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iPhone 5 pre-orders exceed 2 million in first 24 hours

0. phoneArena posted on 17 Sep 2012, 08:20

OK, folks, the official numbers are in, and it looks like it has been another record-shattering launch for Apple. The iPhone 5, which became available for pre-order on September 12, has been pre-ordered more than 2 million times during the first 24 hours...

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posted on 17 Sep 2012, 08:47 8

21. parvsingh05 (Posts: 98; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)

1st let dem beat 4s record, then they shud think bout the mighty iphone 5

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 08:54 8

28. jove39 (Posts: 1966; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

May be iPhone5 will beat S3's 20mn sales...but then Android has more than one top end offerings...One X, S3, Note, GNex etc...sales are divided...but anyway...sales number doesn't really matter...GNexus is awesome device for $349 unlocked...but still lacks in sales...sales number can only define popularity...not greatness of phone!

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 09:26 1

37. dr_fajardo12 (Posts: 118; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)

dont know how in hell the american is the first country in the world. to me must of them are so stupids. buying an iphone5 WHAT!! ??

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 08:26 9

5. wendygarett (unregistered)

7.6mm slim?
Of course it sold out well...
Take that android, for abandon the small inch screen market!!!

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 08:30 4

7. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

It only sell that much because other than the ipad its quite literally the only ios device on the market. while android has hundreds and the sgs3 still single handedly outsold the iphone for 3 months.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 08:39 4

17. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

Quid pro quo. It's no feat the GSIII outsold the 4S. The 4S has been on the market for nearly a year.

Why is this always a competition on who sells the most? I look for Android to take on Apple's success and have each manufacturer design a better phone.

Ergo, the new Nexus smartphone.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 08:43 4

18. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

I just think its sad that after a year my sgs2 still outperforms the iphone4s just like the sgs3 does the i5

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 08:50 2

26. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

Best to let sleeping dogs lie...

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 08:28 5

6. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

This was expected considering the fact that some people waited for this rather going to the 4S.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 08:32 2

8. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

So apple could sell maybe even 50 million handsets in the following three month period.
I predicted 45, but honestly I don't care.
Like I said, Apple can break his own records as much as they wish but they can't even dream about winning against android worldwide which is projected to sell 110 million in the last quarter.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 09:39 10

44. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

Here's the thing, you can't fairly compare the sales of a single handset to the sell of all handsets carrying an operating system. iPhone vs. a single phone, yes. iOS vs. Android, yes. But iPhone vs. Android isn't a real comparison. It's the sale of hardware vs. the proliferation of software.

It's common knowledge that Android stomps iOS in market share. But that's also the case when you compare the iPhone's sales vs. that of another single handset.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 10:43

53. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

what's up JeffdaBeat... where have you been hiding???

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 11:58 1

60. Lift_Off (Posts: 152; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)

I like how this guy got thumbed down even though he is completely correct!

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 12:50 2

63. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1737; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Fanboys don't like the harsh reality they can only win device to device. Same thing can be said about fandroids and iPhone record sales

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 14:39

80. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

Haha so true. After a while you learn that how many thumbs up or down you have really doesn't mean anything.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 08:32 4

9. Gaytor (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)

Note2 should sell 50 million because its that good. The rest can do what they please.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 08:32 4

10. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

some people just like the simple features of the iphone. while some wants the super phones offered by android and windows phone. it really doesn't take a genius to know that we all have different choices.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 08:33

11. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 259; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

Go go ifans unleash your icrowd power. Waiting with popcorn the new iqueues!

George Orwell had to see this.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 08:35 1

13. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

I don't hate apple, I'd prefer an iPhone anytime for anyone who is less concerned about technology, such as my sister or mom. Only bad thing is their profit margin!!! They LOOT you, why don't people understand?? It grabs 70% of market profit by selling a much smaller percentage of phones. The buyers are Victims, I couldn't care less for them.. Just that after looking at them I feel misery instad of envious feeling that I'd feel if someone buys Lumia or Galaxy.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 08:36

14. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

I think its the screen as Apple fans have been wanting a bigger screen for some time now. I will be interested in how those numbers translate on marketshare as I can imagine the change will not be as much considering their large user base. And especially if its just old users dropping down for the new phone.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 09:38

42. Aeires (unregistered)

I think it's all the screen. Most people don't care what level of iOS it is, or the processor speeds, it's the screen size that says it all.

Just wonder how many are going to be happy with bordered, 3.5" apps while they wait for the developers to push updates out. And what will happen for the people using the older 3.5" models when an app is updated to run on 4.0" screens?

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 14:41

81. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

It's not just old users, though. sorry
- its also android users (not only from low end), blackberry, and first time smartphone buyers.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 08:38 1

15. ryq24 (Posts: 771; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

wow! that is awesome. but how long can it sustain this streak that is the bigger question. right now all those apple fans are the one pre ordering and standing on line. after that, will it be able to sell that much? having said that, i think the 4" screen is the biggest selling point!

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 08:38

16. VJo003 (Posts: 360; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)

In life everyone makes decisions... And then they have to live with them.
Here are 2 million of them...

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 08:48 1

22. jove39 (Posts: 1966; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Wow...how people can "be so mad" or "love" a phone...hope all 2mn of them get some sort of satisfaction with this device...have fun with your new gadget :)

Yeah...I am a Android Fan :)

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 08:49 4

23. jshan (Posts: 200; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)

This is really nice !! I think I still gotta stay with apple !! Beating all sgs3 with their 2 core chip and 1 gb of ram ? ( fighting against 2 gb of ram and 4 cores chip that bundled with sgs3 ) ??? What do you thing guys ?? With jelly bean they can beat iPhone5 with little number of scores but what after ios 6.1 ???? Hm..

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 08:49 2

24. structureman116 (Posts: 141; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)

I can understand people who have not had an iphone jumping on this ship if that is what they want...what I don't understand is iphone 4 and 4s users paying to get this phone when the majority of the changes are coming throught the update to iOS 6, which will be sent out to the 4 and 4s on Wednesday!

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 08:49

25. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

Wow! congratulation iPhone users you all deserve it. It is truly made for you.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 08:57 4

29. Sakeem (Posts: 607; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)

This was expected. No surprise that it will outsell everything that's out currently. Also, if you notice, we as in tech savy people, are the ones comparing it to other phones. Those that are loyal to the Apple ecosystem could care less about that. All they know is that this is a great upgrade from the 4 and 4s, and in those terms, it is.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 09:03 2

31. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Well said. Apple products serve their users well. They will not always set records, but the iPhone and iPad loyalty is amazing.

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