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[7]: Apples and Oranges
by kwan_e on Tue 24th Sep 2013 01:38 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Apples and Oranges"
kwan_e
Member since:
2007-02-18

But every single solitary story I have seen posted in the media about this press release immediately compares it to last years launch of 5 million units... it is not comparable.

I'm not saying there is a conspiracy, just that the media is behaving rather irresponsibly with the data...


When has the media in recent times has ever been responsible with the data? I don't think it's conspiracy, but possibly plain old sycophantism.

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RE[8]: Apples and Oranges
by galvanash on Tue 24th Sep 2013 05:14 in reply to "RE[7]: Apples and Oranges"
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

When has the media in recent times has ever been responsible with the data? I don't think it's conspiracy, but possibly plain old sycophantism.


True enough... I find the fact that Apple chose to change the yardstick far more interesting than the numbers to be honest. Why I don't know, since by all accounts they would look good no matter how they reported it.

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RE[9]: Apples and Oranges
by jared_wilkes on Tue 24th Sep 2013 13:27 in reply to "RE[8]: Apples and Oranges"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

Ugh... I don't mind Apple reporting it this way - I mind the media taking the number and comparing it to last year as if it meant something...


That's what YOU said just a few comments ago.

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