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Old 09-17-2012, 03:16 PM   #1
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iFail 5 ??

OK, if no-one else is going to post it:-

"iPhone 5 sets a sales record; 2 million pre-orders in 24 hours" source

So yeah, almost 1400 a minute over 24 hours - I wonder how many they sold over the opening weekend??

I'm sure we'll find out soon enough.
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:31 PM   #2
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Wow. Impressive.

However, I don't think any commentator, regardless of their opinion of the phone, didn't think it was going to sell in massive amounts, particularly to those ready for an upgrade from the 3G and the 4 coming to the end of their 2 year contracts.

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Old 09-17-2012, 03:36 PM   #3
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I can't explain ... Specially when that phone, it's still the same thing but bigger, hahahaha ...

Love my iPad, but I still believe there are better phones out there.

But again, impressive sales numbers.
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So, everybody and their dog knew it would sell millions on the first weekend, yet, apple didn't manufacture enough to cover initial demand - or did they?
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That has to be some kind of all time sales record regardless of category. If the price is $500 a piece that is one friggin billion in 24 hours. That is outside even Harry Potter's realm.
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:52 PM   #6
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Not $500 each. I ordered the most expensive model at $399. The least expensive new model is $199.
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But that is the subsidized price from an operator, no?
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:55 PM   #8
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And they're already lining up at the Apple store in New York 5 days before release

http://news.yahoo.com/iphone-5-line-...163525381.html
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:09 PM   #9
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Nothing but a mob of consumer zombies who need apple products to make themselves feel good inside, i think it's rather sad.

Would most normal people stand out side a shop for 5 days stait just to buy a phone ?i and all my freinds in a large number of different countries certainly would not
I feel pity for any person that would go that far to buy a brand product no matter who make it - apple ,samsung,asus ect ect

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Old 09-17-2012, 04:14 PM   #10
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Nothing but a mob of consumer zombies who need apple products to make themselves feel good inside, i think it's rather sad.
No, what is sad is your post. I guess no one ever buys the iPhone because it best fits their needs. They are all just a bunch of lemmings, right?
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:18 PM   #11
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You get lines of sad los^H^H^Hconsumers for things like console launches too.
Even for such ... dedicated ... fans, more than a week beforehand is just ridiculous. Clearly these people have neither jobs nor lives.
A much more sensible scheme emerged for the PS3 launch in Japan, where people too well-off to want to camp out all night paid homeless people to stand in line for them
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My mistake , these people are modern day heroes who EVERY BODY should look up to and emulate

The very fact that any one is willing AND HAS THE TIME to stand out side in the streets just to buy a product plainly ADVERTISES the fact that these people have little to NO life.

Can many of the people here take 5 days off work and live in streets OR WANT TO ? I for one have a business to run that stretches 6000 miles from the UK to China and taking 5 days off to buy a mobile would be a insane thing to do as well as uncomfortable.

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Not ordinary consumers:

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Each of the people on line Sunday were reportedly there on business of some sort, however, promoting their companies or even their band, as was the case with a pair of cousins who lined up on Sunday. Hazem Sayed and his marketing head Sage were the first to line up outside the Apple Store at 8:00 a.m. last Thursday, eight days before the iPhone is set to launch on September 21st.
Quite clever, really.

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Yep, that's the subsidized price.

The real question is - what do the phone companies pay Apple for each phone?
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Quite clever, really.
I guess they know the media are just waiting to print 'people queuing for iPhone' stories, so just by turning up they guarantee some exposure.
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