iPhone 5 Sales Top Five Million in Launch Weekend

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    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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    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.

    Article Link: iPhone 5 Sales Top Five Million in Launch Weekend
     
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    It would fail they said.
     
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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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    Wow. Insane.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    still waiting for my pre-order Tim Cook! lol
     
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    nfl46

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    Makes sense considering it sold a million more preorders than the 4S. Great job, Apple!
     
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    Where are all of you "WHAT WAS APPLE THINKING???" and "WORST IPHONE EVER" people now...:p
     
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    Crazy...that's almost 70,000 phones an hour. (72 hours)
     
  9. macrumors 68020

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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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    Boom. Crazy

    Wait, this number isn't high enough?
     
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    1,000,000 over 4S
     
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    Well as it sold less than most *predictions* I'd say they will be along in 1.2.3.4...

    ScuffGate, MapsGate, HoldStockBackGate, etc
     
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    Analysts are funny. 6 million would be worst case, so 5 million units is a fail?
     
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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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    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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    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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    I need to become an analyst. I would be super good at randomly making up numbers.
     
  18. macrumors 6502a

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    and 4.4M have scratches, 2.8M have Wi-Fi slower then LTE. :D Don't flame me, its a joke.
     
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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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    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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    Sounds like first world Apple problem. :rolleyes:
     
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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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    i would like to see those fandroids here right now... because i wan to shout at their faces "WHO SAID APPLE WAS FOREVER DOOMED?!" :D
     
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    Every place I went to this weekend were sold out and said they wouldn't have new stock until probably the 19th. My guess is they sold as many as they could build and they're building them as fast as they can.
     

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