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  • Apple is "Blown Away" By iPhone 5 Pre-order Results


    Just today, iPhone 5 units have gone on sale for pre-order from Apple and from cellular carriers. The device will be officially released on September 21 in nine different countries including the United States and Canada; many more countries will get the iPhone 5 before the end of 2012. The popularity of the iPhone 5 is not to be taken lightly, as the sales results thus far are staggering according to an Apple spokeswoman who says Apple is “blown away” by the sales results.

    Originally Posted by Apple Spokeswoman:
    Pre-orders for iPhone 5 have been incredible," said Apple spokeswoman, Natalie Kerris. "We’ve been completely blown away by the customer response.
    Since the announcement of the iPhone 5 this Wednesday, the iPhone 5 has been given a ton of negative feedback such as, “It looks too much like the iPhone 4/4S,” and, “That's it, I'm getting the Samsung Galaxy S III.” While the iPhone 5’s case may resemble the iPhone 4/4S, the hardware inside the device is exactly what consumers have demanded from the iPhone for ages – 4G LTE support, a four-inch display, and an even faster CPU and GPU. Despite the feedback, it doesn't appear to be slowing down the speed of which the iPhone 5 is flying off the shelves.

    Apple has seen so many pre-orders for the iPhone 5 today, that not even half-way through the first pre-order day, iPhone 5 shipment dates were pushed back up to two weeks. In fact, Apple's Web site now says 2-3 weeks, showing that the demand just keeps on coming.

    If you want to reserve your iPhone 5 unit, we suggest pre-ordering it as soon as possible before the shipment dates are pushed too far back and you end up waiting several weeks for your new iPhone.

    Sources: MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple is "Blown Away" By iPhone 5 Pre-order Results started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 54 Comments
    1. thumper_net's Avatar
      thumper_net -
      There is always a shortage of iphones to start its only an apple hype action , only problem with this type of action is the scam artists manage to sell iphones for $300 or more than they are worth , ripping off genuine people who want to own an iphone , apple could but wont stop this ebay rip off as it always needs the hype to sell iphones which is a shame for apple fans around the world who want a new iphone on day 1 but have to pay through the nose to get one
    1. Breezer23's Avatar
      Breezer23 -
      Sad. All this for a 2010 Android phone in drag. Granted, a 2010 Android phone would have to be on Jelly Bean to be as fluid.. but the point is still valid. Apple is starting to play catch up.

      Quote Originally Posted by TheOrioles33 View Post
      Why would you go with a copy when you could have the real thing. 
      THe SIII is far from a copy. Previous Galaxy S phones, sure, not the S III though.

      Honestly though, I LOVE Android. I can't get enough of flashing ROMs. Having said that, if this had at least a 4.3" screen, I would honestly consider switching. If anything, just for the apps. Let's be honest, I can do more, generally, with a stock Android phone then even with a Jailbroken iPhone.
    1. GrandMasterB's Avatar
      GrandMasterB -
      I don't see any reason for any hate or why any of these people think they have to pick a side. I have both and have a sincere appreciation for both platforms and have literally for years. Right now I have my Galaxy Nexus as my main device and an iPhone 5 on the way. Sold my iPhone 4 and my DroidX2 a few weeks back in anticipation of the upcoming iPhone 5.

      It makes it incredibly difficult to participate on this site with all the unnecessary hatred spewing back and forth. It creates a very unfriendly atmosphere for everybody caught in the crossfire...
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      Quote Originally Posted by GrandMasterB View Post
      I don't see any reason for any hate or why any of these people think they have to pick a side. I have both and have a sincere appreciation for both platforms and have literally for years. Right now I have my Galaxy Nexus as my main device and an iPhone 5 on the way. Sold my iPhone 4 and my DroidX2 a few weeks back in anticipation of the upcoming iPhone 5.

      It makes it incredibly difficult to participate on this site with all the unnecessary hatred spewing back and forth. It creates a very unfriendly atmosphere for everybody caught in the crossfire...
      You are correct. Yet the fact remains that ALOT of droid users come to this site, a Apple site, soley to bash on Apple, it's devices, and anyone who uses them. I myself do not understand their mentality, and why they feel the need to do so. I have never even considered (and never would) going to a droid forum, signing up, just to post about how horrible the devices they use are, and how stupid the people there are for using them.

      As for the iOS users (being one myself), i can understand the urge to want to defend the devices they use, and why they use/prefer them. I dont mean to point fingers, but It becomes incredibly frustrating having to deal with all of the droid users who seem to have a personal vendetta with Apple, and it's customers.
    1. tuffy100's Avatar
      tuffy100 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Senyaichiya View Post
      Was NFC a highly wanted item?
      I'll admit it's convenient, but so is a card.
      Maybe that's just me.
      Agreed. I'm fine with fishing my wallet out
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by tuffy100 View Post
      Agreed. I'm fine with fishing my wallet out
      +1
    1. NegativeBeef's Avatar
      NegativeBeef -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheOrioles33 View Post
      Why would you go with a copy when you could have the real thing. 😊
      That's funny considering the "copy" came out BEFORE "the real thing."

      Real sad when you don't even know what it means to be a copy....
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      They always release sales figures... at the right time. Now isn't the right time.
      That doesn't make ANY sense. If they claim that they were blown away then it obviously means the sales have surpassed that of the 4S....in which case why not make the comparison in pre-order sales. Sounds like they are just trying to butter everyone up since no harm can come to Apple by releasing a possibly exaggerated verbal statement vs releasing false sales figures.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      That doesn't make ANY sense. If they claim that they were blown away then it obviously means the sales have surpassed that of the 4S....in which case why not make the comparison in pre-order sales. Sounds like they are just trying to butter everyone up since no harm can come to Apple by releasing a possibly exaggerated verbal statement vs releasing false sales figures.
      How does it not make sense and how may I clarify it for you? Apple releases figures at almost every keynote presentation. The latest keynote presentation has come and gone, so we will get the figures probably at the next one.
    1. evolution83's Avatar
      evolution83 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CynicalDriver View Post
      The 5 is a great phone, but this time I'll pass on the upgrade. No increase in storage....
      This is what I will never understand. I have survived off of 16gb for years, yet some people want more than 64gb phones to be available. What in gods name are y'all putting on your phones? I know plenty will full up their devices with their music collection, but is it even possible to listen to it all??

      Most of my apps / games go to my iPad because I find it easier to use on the big screen, although that's not to say I don't have any apps on my phone. I have yet to use up even half of my phones storage.
    1. GrandMasterB's Avatar
      GrandMasterB -
      Quote Originally Posted by evolution83 View Post
      This is what I will never understand. I have survived off of 16gb for years, yet some people want more than 64gb phones to be available. What in gods name are y'all putting on your phones? I know plenty will full up their devices with their music collection, but is it even possible to listen to it all??

      Most of my apps / games go to my iPad because I find it easier to use on the big screen, although that's not to say I don't have any apps on my phone. I have yet to use up even half of my phones storage.
      I got really tired of having to pick and choose and manage space between music and apps on my 32GB iPhone. I plan on putting 29GB of music/video and 29GB of apps, mostly games. That's what Jobs would want. :P
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by GrandMasterB View Post
      I got really tired of having to pick and choose and manage space between music and apps on my 32GB iPhone. I plan on putting 29GB of music/video and 29GB of apps, mostly games. That's what Jobs would want. :P
      I highly recommend Spotify for music. It really frees up all the unnecessary storage space usage.
    1. evolution83's Avatar
      evolution83 -
      Quote Originally Posted by GrandMasterB View Post
      I got really tired of having to pick and choose and manage space between music and apps on my 32GB iPhone. I plan on putting 29GB of music/video and 29GB of apps, mostly games. That's what Jobs would want. :P
      It seems like every time a new iPhone comes out that I WANT to get, I'm unemployed lol. It seems like a curse. If I was still working I would have gotten 32gb no problem.

      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      I highly recommend Spotify for music. It really frees up all the unnecessary storage space usage.
      Spotify seems nice but I'm not sure about the bitrate for free users. I like CD quality music and don't want to pay $9.99 a month for that when I can just download it :P
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      How does it not make sense and how may I clarify it for you? Apple releases figures at almost every keynote presentation. The latest keynote presentation has come and gone, so we will get the figures probably at the next one.
      Sorry I still think its ridiculous. It's like me saying I'm blown away by the flavor of a particular ice cream.....have someone taste it....but then don't tell them what it is or where to get it.

      I know it's a low-tech example....but you get the idea. I'd like to SEE these figures that Apple is blown away by.