Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Sep 2012 16:15 UTC
Apple "Apple today announced it has sold over five million of its new iPhone 5, just three days after its launch on September 21, and more than 100 million iOS devices have been updated with iOS 6, the world's most advanced mobile operating system." The last claim is debatable, but the figures are not - very impressive. Of course, do note that the iPhone 5 was available in more countries than the 4S in its first weekend, and if you take that into account, the iPhone 5 didn't do any better than the 4S at all (which doesn't negate the incredible sales - it just highlights the smartphone market's growth might be slowing). It's also lower than what analysts expected, but they're just monkeys throwing darts at figures anyway.
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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Mon 24th Sep 2012 17:51 UTC
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

I guess what is most interesting is if they are new iPhone users or upgrading from an older model.

A number of iPhone 3GS owners I know are still happy with their device. The iPhone 4 and 4S are obviously still fine phones. I can't imagine large numbers of 4S users buying a 5.

My tactic would be to hold out as long as possible and then go for the latest edition.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by majipoor on Mon 24th Sep 2012 18:02 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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2009-01-22

"50% Of iPhone 5 Buyers In New York Upgrading From iPhone 4S"

http://www.businessinsider.com/iphone-5-buyers-upgrading-from-iphon...

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by saso on Mon 24th Sep 2012 19:08 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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2007-04-18

In other words, about 50% of iPhone 5 users would buy just about anything as long as it has a picture of a fruit on it.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by haakin on Tue 25th Sep 2012 07:42 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
haakin Member since:
2008-12-18

"50% Of iPhone 5 Buyers In New York Upgrading From iPhone 4S"


It has sense if you are planning to sell your 4S. Its price will decrease in the next months.

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