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iPhone 5 becomes the fastest selling iPhone ever

It will come as no surprise that Apple’s iPhone 5 has proven to be insanely successful only a few days after it was officially announced. AT&T has announced that the iPhone 5 set a sales record over the weekend making it the fastest selling iPhone AT&T has ever offered.
 
AT&T reports that customers ordered more iPhones from AT&T than any previous model both on its first day of pre-orders and over the weekend. And although AT&T didn't divulge actual sales numbers, Apple was happy to oblige. The boys from Cupertino announced that over 2 million iPhone 5 smartphones were sold within the first 24 hours of availability -- twice the performance of last year's iPhone 4S.

“iPhone 5 pre-orders have shattered the previous record held by iPhone 4S and the customer response to iPhone 5 has been phenomenal,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPhone 5 is the best iPhone yet, the most beautiful product we’ve ever made, and we hope customers love it as much as we do.”

 
The iPhone 5 is still available for pre-order on the AT&T network right now and is the only version of the device capable of simultaneous voice and data.
 
While Apple and its carriers are likely celebrating over the big sales numbers, Samsung is already looking to knock the iPhone 5 down a peg or two with new print advertising.

Sources: AT&T, Apple



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RE: Not true yet
By anactoraaron on 9/17/2012 9:56:24 AM , Rating: 0
...wait a minute. Didn't the Samsung Galaxy S 3 sell 9 million pre-order units..?

Hmmm... 'fastest selling phone all time' isn't accurate until we count up the final numbers. The SGS3 sold at a faster pace than the 4s too.


RE: Not true yet
By Motoman on 9/17/2012 9:58:41 AM , Rating: 2
They're not saying "fastest selling phone of all time" - they're saying "fastest sellin iPhone of all time."

Which really says nothing more succinctly than pointing out the fact that the Apple faithful just never learn.


RE: Not true yet
By BrgMx5 on 9/17/2012 10:05:34 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
SGS3 sold at a faster pace than the 4s


No, it outsold the 4S in August.


RE: Not true yet
By anactoraaron on 9/17/12, Rating: 0
RE: Not true yet
By BrgMx5 on 9/17/2012 12:41:38 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Perhaps you missed the "pre-order sales" in my post?


No, i replied, and quoted your statement that "The SGS3 sold at a faster pace than the 4s".

In what regards pre-orders, how much time did the SG3 stay as pre-order?

2M is just for 24hours.

Anyway, lets leave the numbers game to the fanboys.


RE: Not true yet
By anactoraaron on 9/17/2012 4:41:48 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
No, i replied, and quoted your statement that "The SGS3 sold at a faster pace than the 4s".


Reading comprehension fail. If I did in fact say that shouldn't you be able to 'quote' me saying that? OH? Is it because I didn't say it? Could it be because I said that the SGS3 had more in pre-order sales? But hey don't let me stop you from putting words in my post so you can make your point with yourself.

quote:
In what regards pre-orders, how much time did the SG3 stay as pre-order?


I believe it had 5 weeks overall and sold 9 million within the first 2 weeks. How many they sold in the first 3 days is anyone's guess as Samsung never released those specifics.

quote:
2M is just for 24hours.


Which again, like I previously stated may or may not continue. How well it sells overall is still up in the air.

quote:
Anyway, lets leave the numbers game to the fanboys

Good idea.


RE: Not true yet
By TakinYourPoints on 9/18/2012 1:55:08 AM , Rating: 2
Correct.

If we are comparing sales for their first three months, the Galaxy S3 sold 20 million units while the iPhone 4S sold 37 million units.


“And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say?” -- Bill Gates on the Mac ads














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