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Apple opened pre-orders for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last Friday at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time, and T-Mobile has now revealed that the smartphones shattered all of the carrier's previous iPhone pre-order records. T-Mobile said pre-orders from Friday through Monday were up nearly 4x compared to the iPhone 6 series two years ago.

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T-Mobile also announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus set a single day sales record for any smartphones ever in the carrier's history, although it stopped short of sharing any specific numbers. iPhone 7 was already T-Mobile's top pre-registered smartphone ever, topping pre-registrations for both iPhone 6s and iPhone 6.

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available beginning September 16 at T-Mobile stores in the U.S. and on its website. Its prepaid brand MetroPCS customers will carry the smartphones beginning September 23. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models from AT&T and T-Mobile do not support CDMA networks such as Verizon and Sprint.

T-Mobile is offering a free 32GB iPhone 7 to new or existing customers who trade in their fully functional iPhone 6 or later sans water damage or a shattered screen. A two-year financing agreement is required.

Article Link: iPhone 7 Broke T-Mobile's All-Time Sales Record on Pre-Order Day
 
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AJ5790

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I bought a T-Mobile model since my business plan with AT&T blocked me... I am sure many others did too.
I'm sure your anecdotal experience is indicative of the entire reason they sold more phones, oh and sprint is reporting the same thing.
 
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zorinlynx

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I'm not too surprised. They're practically giving away iPhones, and also T-Mobile has grown a lot as a carrier in the past couple of years so breaking records is not unusual.

In fact I'd be surprised if they didn't break records at this point. Even AT&T and Verizon have been in lockstep with T-Mobile's offers, bringing out similar (if inferior) promotions. I'd have switched to T-Mobile by now if they didn't have coverage issues in a few places I frequent.
 

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In fact I'd be surprised if they didn't break records at this point. Even AT&T and Verizon have been in lockstep with T-Mobile's offers, bringing out similar (if inferior) promotions. I'd have switched to T-Mobile by now if they didn't have coverage issues in a few places I frequent.

In my opinion, T-Mobile is the only consumer-friendly U.S. cellular company right now. Their promotion and data policies are much more reasonable.

Sadly, my friend has had T-Mobile for years and she still has issues with cell strength or long texts getting broken up into random pieces or send 2/3 times. They've gotten much better, but until they're as reliable as verizon (relatively), I won't switch.
 

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I guess all the pundits saying that we can skip this year are being totally ignored. I did not pre order but will get one over the weekend at my local store.
 
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dampfnudel

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But, but! It doesn't have a headphone jack or a drastic redesign!! This wasn't supposed to happen!! Whine, whine, whine....

Time will tell. Anyone making a "conclusion" now about future success based on a normal response/expectation to any iPhone release, S models included, is just being premature.
 

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I'm kind of surprised considering there hasn't been as much hype or interest. Definitely nowhere near the 6/6s... But at the same time I'm not because of that promo.
 

ck2875

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iPhones have been successful since June 29, 2007 and this year will be more continued success.

Technically it's only been successful from September 5, 2007, when it received a $200 price cut because hardly anyone wanted to pay $600 for an unlocked phone. Granted they had still sold a million at full price. However, those 1 million people who bought it prior to then were upset and Jobs gave them a $100 refund, because Steve Jobs would have done that.
 
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GizmoDVD

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Technically it's only been successful from September 5, 2007, when it received a $200 price cut because hardly anyone wanted to pay $600 for an unlocked phone. Granted they had still sold a million at full price. However, those 1 million people who bought it prior to then were upset and Jobs gave them a $100 refund, because Steve Jobs would have done that.

The Original iPhone launch was nothing but a success. But thanks for the history lesson.
 

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But, but! It doesn't have a headphone jack or a drastic redesign!! This wasn't supposed to happen!! Whine, whine, whine....
I was surprised at the reference to iPhone 6 two years ago as that was the record sales. Read reports yesterday that the phone wasn't selling as well as last years 6s +. Of course, later it said the Jet Black sales were so high that it was making up for the lower sales of he other models. Click bait at its best.
 
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