Apple expected to sell about 8 million iPhone 5s by the end of launch weekend

Apple expected to sell about 8 million iPhone 5s by the end of launch weekend
After the success Apple had with those pre-orders (the company accumulated over 2 million pre-orders for its iPhone 5 during the first 24 hours), now some analysts have decided to try their luck at guessing the number of iPhone 5s Apple is going to move during the weekend after the official release of the device.

Piper Jaffray analysts Gene Munster and Douglas Clinton, who have quite a record when it comes to Apple, seem to be pretty confident that if Apple managed to register over 2 million pre-orders during the first 24 hours, it'll easily be able to sell some 8 million actual units by the end of this coming weekend.

Some of the things that has led them to believe this are that last year's iPhone 4S managed to generate about 1 million pre-orders, half of what the iPhone 5 achieved. Then, during the first three days of being on sale, Apple sold about 4 million 4S's. Apparently, Gene and Douglas think that the 2x more pre-orders of the iPhone 5 are an indicator that the manufacturer will be able to move 2x more units by the end of the first weekend.

Whether or not this is really going to happen remains to be seen. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S III, probably the iPhone 5's biggest rival, has just managed to sell over 20 million units after its first three months on the market.

via: RegHardware

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1. wendygarett unregistered

LOL iphone 5s

4. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Haha even PA is getting confused with the similar iphones lol The iphone 5s could design wise be one step closer to the iphone 10 dream design reality:

5. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

didnt the Galaxy S3 have 9 Million Pre Orders and until now it is the fastest selling gadget ever ??? and thats WITHOUT the US market...

7. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

The S3 got 9 million pre orders from telecoms from all around the world. and no matter what they still sold 20 million in 100 days and apple is going to sell 20 million in like 12 days or lesser

20. weinerslav

Posts: 126; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

And... I don't understand why people care so much about numbers, Hitler had a lot of followers, look where that took him...


Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

You Really Think That??? Funny

48. tedkord

Posts: 17317; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Bit defensive there, aren't ya?

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not sure but I think the 4S mite b the faster selling of the two. Maybe jus the top selling, not sure...both r great phones though.

47. Hemlocke unregistered

There are no hard figures, but the best estimates peg the 4s at 30+ million over three months.

6. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

its just a small mistake, it was supposed to be "iphone 5's" he didn't say 5S's......a capital "S" will be used to indicate the next iphone if its not the iphone 6

10. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Not enough to stop my laugh :)

13. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

actually, there are a few mistakes in many articles, which is understandable, i told that just to avoid confusion, you are free to laugh as much as you want to....... but the biggest mistakes were found in the articles related to the new lumia phones, even the specs were wrong.....

11. g2a5b0e unregistered

Actually, no. Grammatically, iPhone 5s is correct. iPhone5's would indicate possession. ex: Johns: more than one John John's: indicates that something belongs to John

15. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

exactly, i know that, but if u read the entire article, its written that Apple sold about 4 million 4S's(actually, it should be 4Ses) so it would be 5's its wrong but it will avoid confusion......

37. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Perhaps the reason why apple didnt call the iphone 5 by its realistical title of the iphone 4ss. The grammar errors and confusion would have siri scratching her virtual head

28. ˇಠ_ಠˇ

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

You can actually use an apostrophe to show the plural of a single number, so both 5s and 5's work.

9. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011


22. Apple_Royally_

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Apple has yet will do it again: sales will reach peak high, people will be lining up, shares have rised to 700, & will rise, there will be 1 word all over the world, the iP5. This changes everything, & will conquest, while others will forfeit. We all over the World, the fans, users, Royallys, thanks Apple once yet again! And thanks PhoneArena to.


Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Apple Computers are great their phones not so much!

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dang dude I love iOS but mannnn u sound like an idictator lol. Thumbs down. Can't wait to get my ip5 tho

53. dr_fajardo12

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

8. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

So iPhone5s is coming already? or PA is just over-excited ;)

12. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

This is just stunning! Apple have killed all the survivors. With all the free cash they have got(and counting), my proposalt to them is to buy all the mobile sector, including LG, Samsung, Moto and Nokia and be over with them all! :)

17. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

Shino, they are sure trying, because they know their phone does not compete with the samsung galaxy s3 and what moto is going to be coming out now that google owns them. The end of the iphone era is well underway ;) The same old people buy the same old tired design and specs that doesn't compete with the s3's specs. The iphone 5 just got 4G, way old news, 4G has been out for well over a year now. Dual core? ha that's been out now for quite some time. You can continue to buy that old technology Shino but I'll keep looking in awe at my beautiful 720P 4.8 inch super amoled hd screen. You can have ur woopie 4 inch non hd screen haha :p

21. weinerslav

Posts: 126; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

LOL, best comment ever, lets all become a copy of each other! And after that, world peace for everyone!


Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

When that happens i wont get anything apple!!!! Ill go back to usuing a homephone. Apple can not dominate the the wireless industry!! the reason why apple is so great is because they swagger jacking stuff from the other OS and putting patents on stuff that don't belong to them!! i bet you didn't know that event ho apple has its on software the UI they have was Samsung's to begin with why you think they in such an uproar over Samsung that's they competition. FOR ALL THE IPHONE FANS THAT HAVE BEEN WITH APPLE SINCE THE LAUNCH OF THE FIRST IPHONE YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE AOS. THAT 5 HAVS FEATURES THAT THE ANDROID HAD OVER A YEAR AGO SO APPLE NEEDS TO CATCH UP!!!

32. Abbath

Posts: 99; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Samsung managed to sell 20million units competing with Apple but importantly with all other android phones! Andorid mops the floor with Apple haha

49. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

If your talking about sales then that's an obvious. They have $40 prepaid androids now. Android has powerful devices but take away the low end devices and ios would probably surpass Android. Im curious to see how the iPhone 4 will sell now that its free.

14. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

There's not much to talk about when it comes to the iphone5 except how much its selling.

19. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

It's because it's old news, same phone with the exception of an upgraded processor and 4g and screen which all has been done over the past year with other phones. There's nothing new and exciting about the new iphone. The galaxy s3 blows it away!!!!! Wait until you see what LG is coming out with, with the Optimus G..wait until next year when the lg, motorola and samsungs of the world have technology that apple tries to catch up with 2 years behind at least.

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