SO HOW MANY UNITS ???

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  1. ACURA2015 macrumors regular

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    Okay so why is Apple so quiet about announcing how many units did it sale on the first weekend since it was announced? Last year with the 6 they immediately released the numbers Monday morning, looks like this year it wasn't a record-breaker as they had planned.
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Not sure where I heard it but I heard the S version outsold the original version so someone let the cat out of the bag.
     
  3. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    The 72-hour period (in which they collect the data) just ended 10 hours ago. Give the bean counters a little time and then they will release the numbers.
     
  4. jermy4 macrumors demi-god

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    This is the first time that China was included in the pre-order so even if the numbers are higher than last year it probably means that sales are down overall.
     
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    Id just like to point out that I was drawn to this thread by the title. Not the fact that it is all written in caps. No need to shout.
     
  7. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    They are using an Abacus to count the Chinese pre-orders.
     
  8. thesiren macrumors 6502a

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    I thought they don't count the total sold until after the actual release day when people line up and buy in store? Otherwise it's not really an accurate number, since a lot of people have opted to reserve their phone via the Apple Upgrade program, which can't be counted until the 25th?
     
  9. aesc80 macrumors 6502

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    This, though Apple still likes to throw out phrases to excite the shareholder, along with to rally the other Apple buying troops. Apple tends to release hard numbers during earnings season, and rounded numbers some time before that.
     
  10. stulaw11 macrumors 65816

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    So a whole country just doesn't count? Every sale still counts and doesnt make it less than a sale.
     
  11. aesc80 macrumors 6502

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    And yet, iPhones retain their value over 1 year better than Android. Good God, do they defy logic! lol
     
  12. DoofenshmirtzEI macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah but in past years a lot of those launch day phones were going to China anyway. :p
     
  13. jermy4 macrumors demi-god

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    That's not quite what I meant .... what I meant is that since the sales in China are usually quite large in numbers that if the numbers are just past what they were last year then overall sales were down compared to last year.
     
  14. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    If I've told you once I've told you a bazillion gazillion googolplex times, don't exaggerate!
     
  15. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    They release the Monday after the 25th, they did announce on pace to beat last years 10 million opening weekend.
     
  16. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    Apple won't release official numbers until after next Friday. However Apple has stated that Pre-orders are on track to exceed last years 10 Million pre-order weekend.
     

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