Global iPhone preorders pegged at the staggering 16 million, AT&T breaks its own sales record


Brace yourself, the reports on record-breaking Apple iPhone launch weekend sales are coming! AT&T just issued a short quip that it had the best iPhone preorders in history. 

In the words of Glenn Lurie, CEO of AT&T: "It was a terrific day for our customers and us. This is our biggest iPhone, pre-order launch day ever. When you combine our best-pricing, the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network, and a service experience that leads the industry, iPhone customers who choose AT&T win." 

Expect more of these stories today, as the first hard numbers start to fold in. As for the actual total preorder numbers, the rumors are that Apple got a grand total of 16 million preorders for the new iPhones, and who knows how many more over the weekend. If these hold water, we can put things in perspective by comparing with last year's double iPhone 5s/5c date, where preorders over the first weekend reached the 9 million mark. If Apple has indeed managed to pull the 16 million figure off, expect the stock price to start a unrelenting march to new heights, barring some unforeseen events in the market.

source: AT&T & Laoyaoba via G4Games

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131 Comments

1. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

16 million people bought it without knowing they're getting a 2012 hardware LMAO

5. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Typical Androtaku post. The A8 alone is worth more than the whole GNE.

6. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Enjoy that 720p-ish screen LOL

7. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

lol haters gonna hate. we saw how that 1gb ram destroys note 4

12. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

If you think that 'speed test' is something to do with RAM then you're actually justifying your profile pic by demonstrating how stupid cats actually are.

30. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

It is, Lmao.

41. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

lol butthurt haters lol

17. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

LMAO Is that how iTrolls brainwashing themselves nowadays? Note 4 isn't even out yet LMAO Let's just say iPhone does open apps a millisecond faster than the note 4.That still doesn't change the fact that the new iPhone rocks a 720p-ish display LMAO It's madddd funny see that iTrolls are getting so excited over NFC LOL welcome to 2012 guys!! LMAO

26. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

It's not even yet release but what would happen when they release to the market. Yes, they can sell but not 16 million unit in 24 hour, tsk tsk. 720p-ish display rock the world, LOL. Lmao, iDroid.

44. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

lol calm down dont be angry lol go cry somewher else

99. metalspy101

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

ohh now you want him to calm down...SMH

88. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Considering I have never had any use for the NFC on my Android, it is quite welcoming to actually be able to do something with it on the new iPhones

130. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You mean the exact same thing you could have been doing with it on all those Android phones the last year or two (well, one of the many things)?

29. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Yes, haters gonna hate every iPhone will release.

53. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

You are considering that as a review??? It proves your technical knowledge kid...

70. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

lol everything is clear but you dont wanna admit it lol

27. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

You mean on the 4.7 right? The 5.5 does have a 1080p screen.

37. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

1080p's 2013 LOL Other flagships are moving on to QHD LOL

45. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

yeah with lags lol

52. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Yeah just like all iPhones. I guess Android copied that, too.

69. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

lol even with 8 cores it still lags. that is the power of android lmfao

73. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Single core or 3689 cores, lag is lag. Android's gotta stop copying apple.

131. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They're was enough irony in that comment to throw off a compass.

54. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

SAY it isn't so troll? So now 1080p is 2013?what about every flagship besides the g3 this year? Are they 2013 too

59. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

2013's flagships such as M7,GS4,GN3,N5,G2,etc all have 1080p displays. I think you'll be better off saying apple invented the 1080p display. SAY it isnt't so iTroll?

64. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Answer the question troll.. So are this year's flagships 2013 phones? If you knew me I'm an android user oneplus one and like wp, I do not like apple products

68. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Hey genius, just like you don't know me, I don't know who the hack you are either and I don't care. So don't act like you're someone special here. iPhone 4, which came out in 2011 has 640p display. Does that mean it's a 2013's flagship for Apple? I mean iPhone 5S,which came out in 2013 has 640p. FYI, GN4 & GNE also rocks QHD, troll.

90. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

So I'm the troll? Wow you are a sharp one aren't you.

114. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

WoW that really hurt. You must be really sharp LOL Oh BTW, why don't you answer my question....troll? You're a joke just like all the iTrolls here.

72. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

You really don't know phones do you? Heres a link to PA with 1080P phoneshttp://www.phonearena.com/phones/Camera/1080p+video I believe you getting recording 1080P video with Screen resolutions. The LG G3 is the first 1080P phone to be released. all the phones you mentioned are 720P. At the end of the day why do you care what Apple does? If you like Android stick with them. I have a Note 3, its 720P but records 1080P.

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