Pre-orders for Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus rise 375% year-over-year at Sprint

Pre-orders for Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus rise 375% year-over-year at Sprint
Earlier this morning, we told you that pre-orders for the Apple iPhone 7 from T-Mobile subscribers were "four times bigger than the (pre-orders for the) iPhone 6," according to CEO John Legere. At Sprint, during the first three-days that pre-orders were being accepted, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus reservations rose 375% year-over-year in comparison to Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus pre-orders.

There are reasons for the early success. The Apple iPhone 7 scored strongly at AnTuTu where it broke records with a score above 178,000. In addition to being powerful, the new iPhone models are the first to have an IP certification rating. In this case it is IP67 which means that in theory, the phone can be submerged in up to 3.2 feet of water for as long as 30 minutes, and escape unscathed. However we don't expect too many people to test this out since the phone's warranty does not include water damage. Higher capacity batteries are adding approximately two additional hours of battery life to this year's iPhone units.

All four major U.S. carriers have deals that offer a free iPhone 7. While the phone is free, you do need to lay out the $650 for it in advance, and get reimbursed with bill credits over 24 months. And of course, Apple is getting an additional lift from the issues that rival Samsung is having with the Galaxy Note 7. Since no one is selling the Android powered device at the moment, Apple might be scoring some more sales of the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus than expected.


source: Sprint

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iPhone 7
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1960 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 7 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2900 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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47 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Unlimited Data + the greatest phone ever = rise in preorders.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I wouldn't call it the greatest phone ever, but I agree. This year Apple did really well :D.

9. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

It's most certainly not the greatest phone ever without the inclusion of a headphone jack. However, it certainly is an awesome device and the #1 performance device hands down. I was going to purchase one, but decided not to because of that got damn headphone jack. I'm holding on to my awesome Nexus 6P for a bit longer. #NoDongleLifeForMe

11. khankirputsmurf

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

Can't help but think that the pre order percentage is this high thanks to samsung messing up their flagship phone. Apple executives sure will be delighted to hear the pre order number.

12. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

It would have been high regardless, but you're correct, Samsung Note 7 ExplosionGate is definitely helping.

16. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And you seem delighted to see Apple benefiting off Samsung's misfortune with the Note7.

25. khankirputsmurf

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

Any problem Samsung sheep? You get really butthurt whenever someone brings samsung explosive phone to the equation. I wonder is this your way of getting attention of your attentionless life.

27. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

That comment was completely unnecessary and utterly false.

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Dude take T-Mobile news and Sprints news with a grain of salt. Percentages don't mean much. 375%? How many pre-order did Sprint do last year? Think of it this way. If last year they only did 2M pre-orders, 3 times that amount isnt all that much. According to the facts. Sprint, which is the first carrier to start the iPhone 4Ever Plan, actually got the least buyers of the iPhone vs ATT, VZW and even T-mobile. In the course of a year ATT usually sells roughly 15M iPhones, while VZW comes next and then T and Sprint. Let's just wait and see what the actual sales end up being. Also remember this, out of the 75M iPhone sold in Apple's Q1 last year, only 12M were actually the newest model. If you take 12M and divide it to just 4 carriers, that only 3M each. But consider the iPhone was release in several countries at first, that leaves 1M or less each just for the USA alone.

40. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I would love to know where you're getting your information because all I see is random numbers.

42. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Techie doesn't do "information". He improvised that entire post.......such an amazing comedian.

43. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

he always talks in circles

23. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

There's probably a lot of switching going on. Until Verizon and AT&T announce similar jumps, it doesn't matter. T-mobile and sprint are the underdogs with the best deals so this is expected

28. AlikMalix unregistered

And what would your excuse be if Samsung didn't have the explosion issues? For crying out loud - iPhone sell because they're different from android offering - and people like what Apple is doing, doesn't matter if Samsung phones are exploding or not. You cheap excuses pieces of s**t. Stop an annoying other members with your same old excuses why iPhones are selling well - they're awesome devices - they bring new things to mobile scene with every iteration - people love iOS more than android - f**kEN ENOUGH!!! Lazy little trolls. Come up with new excuses for once!!!

13. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 944; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

When is the new Nexus out?

17. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

I'm assuming you mean the Google Pixel phones, since Nexus is apparently done. I've heard early October.

33. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

It's the greatest iphone since iphone!

6. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2272; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Unlimited "Limited" Data with 3GB mobile hotspot is included in the plan and can only stream up to 480p. For $20 more you can stream up to 1080p. Lot's of catches regarding "unlimited" data.

15. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 654; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

As I've said before - this only proves that iPhone users consider Apple removing standard functions of the phone exciting and worthy of an upgrade. Don't come crying to Apple when they remove your screen or speakers claiming it's an improvement.

19. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Apple could even remove the battery from the iPhone and sell it's battery back as a seperate accessory, it will still sell very well.

44. llk171

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 31, 2013

Reality is that it's the fandroids who relentlessly defend android no matter what. The phones are literally exploding yet you guys used this to attack apple.

20. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Imagine an iPhone with no internal battery, and the battery pack being separately sold by Apple, as an accessory... Won't it still excel in sales?

24. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 654; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

My thoughts are absolutely. Apple should put the two of us on their think tank, I'm sure we could think of plenty of things to remove for a big fat paycheck.

45. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

And ....Samsung will do the same in a couple if not sooner, once they are done dealing with the landmines problem.

22. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

Now this is an example of the next big thing properly. Take note Samsung. You release the S7 and Note 7 and they are NEVER on backorder. you can just walk in and buy on launch day. not the case for iphone7. shipment dates well into Nov Now

38. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

if you're stuck back in 2013 and are looking at the xperia z when comparing it to this. Seriously, why must you always speak nonsense?

2. MrHate

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

But people here have told me that the iPhone was done at that the 7 would be a huge fail and that Samsung would destroy Apple?? Hm..Now I'm confused.

7. AlikMalix unregistered

It's only a fail if it doesn't work for you and you bought it!!! For example I try android devices every two years (dodged he billet, this year would have been note 7, but I'm not due for an upgrade till 2017). But android requires too much input to do why iOS does automatically. I give don't give two shnits about "customization". The two things I liked in all of android was the s-pen and "always-on" display. Everything else is "Meh" and extremely overhyped and a lot, A LOT, of android is counterproductive. Some people will enjoy that though - for me it would be a huge step back to move to android - as I need a tool - a predictable tool - not a tinkering device. Before the usual suspects start throwing flame - this is my opinion, it's a tried and true opinion - it's an opinion that millions and millions share. Get over yourself - I do understand why you choose android. Please understand why I choose iOS!!!

46. llk171

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 31, 2013

Summed it up perfectly. The overwhelming majority of android features are gimmicks. Whereas, Apples are well thought out and work out of the box. The other thing I like about apple is that I can literally take my handset to any other carrier on the planet and have all the features available from the get go. My note, hell no, I have to get the other variant for a phone even in the same country. Lets also not forget how convenient it is to get a phone repaired or replaced at any apple store. I just purchased a mid-range LG tablet that was released in June and it's utter garbage. It doesn't even have a screen light sensor, yet folks are going to crap on about Apple. In comparison, my 3.5 year old mini still does not miss a beat or lag like this LG.

3. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

the brand value!!!

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