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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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by saso on Mon 24th Sep 2012 19:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
saso
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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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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

No, 50% of the early iphone 5 buyers in new york would buy any new high end apple phone. It kind of makes sense that the most ardent of fans woudl buy the phone as soon as it was available regardless of the existing phone they have.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by WorknMan on Mon 24th Sep 2012 23:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2005-11-13

[quote]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.[/quote]

If I were an iPhone user, I probably would've bought one too, since it has LTE. That is a pretty significant jump in speed over HSPA (depending on where you are, of course). On Verizon LTE, I can get 15-20 mbps. On AT&T HSPA, 4mbps if I'm lucky.

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by JAlexoid on Tue 25th Sep 2012 07:36 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2009-05-19

And you care about 4 vs 20 mbps on your phone... why?

LTE is not used for voice, BTW, only data.

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