T-Mobile says first day Apple iPhone 5 sales were huge; device sold like "Gangbusters"
0. phoneArena 13 Apr 2013, 04:05 posted on
Pointintg out that customers had been lining up at nearly all T-Mobile outlets, the carrier's CMO said that the launch of the Apple iPhone 5 on the nation's fourth largest carrier went like "gangbusters" as well it should have considering that demand for the device had built up over nearly six long years since the phone's 2007 launch on AT&T...
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30. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3722; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
That's a rather silly assumption. A new iPhone comes out every year. I'm sure most people know that. The previous year's iPhone always sells incredibly well after the newer one has arrived.
4. darkkjedii (Posts: 20085; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Good for Tmobile. I think they're on to something big with their new direction.
33. lyndon420 (Posts: 3991; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
I agree. They will be setting a new standard that carriers will need to follow to stay competitive.
37. darkkjedii (Posts: 20085; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
You said Lyndon. I think AT&T, and Verizon will step up first followed by sprint. The contracts need to go away, cuz new phones pop up much faster than contracts expire.
24. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 590; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)
My friendly neighborhood T-Mobile was packed with iPhone buyers. Luckily I just went there to pay my bill and play with the Blackberry Z10. I had it all to myself. I felt as happy as a sucker fish in an aquarium...HA!
28. BiN4RY (Posts: 83; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
Is this suppose to be surprising? This has always been the case of iPhones up until this point
42. jroc74 (Posts: 5996; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Basically....lol. When has the iPhone not sold like gang busters when it launched on a carrier?
This is supposed to be big deal? It not selling like gang busters woulda been bigger news.
47. AamirSIII (banned) (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)
i really dont understand the mentality of people standing in lines for this phone.. 2 days ago my brother gave me his iPhone 4S and asked me to update it. the iOS was on version 5.1 cause he did not use his iPhone for quite some time.i thought it would be simple as android.i just went to the updated and downloaded the update.but when it started to install the update the phone went into permanent Download mode... later i read on the apple forums that it was an issue with many iPhone 4S that upgrading from iOS 5.x to 6.x made the phone go to download mode...
i got too much worried cause u know the price of iPhones... then i had to reset the device with everything wiped off from device...
long story short, u guys cant imagine how much i got panicked for this mishap...
i have it in my mind to get the iPad 5 when it comes out just to have a feel of iOS but after this incident im thinking of passing this idea...
48. donfem (Posts: 642; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
At the end of the day, the total sales figure should be considered if that affected the domination of Android
55. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
U guys seriously need too take a chill pill. Just buy the phone u like & stop fighting over every article. I choose android is because thats what i like. Plus i like too have a bigger
68. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
latest rumor on the next Iphone is it might be 4'7 inches, with 1080 Retina HD display.
71. tedkord (Posts: 10675; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
That would change everything. Again. (Back to 2012)
76. marions (Posts: 13; Member since: 19 May 2012)
Good for TMob. The more competition the more likely customers of all carriers will get better pricing and treatment for using their services. Regarding the IPhone 5, I am definitely not an Iphone fanboy, but I dropped by ATT today to check out the new HTC One, toyed with it, made a few test phone calls. I am looking for a solid smartphone with good call quality. Disappointed once more with the HTC One here, though the reviews all say they had clear quality. Nada. The ONLY smartphone that I have tested over the past 6 months that has had good clear voice quality is the IPhone 5. Granted give and take here and there with features, specs, sound, but Apple deserves credit where credit is due. Their phone are reliable, sturdy, have good voice quality, and don't self-destruct because of lack of updates (ie Motorola fiasco with Bionic, Droid x2, HTC previously with Thunderbolt and throwing out phones left and right which are not updated after a few months. That is what Android has become. You just can't trust anything Android to be current after about 6 months.
78. AlMal (Posts: 29; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
Every new iPhone sells well, especially when Apple creates huge noise before the new launch.