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Apple ships 52 million iPhones in Q4 2012

16 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple ships 52 million iPhones in Q4 2012 - read the full textLast week we heard plenty of rumors about Apple having cut orders for the new iPhone 5 due to lower than expected demand. While it has gone as far as to affect Apple's stock prices, it may not have been entirely true. According to one analyst Apple were able to ship some 52 million iPhone units in...


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> In reply to Kimba @ 2013-01-16 15:32 from tewy - click to readSamsung fanboys spotted!

why fanboys must always defend? this article is about Apple,why have to bring in Samsung?

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  • 2013-01-17 09:39
  • IaHY

I still prefer iPhone's keyboaard to Samsung one. iPhone's keyboard more usable and allow me to have much less typo errors.

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  • 2013-01-17 09:38
  • IaHY

Well guys i suggest you watch lockergnomes suggestion over youtube on which to pick, iOS or Android. It's really a matter of preference. You guys don't have to fight. I don't care if you switch to android or ios. As long as you're happy using the platform that you choose. If you're not happy then switch. Im an iphone5 user. It suits me. When mac people switch to windows, its painful. When windows peeps switch to mac, its painful too for a few months. If you guys can have both Os's go ahead.

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  • 2013-01-17 09:34
  • t7S}

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-16 21:31 from TRGQ - click to readI have no idea what you talk about, i have Note 2, fully loaded with applications and i hardly put it down, it serves 24 hours easily, i dare you find an iPhone that gives this number with half of my usage.

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  • 2013-01-17 09:22
  • MPv1

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-17 07:04 from PGXj - click to readits not the same with the pc os. people use pc to work, also playing games and stuff. the amount of stuff to do in pc is so large and wide it doesn't even matter if the os did not change at all except for fixing bugs. plus it doesn't had much rival out there to compare to. you'll see my point on the above.

on the other hand, mobile phone is one of the things we carry all the time. to play games, to check the weather or to just open up, and scroll around when we had nothing to do. so seeing the same thing for years but nothing is change is really gonna get boring. ESPECIALLY if you see other phone that has soo much variety. people might even buying other phone rather than the iphone just for the sake of trying something new for a while.

its not that the iphone is boring, but it will be after a few years and you look for an upgrade but still see the same thing again, it doesn't feel like you were buying a new phone.

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  • 2013-01-17 09:14
  • 614{

Samsung s3 oh no what a stupid thing !!
I had just been known its futures and its popularity through gsmarena both were looking incradeble high spec , high popularity thats all over " website " ,OK .
HOWEVER when my cousin got one SGS3 i met with him and handed it ! What da hell ! From the firset touch it LAG'S !! Will you say that phone maybe full of memory and things like that i'll say you phone has only got my cousin's 400 contacts with hunderds of SMS in just few days with couple of videos and photos !! And not even any new app or game the phone in its stock status , i send a game called Bang Bang racing .. Its simple racing game but have some high 3D show.
The Big boss SGS3 couldent even start the game with its Tegras GPU, while am using SE ARC S as an android user and the game is working.
I would say CLEARLY that iPhone 4s or 5 are realy mutch better then other blastic rabish , except size of iphones screens which is not a big metter when u have smooth stable device and OS .

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  • 2013-01-17 08:36
  • iLH{

Few people around me bought this iPhone 5 (around 7 of them) and now only one is still holding his mobile as no one wants to buy it from him, if you go to any shop here you will find piles of iPhones, shipping doesn't mean "selling" them, they can ship from China any amount of iPhones they want but they will be stuck in the carriers storage rooms, this is a fact, i have friends in the electronics shops, they tell me for each iphone they sell 6 or more Samsung (of all kind) and not less than 3 of S3, this is my region Kuwait and GCC, and in fact if you look at malls or any where you will find more than 90% of people carrying S3 or any other Samsung device.

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  • 2013-01-17 08:00
  • MPv1

> In reply to Amirichi @ 2013-01-17 05:06 from vu}D - click to readSurprised there is so much difference between computer OS vs mobile OS.

(computer OS)
Change = get bashed by customer (ie. windows 7 -> windows 8)

(mobile OS)
No Change = get bashed by fanboys (ie. iOS)

Why change when its not broken? That UI interface is already so polished that it does not need much changes, anyway what makes an iphone a iphone is the apps!..

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  • 2013-01-17 07:04
  • PGXj

lololol i feel like somebody told me to get lost. as if we are using crapple maps. lol.

and you might do that when you saw yesterday the $485 share drop and this

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  • 2013-01-17 06:48
  • ALKp

> In reply to [deleted post]you don't have an i5! I bet

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  • 2013-01-17 06:38
  • t1$A

35 million iphone 5 phones sold? Now this is the magic of apple and iPhone! Brilliant. No matter how samsung and these droid fans make noise, iPhone has it's own place, the top place!

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  • 2013-01-17 06:36
  • t1$A

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-16 18:42 from Kg{L - click to readLet's just say pretty much everything Buttt the iphone have finally surpassed iphone's advantages (fluidity, high PPI, etc) - it's taken up till 2012-2013 to really prove this, which i think makes sense as to why the apple fans hold a valid point. That said, it is now time for Apple to step up and wow customers once again, otherwise if they remain on the same dull OS, limited 'customization (if any)', and little true-multitasking power, then most certainly the obvious winners will always be the new androids

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  • 2013-01-17 05:06
  • vu}D

> In reply to yajia1 @ 2013-01-17 03:58 from t7Xr - click to readWhat on earth are you blabbering about? You Samsung fanboys get more senile as the days go by.

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  • 2013-01-17 04:46
  • j@}2

> In reply to EasycapExpertti @ 2013-01-16 16:07 from S26f - click to readand nokia lumia 902 was the heaviest and thickest flagship phone these day..hehehe

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  • 2013-01-17 04:33
  • t7Ps

and yes it was the heaviest and thickest flagship phone these day..hehehe

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  • 2013-01-17 04:10
  • t7Ps

....and 42million of those are iPhone 3GS! 50million of those are with 2-year contracts. Hahaha. Poor people can't buy phones out of contract in the US!

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  • 2013-01-17 03:58
  • t7Xr

Really think about it!
So what is really different between iphone 3g, 3gs, 4, 4s and 5?
Think hard
1. just little faster each time.
2. Still thinking……….
Lastly. Oh! camera gets better
My friend has I phone 3gs and I have 4 s and other friend has 5.
Really don’t see anything different except I have a newer model, and my friend has newer model but same feature
hence it’s all same iphone,

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  • 2013-01-17 03:49
  • 95er

Xperia Z is the best phone that will hit the market

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  • 2013-01-17 01:34
  • 04R2

Apple is just a show off brand that has nothing to offer! Sony&Samsung offer much much more and i still cant understand why people buy a phone that has the menu for wallpaper lol

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  • 2013-01-17 01:32
  • 04R2

> In reply to ned @ 2013-01-16 21:43 from Jaxd - click to readsaid nobody in the world... ever

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  • 2013-01-17 01:06
  • swqJ

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