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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:36 AM   #1
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iPhone 5 Sales Top Five Million in Launch Weekend




Apple today announced opening weekend sales of the iPhone 5 topped five million units, exceeding the four million iPhone 4S units sold during that device's debut weekend last year. The number follows the company's earlier announcement that it had taken over two million pre-orders for the device in the first 24 hours of availability. Apple also announced today that over 100 million devices have been upgraded to iOS 6.
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"Demand for iPhone 5 has been incredible and we are working hard to get an iPhone 5 into the hands of every customer who wants one as quickly as possible," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "While we have sold out of our initial supply, stores continue to receive iPhone 5 shipments regularly and customers can continue to order online and receive an estimated delivery date. We appreciate everyone's patience and are working hard to build enough iPhone 5s for everyone."



Apple's five million iPhone 5 unit sales seem to fall short of many analysts' expectations. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster last week predicted sales of eight million units based Apple's announced pre-order number, calling six million units the worst-case scenario for the company.

The iPhone 5 launched in nine countries last Friday, and will be debuting in 22 more countries this Friday, September 29.

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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:37 AM   #2
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It would fail they said.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:37 AM   #3
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Wow, that's awesome.

I know I was part of the 5 million since I bought mine this weekend
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:37 AM   #4
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Wow. Insane.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:37 AM   #5
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still waiting for my pre-order Tim Cook! lol
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:38 AM   #6
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Makes sense considering it sold a million more preorders than the 4S. Great job, Apple!
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:38 AM   #7
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Where are all of you "WHAT WAS APPLE THINKING???" and "WORST IPHONE EVER" people now...
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:39 AM   #8
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Crazy...that's almost 70,000 phones an hour. (72 hours)
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:39 AM   #9
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but but but... what about the lackluster screen size? What about the same form factor as the 4 and 4s? What about the lack of NFC technology? but but but... what the heck you guys! you weren't supposed to buy this thing, remember!
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:39 AM   #10
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Boom. Crazy

Wait, this number isn't high enough?
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:40 AM   #11
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1,000,000 over 4S
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:41 AM   #12
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Where are all of you "WHAT WAS APPLE THINKING???" and "WORST IPHONE EVER" people now...
Well as it sold less than most *predictions* I'd say they will be along in 1.2.3.4...

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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:41 AM   #13
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Analysts are funny. 6 million would be worst case, so 5 million units is a fail?
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:42 AM   #14
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Ah so this is why their stock is down over 2% pre-market as analysts had wild predictions of 8-10 million sales. Being that every store (Apple and carriers) I went to yesterday was sold out I wonder if it was a case of not being able to build them fast enough?
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:42 AM   #15
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Cool, but interesting how it might still be less than analysts expectations (do analysts ever have accurate expectations?). It would be interesting tel see the number of Android phone sales to put this in perspective.

As a developer, I noticed a bump in sales during the launch weekend which is always a good sign.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:42 AM   #16
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Major miss for the stock. But it looks like its more of a supply problem than a sale problem. There will be a chance to get into the stock because I expect a 100$ drop over the next few weeks.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:43 AM   #17
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I need to become an analyst. I would be super good at randomly making up numbers.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:43 AM   #18
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and 4.4M have scratches, 2.8M have Wi-Fi slower then LTE. Don't flame me, its a joke.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:43 AM   #19
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I think it depends on the numbers too. Is this 5 million just from Apple and not through the carriers? If ATT sold a million is that included in this number? Would be nice for some context on the numbers a bit. Either way it's incredibly impressive
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Is that TOTAL iPhones sold everywhere, or just through Apple.com ordering?
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:44 AM   #21
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Any chance this could mean 5 million plus however many preorders. It possible that this meant 5 million sold in stores. Then the number would be closer to 8 million
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i would like to see those fandroids here right now... because i wan to shout at their faces "WHO SAID APPLE WAS FOREVER DOOMED?!"
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Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster last week predicted sales of eight million units, calling six million units the worst-case scenario for the company
Sounds like first world Apple problem.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:45 AM   #24
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Clearly it is a supply issue if estimates for shipping are over 3 weeks. The 4s was easier to build in quantity because they already had everything in production except for minor changes
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Is that TOTAL iPhones sold everywhere, or just through Apple.com ordering?
Its total sales including the pre-orders that shipped. However it does not includes the sales that are still on wait.
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