Really great great phone.. It has dents too.. it's small.. Good for children. It has small battery.. so it is light. No NFC to trouble the owner..great and pricy
rcl4444, 24 Sep 20125 Million is an amazing figure no matter how you look at it. However, Apple's Head of Marke... morePeople now know that iPhone reliably launches I their country, unlike before where some people had to purchase in US etc or risk waiting a long time. iPhone now launches quite quickly worldwide, so it is better to wait and buy the phone officially when it launches in your own country.
rcl4444, 24 Sep 2012It suggests several things:
Mainly that i5 is selling at about the same rate as i4S (as it's ... more"Therefore why would you not be sure you had enough stock, "
You really think it's just that easy to make for example ten million phones... Right..
MCRL, 24 Sep 2012A company with high record sales should not be your basis on choosing a smartphone.Ok, then how about fantastic reviews from almost all major tech websites? Seems a good way to choose a smartphone no?
My coworker went to the Apple store in San Francisco. She said there were a lot of foreign people that flew to San Fransisco just to buy it full retail in cash.
Someone, 24 Sep 2012Yes but who's share price is at a world record $700 a share.A company with high record sales should not be your basis on choosing a smartphone.
Anonymous, 24 Sep 2012Apple didnt expect anything, they sold everything what they made, its hard to sell more, some ... more5 Million is an amazing figure no matter how you look at it.
However, Apple's Head of Marketing announced at the i5 launch that every new iPhone to date has sold more than all the previous versions added together, and that this is how the predict sales and demand for the new devices.
So Apple WAS and IS expecting i5 to well outsell i4S.
So why would they not make sure they had enough stock?? Either they internally were not expecting sales to be as good as they claimed, or it's a strategic marketing ploy using 'limited stock'to drive consumer demand and hype higher.
Anonymous, 24 Sep 2012Has no idea about tech and specs? IPhone 5 is most powerful smartphone in the market...Another daydream believer!
Lets do the maths,iphone 4s sold 4 million phones in less number of countries and 1 years later the upgradesd version iphone 5 sold just 1 million more in the same period of time than older model in more countries, maybe 4 more, In this scenario it means the 4s was a better selling phone.If an older phone sold 4 million phones in 5 countries and a newer phone sold 5 million in 9 countries,which is the faster and better seller?APPLE I5 =FAILURE
AllanWKF, 24 Sep 2012I cant agree more. iPhone5 is just yesterday technology. where is NFC?I reckon you mesnt "yesteryear"!
Someone, 24 Sep 2012Yes but who's share price is at a world record $700 a share.Actually dropped to 690 a share
RedD, 24 Sep 2012Interesting, so what that says is that Apple made 5 million units, they sold out at the same r... moreIt suggests several things:
Mainly that i5 is selling at about the same rate as i4S (as it's been relesed in more countries) - this is still an impressive amount.
Rate is not much exceeding i4S could suggest fans are taking a more "wait and see" attitude as a result of some of the post launch dissapointments with i4 & i4S (antenna-gate, better drain, proximity senso, other)
The "we ran out of stock" excuse is highly suspect. No matter what, Apple was expecting i5 sales to exceed i4S for a number of reasons. This expectation has been made clear by Apple themselves. Therefore why would you not be sure you had enough stock, or at least more than you did for i4S???
Why? Because strategic delays drive consumer hype and demand higher. Not a nice way to treat your loyal fans Apple.
Enjoy it while u can apple its not gonna be like this for much longer I can assure the void is closing and the competition is closing in even overtook in some cases
WOW!!! Apple have done it again!
CONGRATULATIONS on your new flagship smartphone.
Great success and you've still got the $1 Billion that Samsung still owe you to play with.
[deleted post]Umm that isn't good... u saying 5 million iPhone 5 buyers just got ripped off??