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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: A bad sign for humanity.
By TakinYourPoints on 9/17/2012 4:46:56 PM , Rating: 2
What are you talking about? The A6 has been benching higher performance than faster clocked quad-cores in the latest Android devices. Better GPU performance is a given, iDevices have always led there.

$5 difference for faster hardware that is thinner, lighter, still with great battery life, plus a better selection of apps, better security, and guaranteed OS updates.

What a ripoff!

RE: A bad sign for humanity.
By nocturne_81 on 9/18/2012 5:00:02 AM , Rating: 3
Better security..? Now that's a good one.. Remember the long standing exploit that allowed 3GS users to jailbreak their phones simply using a website that took advantage of a quicktime vulnerability..? They'd of probably never fixed it if not for hiring the hacker who found the exploit, and imagine how bad it could have been if there were more malware programmers who took advantage at the time..?

Sure, Google has had plenty of their own security problems, mostly caused by oem code, but not near as bad. A fair example would be the results of practically every single hack contest (usually with laptops/pc's) at security conferences.. first to go down is always Apple, second Linux (base for android), and last.. always windows, amazingly enough.

The rest I'll give you, especially design quality.. Samsung went a bit too far making the GS3 look nothing at all like an iPhone, resulting in a cheap feeling plastic-y phone.

RE: A bad sign for humanity.
By Cheesew1z69 on 9/18/2012 8:47:04 AM , Rating: 2
resulting in a cheap feeling plastic-y phone
No, it's really not...

RE: A bad sign for humanity.
By testerguy on 9/27/2012 3:27:51 AM , Rating: 2

ANDROID. Despite its impressive market performance, Android security and manageability are the lowest in the segment. The Google Android operating system is at its fourth commercial iteration and has recently seen some important security additions, such as device encryption support, however good Mobile Device Management APIs and a reliable control of the overall operating system versioning and application ecosystem are still conspicuous by their absence. The system is widely exposed to malware and data loss, and the platform fragmentation resulting from the rich OEM ecosystem has proved quite challenging for enterprise adoption. IT managers should definitely consider adding Android to their set of flexible policies but should probably limit its use to the least sensitive mobile roles.

“So far we have not seen a single Android device that does not infringe on our patents." -- Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith

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