Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Sep 2013 22:52 UTC
Apple

Apple today announced it has sold a record-breaking nine million new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models, just three days after the launch of the new iPhones on September 20. In addition, more than 200 million iOS devices are now running the completely redesigned iOS 7, making it the fastest software upgrade in history.

Impressive.

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RE[2]: Apples and Oranges
by _txf_ on Mon 23rd Sep 2013 23:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Apples and Oranges"
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2008-03-17

Informal metrics show that the 5S outsold the 5c by 3.5x.


Coupled with the stories that people went crazy waiting in line for the "gold" version.

Seriously, fights were started. I can't understand why the colour of a phone would have this effect (it isn't all that much more pretty).

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RE[3]: Apples and Oranges
by HappyGod on Tue 24th Sep 2013 00:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Apples and Oranges"
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2005-10-19

I think it's just a case of artificially restricted numbers. Apple are the masters of creating demand by restricting the handsets.

Ever wondered why they always sell out of handsets? I think it's pretty obvious that they manufacture that rarity in order to push sales.

And it really, really works. I bought one! :-)

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RE[3]: Apples and Oranges
by WorknMan on Tue 24th Sep 2013 00:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Apples and Oranges"
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2005-11-13

I can't understand why the colour of a phone would have this effect (it isn't all that much more pretty).


To any rational thinking person, it could drive you crazy trying to make sense of this. But when you consider that most people are f**king idiots (and I'm talking about the ones who consider the 'sex appeal' of a device or what color it comes in as the most important factor in the buying decision), it really puts things into perspective.

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RE[3]: Apples and Oranges
by kwan_e on Tue 24th Sep 2013 01:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Apples and Oranges"
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2007-02-18

Seriously, fights were started. I can't understand why the colour of a phone would have this effect (it isn't all that much more pretty).


Because as every fanboy likes to tell us, most consumers are thoughtful about every purchase that they buy and are not subject to advertising or cheap psychological tricks.

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