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Apple weighs in: more than 2 million iPhone 5 units pre-ordered

17 September, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple weighs in: more than 2 million iPhone 5 units pre-ordered - read the full textA couple of hours after AT&T announced that the iPhone 5 had broken the previous record for best-selling iPhone, Apple stepped up and gives us some exact numbers. In a Press Release the Cupertino-based company shares that the iPhone 5 has hit over 2 million pre-orders in the first 24 hours after...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-19 14:26 from v0qJ - click to readyour absolutely right and they never tried it i tried the s3 and felt it laggy with the games with high graphics such as gta3 but because its cheaper they say its better

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  • 2012-09-19 14:55
  • LbnD

> In reply to truth @ 2012-09-19 12:55 from PAXp - click to readTry using entry level to mid-range android devices, any brand, and see the lags for yourself

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  • 2012-09-19 14:36
  • v0qJ

Iphones sell because tne phone is good and the os is great plus they got the best ecosystem. The only reason keeping everyone else from buying it is the hefty price tag. Does anybody want to dispute me?

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  • 2012-09-19 14:26
  • v0qJ

Why most people(ifans specially) says Android is laggy? It all depends upon manufacturer that how they use android to customize it in their own way. It also depends on app developer that how they use the coding for it.

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  • 2012-09-19 12:55
  • PAXp

> In reply to Sanjaychandra @ 2012-09-19 11:34 from 2T7j - click to readFirst do you know what upgrade and update means?

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  • 2012-09-19 12:40
  • PAXp

Xperia V is better than this phone overall to be honest... But IPhone 5 sure is beating it when it comes to popularity which is really strange for me, apple really has the best people when it comes to marketing and the most loyal fans in any company.

That aside, its just sad that value for your money phones are underrated or overlooked for this IPhone 5...

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  • 2012-09-19 12:07
  • vpcS

> In reply to mw @ 2012-09-17 23:45 from kiNU - click to readI see this is getting into an Apple vs Android theme so I will try to make this as general as possible and only answer on the most rated comment:
We the people get hyped over how much amount of money Apple's getting out of every iPhone is because it shows you how much did you pay for the Brand and not for the Product itself.
To put it more simply (because I know there are not many people out there who can afford this product) it's a Ferrari/Porsche vs Mercedes/BMW/Volvo/Ford/... thing.
You pay the brand!
And this is what us commoners bother when we hear how much money Apple is making.

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  • 2012-09-19 11:42
  • 3pwj

I have to say SG3 are definatley more powerful that the iPhone 5. However I dont really see what it does different. I can check my emails, Browse the web, use instant messaging, Download Music, Videos, books, magazines, pod casts, I dont want a phone that has a animated backgroud i like simplicity so ios suits me fine. I dont want the possibility of virus's on my phone. I like the look of the iPhone 5. But if i wanted to do everything i have listed and have animated backgrounds and customise menus then i could get a GS3. However with all the extra power the phone has... what is it used for? Why would i need it? What im getting at is its all down to preference. Android have a vast majority of manufacturers using their software... so 68% ( incorrect figure ) of smartphone market share is inevitable. 30 some odd percent of os in the smartphone market share is impressive. with one phone released every year and one manufacturer using it. So look at the figures and think about it that way and stop bashing each other... iPhone is still better

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  • 2012-09-19 11:40
  • nIPk

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-18 23:04 from 3Hk$ - click to readThat comment tells that you are living under a rock from last one year and still in 4S era.

Here are hardware improvements of iPhone 5 :

Apps ?
iWork can make wonderful presentations and surely you can convert them to ppt or whatever (follow garr reynolds writings , you will get better knowledge) And there is iLife Bundle with iPhoto , iMovie and Garageband.

iOS is not bloated like android skins :) , it comes with basic things and remaining things are available in form of apps.

Office is not free , in which laptops it comes pre nstalled ? and it costs lot for an upgrade while iWork is one time purchase and all updates are free , If you are Mac user , you can integrate it very well.

If u still think iPhone 5 has nothing new , then you are obviously a troll.

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  • 2012-09-19 11:34
  • 2T7j

> In reply to Gavin_Is_A_Man @ 2012-09-19 10:41 from iIR0 - click to readBecause its not only the horsepower that makes a quality phone. We can hate all we want Apple, but in the end of the day Iphone is a quality product.

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  • 2012-09-19 11:20
  • n$ax

> In reply to maxxx @ 2012-09-19 07:41 from kiQb - click to readyou sir, are making quite an inaccurate comparison. can you please give me figures for people using android phones belonging to iphone's hardware category, ie: cpu/gpu speed, screen res. Then you tell me just how popular your android is compared to iphone. truth is, vast majority of android users use entry-level to mid-range phones. I wonder if apple would release iphones for mid and low tier users, will android still be as popular as it is? But I guess that won't happen in the immediate future. By the way I'm currently using a Nokia N9.

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  • 2012-09-19 11:03
  • v0qJ

People are just buying the name. The iPhone 5 apparently cannot match the HTC One S in performance benchmarks and that's not even HTC's top phone! I'm not sure why an iPhone 5 would be so popular in a world of Galaxy S3s, but then again most people do not seem to know much about phones, and Apple fans have never known anything different or better.

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  • 2012-09-19 10:41
  • iIR0

> In reply to xyruss @ 2012-09-19 01:50 from IVA5 - click to readOMG - whate are you smoking??

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  • 2012-09-19 08:58
  • N9@y

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-18 11:30 from t7ZA - click to readFrom that coment we can see that you do not Know anything about smartphones

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  • 2012-09-19 08:15
  • HBbh

A whopping 68% if the world's smart phone market is dominated by Android, obviously you will see more android users commenting; generally speaking the average android user has many options and has to observe specs before buying so they end being more tech savvy that iPhone users...that's not rocket science or being a fan boy...It's simply stating the facts.

When i want a phone i create a mental list of features that i want then i go shopping. I have never returned with an iPhone because some of the features i want are missing. When Apple starts catering for advanced users who want the most for their buck i will buy one.

Until then it's for persons who didn't want to maximise the capabilities of a smart phone

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  • 2012-09-19 07:41
  • kiQb

truth is Apple changed the phone market and everyone else had to follow...they pretty much killed the keypad cellphones(mainly Nokia), and set course to the future...Android fans may not like it, but thats reality..

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  • 2012-09-19 05:37
  • FFhW

2Million units...that is impressive...but i have a valid point... i m pretty damn sure that those 2million people out there are definitely no one but the owners of iphone,iphone 3ds,iphone 4 and iphone 4s...the point here is that how many NEW customers have iphone made??surely not even 0.1% of the aforementioned 2million..iphone has definitely failed itself not only by disappointing us in the courts but also by not putting up something in the real battlefield...

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  • 2012-09-19 05:24
  • 6P%u

SO, who's gonna confirm this announcement real?

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  • 2012-09-19 02:30
  • Rthe

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-18 22:37 from ttvd - click to readYou're totally wrong.

Both professional and non professional are using iPhone, they are doctors, lawywers, scientists, engineers, professors, celebrities, world leaders, army, marine, airforce...etc.

iPhone is a truly international phone that unite people around the world regardlees, race, language, religion, color skin, rich ot poor,....

iPhone bring peace to the world and make earth a wonderful place to stay.

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  • 2012-09-19 01:50
  • IVA5

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-19 00:45 from ttvd - click to readU mad bro? Over 250 millions iPhone sold! I'm sure there are plenty of engineers in that bunch. Btw, there are schools, hospitals, business corporations, technology enterprises are all starting to use iPads and iPhones. So nice try.......

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  • 2012-09-19 01:03
  • FFhq

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