How many iPhone 5's do you see out in the wild now?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tymaster50, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
    Compared to the 4/4S? Since about a month after launch I've started seeing more 5's pop-up, it was rare to see one in my area but it's becoming more common now.

    And before anyone posts that this thread contributes nothing, so the hell what lol.
  2. macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2011
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2012
    New York City
    I live in New York City.
    Here's what I see the most in order

    iPhone 4/4S
    iPhone 5.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    I see more iPhone 4/4S by far than anything else.
    Rarely saw an iPhone 5 up until about late November. I guess that's when supply finally caught up to demand and most stores now have them in stock.
    I'm starting to see galaxy S3s on a consistent basis now too. First time that's happened with an Android device.
  5. macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2011
    I live in NYC too

    I probably see as many GSIII as iPhone 4/4S

    iPhone 5 third most popular

    To be honest though it's hard to tell since most people use cases and without a ruler it's hard to tell the difference between the 4/4S and 5

    A course you can try to spot a lightning port, new grill, or placement jack

    I work at 59 and Park so maybe I see more iPhone 5 compared to others since the 5 Avenue store is right by me
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Muscle Master

    Oct 15, 2010
  7. macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2011
    I live in LI and I dont go to much to Manhattan, but when I go all I see is iPhones everywhere.
  8. macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2010
    I never saw one up until the day I decided to buy one. I asked a guy in work who has a black one and his girlfriend has a white one. I looked at them both and thought the black was slightly nicer in its own way and went ahead and bought one after seeing there was no obvious wear after a few weeks of ownership. Now I've seen quite a few out and about and a friend just got his with his bonus pay over Christmas. I'm very happy with it!
  9. Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    Couple kids in school. Saw a white one yesterday.

    99% is iPhone 4/4S.

    Most people don't upgrade ever year.
  10. thread starter macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
    I saw some in school too. They're probably early verizon iPhone 4 adopters or had an iPhone 4 since june/july/august/september/october/november 2010 if they have an iPhone 5. I just can't see the average teen figuring out the upgrade a line and swap them trick.
  11. macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2012
    New York
    Haha, I live at 59th street as I'm here right now. You can easily tell if the front camera is on top. over the month I've seen more iPhone 5's and after christmas there was the whole bunch while walking.
  12. macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2012
    I've seen less than 5, college student so that's probably why lots of my friends got the 4s a few months before the 5 so they are stuck with those for now


    Thanks! guess im above average!
  13. macrumors 68020


    Dec 5, 2009
    From a distance (and also due to cases) it's difficult to tell who has an iPhone 4/4S or a 5. But I would probably say that the 4/4S is way more common. Then I would also say GS3 is second most common. iPhone 5 comes third in terms of popularity. But maybe that'll change now that Christmas has passed and also stores have it in stock.
  14. macrumors 6502


    Oct 6, 2012
    Was at a mall today and I saw atleast 4 teenagers with with iphone 5's
  15. macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2012
    Somewhere in the world
    In my place, I'm shocked to see a lot of S3 and Note 2. Almost everybody is using them and most girls I saw is using a Note 2. The Iphone 5 is rarely seen and 4/4S is holding on but just barely
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2012
    Great White North
    ive seen a ton where im around, i find that alot of people i knew had 4's and waited a longtime for the upgrade to 5
  17. macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2012
    I see a couple of iPhone 5 in public, i would say its a little harder to see. way more iphone 4/4s though. A LOT of Galaxy s3,s2, and Note 2. It seems the galaxy s3 is everywhere its become the most popular. Even at work most of my coworkers including me own Galaxy s3's and I hear more coworkers are planning on buying an s3 soon.
  18. macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2011
    Truthfully only a few . If I had to put a number to it maybe 4
  19. macrumors member

    Dec 17, 2012
    They're cheaper? Aren't they?

    On topic.
    I was going off to upgrade and I already had in mind, I was getting an iphone because I was paying for it. I got a 4s because they didnt have any 4. I'm glad I got the 4s for multiple reasons, but for 100 dollars more i could of got a 5 and I didn't. :/

    I'd buy the iphone retail for 600 I think, but that's an obsured price.
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    My friend got one the beginning of December. That has been the only one I've actually seen/used with my own eyes since it came out. I usually see 4/4s, and tons of Droid Razr's.
  21. macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
    A few, but everyone has a Samsung S3 here, in white. :)
  22. macrumors 68000

    MuGeN PoWeR

    Jun 29, 2011
    all i see is my wife's iPhone 5 and mine :p havent came accross any other lol
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  24. macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2010
    I got my i5 the first day it was available (via preorder).

    Most of the iPhones i see are 4 or 4S. I see may be one or two (at most) a day.

    I was in Korea last month and everyone was drooling over my iPhone 5 as it is not yet available there.

    After having had i5 for over three months now, I can tell the difference very quickly. 4/4S look more square than i5.

    I have only Zagg shield on both front and back, so it is basically "naked". Looks great. But I have to be a bit careful with it.
  25. macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012

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