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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basically a disaster
by unclefester on Tue 25th Sep 2012 03:23 UTC
unclefester
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2007-01-13

Considering at 8-10 million units were expected to be sold 5 million is an unmitigated disater.

I also saw a few very frustrated and angry iPhone 5 buyers lined up at an inner city Optus shop last night.

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RE: basically a disaster
by henderson101 on Tue 25th Sep 2012 11:43 in reply to "basically a disaster"
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2006-05-30

By the reckoning of who? If it was an "analyst" you lose.

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RE[2]: basically a disaster
by henderson101 on Fri 28th Sep 2012 14:27 in reply to "RE: basically a disaster"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Doing a little digging to back myself up, it sounds like the bullshit Gene Munster was spinning. He then backtracked and started saying his figures included pre-sales (which are not included in the released figures, as only "delivered" units are counted.)

As I said - analysts are full of crap. Don't misrepresent this as being anything more than one "insider's" best (aka. fantasy) guess. Speculation is speculation, no matter how you dress it up.

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