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T-Mobile says first day Apple iPhone 5 sales were huge; device sold like "Gangbusters"

0. phoneArena posted on 13 Apr 2013, 04:05

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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posted on 13 Apr 2013, 07:19 13

5. HASHTAG (unregistered)

Well I mean, they didn't have to sign a contract so they could just easily sell their iPhone 5 and pick up the 5S, right?

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 21:56

67. darkkjedii (Posts: 24913; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Guess he had no clue about that HASH

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 07:24 19

6. TerryCrowley (Posts: 194; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)

I know the iPhone 5S will be out later this year. Most people are aware of this. However i've noticed the main difference between iPhone users and Android users is that most iPhone users don't have to have the latest and greatest. iPhones age a lot better than Android phones.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 07:54 6

7. ebubekir26 (Posts: 334; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

you obviously have 5 PhoneArena Accounts
it's impossible that you have 5 likes and 0 dislikes for that comment
here, take my dislike and wait for the my other Android brothers to read the comments

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 08:10 10

9. TerryCrowley (Posts: 194; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)

I have one account lol.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 08:01 9

8. blingblingthing (Posts: 578; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

@ TerryCrowley.

No way. Your Iphone doesn't only compete against itself, it does against other makes too. When you have Androids with Bigger 720p and 1080P screens, double the ram and 4x more processing cores your Non HD dual core phone is behind.

It only seems like its up there with Android since its the latest Apple phone. Truth is just about everything in an Iphone has been passed by Team Android.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 08:13 10

10. TerryCrowley (Posts: 194; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)

The reason why most Android phones are irrelevant to iPhone users is due to poor prior experiences with Android devices that were wayy behind the curve of the iPhone. When I was in line I saw one guy updating from a Mytouch 4G and another fellow updating from a Motorola Cliq 2. Some people just don't like the experience Android has to offer and prefer iOS, despite the hardware. A certain few, like myself, just so happen to be bored after 4 years of Android, felt like trying an iPhone again.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 08:39 7

12. blingblingthing (Posts: 578; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

Kinda sad that people get mid range Android phones and then complain about a lacking experience. Most Android to Iphone moves I've seen is someone with some low - mid tier ANdroid to a hi mid - high end Iphone

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 08:49 2

13. Shinydesert (Posts: 62; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

Yup,totally true, I have seen the exact same thing. I bet you that if you get the Galaxy S3 or the LG Optimus G etc... Your experience will be very different.
The two devices he mentioned are uncomplete Android devices if you ask me.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 09:16 4

19. howardbarrett (Posts: 45; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)

low end high end didn't matter if the software couldn't utilize hardware acceleration. and that only happened way later with android 4.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 08:51 2

15. zig8100 (Posts: 236; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)

You said it yourself. Look at the phones they had. Bet you wouldn't see anyone trading their S3 , Note 2 or One S. They going to upgrade to HTC one's , Note 3's and S4's.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 09:15 10

18. TerryCrowley (Posts: 194; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)

@ all of you. You're all silly. Look at my profile, I've gone through A LOT of high end phones. I'm just bored of Android. Hardware bores me and I'm looking for a new software experience. Besides, at the time, the phones I mentioned were top of the line Android devices. They were comparable but werent leaps and bounds better than the iPhone.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 09:30 1

20. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)

If your looking for a new experience than u should be trying the Blackberry Z10 lol not same old Iphone...I do agree though Iphone is better than Android. Android lags that's why they keep adding better specs in hopes that it will finally speed up

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 09:32

21. Ninetysix (Posts: 2671; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

Does it have apps/games?

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 10:09 3

22. TerryCrowley (Posts: 194; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)

There is nothing Blackberry could do that would ever make me want to buy their phones again. They're a dead company. The last iPhone I had before just now was the 3GS with the black background and all. So it's a nice change up.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 10:17 7

23. phonemonkey (Posts: 168; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)

I liked every one of terry's comments.
Not because he knows the most about phones, but because he is not a raging idiot like most android fanboys.
It is completely immature to hate iphone's and hate iphone users simply because you DO NOT like the iphone.
Yes, the android does have better specs on most phones.
But ultimately it comes down to what the user wants.
I can't comprehend why you kids can't let it go and let other people be happy with what they want

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 11:34 2

31. TerryCrowley (Posts: 194; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)

Not to brag or nuthin but I do know quite a bit about phones. I used to flip used phones.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 14:56 1

52. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)

The new Blackberry is nothing like older ones. You know nothing about this Blackberry and yet u speak. Shame on you! If you go out with a new girl would u get to know her through her past or get to know who she is now? blackberry used to be at the top once and if they had the recipe to be there before they can do it again and Trust me when I say BB Z10 is way better than the Iphone 5..The only good thing about Iphone in comparison is Apps which BB is getting great new apps everyday and Siri which blackberry can make better through tweaking the software

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 14:24 1

49. thebikerboi2 (Posts: 144; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)

Ok your calling the iPhone an old experience but saying that blackberry could surpass it if you're wanting a new experience? NO! Blackberry are dead and buried.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 22:35

73. tedkord (Posts: 14120; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Welcome to 2013. The lag is gone. Personally, I had to load up about 7 different active apps to make my Gingerbread toting Thunderbolt lag. I can't even get my GS3 to lag (well, some custom kernels/roms do lag, but stock was flawless ). It's as smooth as an iphone, and much more functional.

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 00:37

77. blingblingthing (Posts: 578; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

All phones lag. My brother has an iPhone 5 and I've seen it lag. Android has phones with the best hardware because you have several manufactures competing against each other. Having better hardware is important to tell customers you have a better product.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 11:55 5

35. bigstrudel (Posts: 529; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)

Im with you Terry I just picked up an iPhone 5 to use for a week after I bricked my Optimus G the same day I was leaving to go on vacation.

The change of software was refreshing and I did not miss the big screen like I figured that I would. Everything was fluid and the experience was enjoyable. In fact being able to comfortably use the iPhone One handed was the highlight of the experience.

Its time for Android OEM's to take the emphasis off of big screens and screaming processors and give buyers that prefer a comfortable, pocketable device some options.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 22:04

70. tedkord (Posts: 14120; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

I wouldn't trade my S3 for two iPhones 5. Maybe a Note 2...

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 10:55 3

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 24913; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

That's your choice and right to do so terry. If you tried android, and got bored with then go to what you prefer, and the hell with whoever doesn't like it. iOS love, and own both iOS and android yet iOS is still my go to... At least for now. I also feel apple needs to step it up...enjoy your device bro don't sweat the haters.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 08:50 10

14. Ninetysix (Posts: 2671; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

Another fandroid that has fallen to the "higher specs" is better crap. Check out the previous camera comparisions, battery tests, benchmarks and see where the iPhone 5 stands.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 09:13 5

16. Hemlocke (unregistered)

It's hilarious that you say "4x more processing cores," when the only quad core that was faster, until this month, was the LGOG, but not the S3, the Note II, or the HOX. Add to that, not ONE 2012 device was judged to have a better screen by the major, impartial, tech sites. Hell, Android doesn't even support BT 4.0 ULP or USB music out, which is a major fail for the average consumer. It's time you face the fact: second place (which the best Android handset is, by a WIDE margin) is second best.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 22:40

74. tedkord (Posts: 14120; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Keep telling yourself that, and one day you might even convince yourself. iOS is a distant second to Android in almost every area except maybe number of apps. That is why, for the last two years, almost every new feature in iOS was one Android already had, and almost every feature that iphone users voted as what they'd like to see on future versions of iOS was one they'd seen on an Android phone.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 09:14 6

17. gallison1983 (Posts: 47; Member since: 19 Dec 2012)

Please tell me how spec quoting wins an argument? I have seen first hand that certain top shelf Androids are not equal to the iPhone. Please go try out Real Racing 3 on a Galaxy Note II. Graphically the Note II's spec pushing 1080p display and Exynos Quad chokes on maintaining frame rates and suffers from downgraded graphics (ie less detail, no rear view mirrors) compared to the iPhone.

In all fairness, Android is quite capable in other areas. I know because I actually work with and carry both with me on a day to day basis. Neither iOS nor Android have complete dominance in their capabilities. They are functionally different and serve different purposes for users.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 12:01 3

39. bigstrudel (Posts: 529; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)

Really the S4 Pro SoC with the Adreno 320 running Jellybean is the first widespread commerical chipset that can stand toe-to-toe with the A6 Dual running IOS. Im talking real world experience; not bullsh*t benchmarks.

The Exynos Quad is very fast but the GPU is a letdown as far as performance goes.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 12:27 1

43. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)

@bigstrudel its the opposite actually the gpu is better than adreno 320. PowerVR SGX 544MP3 is what the exynos 5 s, should be around ipad 4 performance. There are currently no benchmarks of the gpu sadly.

You can count adreno 320 out if your a hevay gamer. after like 15 minutes of gaming it overheats and starts throttling and your games become plagued with lag.

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