iPhone 5 becomes the fastest selling phone on AT&T beating... iPhone 4S

iPhone 5 becomes the fastest selling phone on AT&T beating... iPhone 4S
AT&T has just announced today that the iPhone 5 has become the fastest selling phone on the carrier beating no other but the iPhone 4S. AT&T didn’t give any hard numbers, but did say that sales of the iPhone 5 were better than all previous iPhones both on first day and throughout the opening weekend. Last year, AT&T had 200,000 iPhone preorders in a mere 12 hours, and this year that number should be even higher.

Across all three U.S. carriers at its launch, the iPhone 4S recorder 4 million sales in the opening weekend and currently holds the title for fastest selling phone.

Now, expectations are for the iPhone 5 to surpass those 4 million sales and reach as much as double that number in the best-case scenario.

So far, we’ve heard that Apple sold out of its initial preorders for the iPhone 5 and the shipping date was quickly pushed back to a week. Since then more and more preorders have come in and the waiting period for preorders has grown to the whopping 2 to 3 weeks.

source: AT&T via AllThingsD

Related phones

iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

FEATURED VIDEO

30 Comments

2. Lakuta

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

19. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

The combination of size, screen, build quality, materials, eco-system, software simplicity and stability, camera, support is still unbeatable. +1 for that

3. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

brace yerselves...

4. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

its honestly amazing how people are buyin this phone despite all the phones we have available.........people are litterally going broke to buy this phone.......#smh

6. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Yes. People are not stupid. They buy what is best. On the market now, there is just nothing better than iP5.

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

thats an opinion man.......sorry

8. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

The sales numbers prove it. And for the previous 4S, and for the 4 etc. The combination of size, screen, build quality, materials, eco-system, software simplicity and stability, camera, support is still unbeatable.

9. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

yea the sales prove that alot of people want the phone......but not all......therefore its an "opinion" doood

13. Aeires unregistered

Meet me at McDonald's. I'll buy you the world's best burger.

18. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

i love the iPhone

26. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Sub-HD 4" screen, lacks NFC, has a small battery, can't do simultaneous voice and data on Verizon or Sprint, lacks expandable storage, has a proprietary connector and allows little customization. Tell me how this makes it the best phone on the market.

28. adelta90

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

I'll tell you how, its the "iPhone 5" that name tag is enough to make it the best phone on the market

30. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

is the best phone because it caters to othe average consumer... whom dont care about any of what you just said...

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30955; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

But if it's what they want and choose then y not buy it? Also why does it matter to u

5. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Isn't Xiaomi's phone beats this? Did I just made this up or before, I saw this report regarding Xiaomi, selling or having pre-ordered 200,000 phones in less than 30 minutes?

11. maier9900

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

THIS IS NEWS.?!.. really??? Dumb-ass !!! So what now?...

12. jiyoung

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 17, 2012

I will buy iPhone5,if it have toilet i can s**t in it.

14. Gaytor

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

Shino is correct and facts speak for itself. The frame, form and architecture and eco system all have taken iphone where it is today. But i like Note and waiting for Note2.

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No other phone has that type of impact.

20. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

modern shearing

23. andrwroepke

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Watch and see how many android users post on this today. If anyone is getting a little crazy its these android guys. Just don't click on the article if you hate apple so much. Youre looking more obsessed than apple users.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30955; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can't wait to get mine Friday. Line up hang out and hook it up

25. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

wow!! really love to have one! but might get it later! i set my heart for lumia 920 and on 2013 on a BlackBerry 10 device! :)

29. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

To the title of the article, NO s**t!

31. garz_pa

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Don't they always say that?? Next year when they unveil the iP5s or the iP6 it will be the fastest-selling phone again.

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.