like atlest 4+ new things that are not even present on currect phones
builtin wireless charging(not for extra cash or new back cover)
super sensitive touchscreen
Camera tech for image stablilizer
yes WP8 which is new and possibly nect Gen OS with latest kernel for any moblie. well this one is for all wp8.
in comparison why dont you start telling what new in iPhone perhaps i dont know wht did apple did except adding 1+ row for icons huh (that one makes me laugh)
by what i meant that apple fans gets dumber is that you people are stoppng to think and letting apple thiink whats best for you guys and u blindly follow not that i am saying 100% apple fans but from the response of people i can say most. Most dont think what is iPhone5 exactly or dont know a jack about it but they will buy it even they got ip4s well that good for them but its funny watching them buying same thing again and again
95. quickweevil (Posts: 51; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)
Same here with our preorders. It's not even close.
108. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
you must have made this report up because i certainly didnt hear it from apple ,because their iphone 5 pre orders certainly didnt pass the iphone 4s. this would have been headlined in every media house-DOWN WITH THE LIES
146. Ruckus (Posts: 277; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
Im speaking of where I work. Just one business, as im guessing quickweevil is as well.
73. Iphone4 (unregistered)
iPhone 5 looks very nice but expensive and neno sim? Not for me give a miss for now
74. tphantom (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)
This just shows that vast majority of Apple users do not know jack about what they are getting. This want one just to say "I have an Iphone". Not being bias. I just feel people need to research on what they are about to purchase.
113. tphantom (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)
oops! I was typing too fast. You all know what I meant to say.
78. darkvadervip (Posts: 363; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
Some of you all are stupid. I own a 4s and like the 5 even though its not a completely new phone just like my note but I will get the note 2 when it comes out. Just like what you like and stop hating plus I'm get a windows 8 tablet when it comes out. It's called versatility.
81. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
I dont believe apple was sold out with many orders as purported to be because if they had surpassed the 4s numbers they would have been shouting victory from the house top on every available media house ,so this means that the numbers is less than expected which is less than the 4s. the pre orders for the 5 is less than the 4s and thats why they are already sold out and they also seems to have a limited amount of phones ready ,hence the delay for shipment too which is pushed back ,this is another Apple deception to the unsuspecting public.Wise up people ,fans or not.
82. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
It is part of how they market the phone - smart on their part.
85. archangel9 (Posts: 233; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)
It's no surprise that the Iphone 5 is going to sell because these ignorant iSheep wants to be part of the "in" crowd. Get a few pro athletes and rappers to advertise it and Cupertino has them in a lock. NOTHING IS IMPRESSIVE about this phone period. Android been having this for months .
101. Ruckus (Posts: 277; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
Nothing impressive about the iPhone 5? Really? Then why does Samsung use Apples patents?? What major upgrade did the GS3 have over the GS2?
I swear Fandroids are incredibly ignorant. Without the iPhone, the Android os would be pathetic. Competition creates better technology. If I were you id embrace both and hope that WP will be innovative.
114. teerex42 (Posts: 185; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)
Hate to burst ur bubble there but it seems to me samsung makes parts for apple, but yet apple is suing them!!! hmm..soooo...that would make me believe that they are on the downward spiral, trying to do whatever it takes for samsung/androind not to take over as the phone/technology to have. As far as technology, if you think siri is great, it has nothing on google now!!! personal preference with natural voice reply back versus robotic, also giving me answers on actual questions, not gimics and answering my jokes.
I do agree that they should all share technology as it will help with creativity and the like by adjusting or tweaking the technology to do something different much like siri, versus google now. Iphones design is a failure with it looking the same since it came out years ago. Samsungs s3 blows away the iphone as far as specs and looks as far as I'm concerned. It looks nothing like the iphone.
I'm all for embracing each others technology but as far as what I see with having an s3 and looking at the iphone and its specs apple has nothing on samsung/android. Maybe it's the company you choose verizon, att, sprint, tmobile, but at least on verizon i choose android/samsung everyday.
86. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
I'm amazed at how brand recognition does wonders. It could probably break another sales record for them. . .
88. johnny9000 (Posts: 46; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)
Um, this article might need its facts checked a bit. A major turnaround from last year? How is this any different from last year? The iphone 4S went on backorder of 1 to 2 weeks the first day it went up for preorder, the iphone 5 has done the same thing. By the time it was released, the iphone 4S was on 3-4 week backorder, I'm sure this will be no different. Major turnaround? That's like saying the 4S didn't sell well at all.