Fanboys order 2m iPhone 5s in 24 hours
Millions of fanboys have asked Apple to send them an iPhone 5, two million of them within 24 hours of orders first being taken for the new handset.
That, claimed Apple today, is "more than double the previous record of one million held by iPhone 4S". The iPhone 4S was announced just under a year ago, on 4 October 2011.
Apple went on to ship over four million 4S handsets during its first weekend on sale.
The announcement of the previous pre-order record contained just one asterisked footnote. Apple's latest missive contains four.
Another record? Perhaps, but there has been no year-on-year increase in trademark labels: both releases contain eight ™s and ® marks.
Most advance iPhone 5 orders will be satisfied on 21 September, Apple said. Most, but not all. The company admitted "many" are scheduled to be delivered in October. ®
.... and this is why Apple don't need to be patent trolling with dodgy utility patents like double tap to zoom and hyperlinked phone numbers.
I should make it clear, I don't care if people want to buy iPhones, it is actually a good phone, I just want them to leave me my choice to buy something else if I want to, without forcing it out of the market over greed/some disillusion that Android stole any more from Apple then they have stolen from other systems, including Android.
Same old, same old...
"Commodor 64 rules!" "No - Spectrum is best!"
"Ha ha! Call the Amiga a computer? Get an Atari ST!"
"SNES forever!" "No way - Master System and Sonic!"
Playstation/Dreamcast, PS2/Xbox, Ps3/Xbox 360
All arguments heard in the playground, made by pre-pubescent boys. I doubt that iOS/Android arguments are made by anyone different.
Re: Not surprised.
The 4s is 2x as fast than the 4. Its GPU *still* eats almost all Android phones for lunch. It finally fixed the antenna problems and has a camera that maybe two or three recent Android phones can top. I wouldn't call that "very small, almost to the point of irrelevance". The 4s is, if you aren't allergic to anything Apple or totally need a really large screen, still a very, very decent smartphone.
And many people like this kind of evolutionary product philosophy. It assures them that their expensive phone isn't rendered obsolete half a year after they've bought it by the next, totally different iteration. And the 4s will get iOS 6 with nearly all the features the 5 has. Even the 4 will get nearly all of this.
Not to praise Apple, but Apple is doing a fucking lot of things right. People like Apple products enough to throw money in that direction for very good reasons. I would really like to have makers of Android phones finally understand these reasons.
I totally agree that iOS is getting stale [technical term]. I also agree that Apple is just greedy and has perfected the art of making money for the sake of making money. I utterly hate them for that. But they're making great products. If this is too much of a mind stretch to bear you'll never be able to understand what's going on.
No, they didn't
Microsoft Window V1 was fine by Apple. Where they got upset was Windows 2 nicking ideas from MacOS that weren't in Xerox's STAR system. Repainting uncovered windows for example. That was something that Apple had worked out for themselves (and no, it's not trivial to do).
You're also confusing Innovation with Invention. Invention is creating new stuff that no one has thought of. Innovation is putting existing things together in new ways. If you insist in classifying only hardware as innovation then you're not going to see much of that (but it does look like Apple has designed their own ARM compatible CPU which is pretty innovative, if not too obvious).
I agree with that but I think most people don't see this as anything bad. iOS is straight, simple and extremely easy to figure out casually. I've set up an iPad a year ago for someone at work and only a few days ago the guy asked for a way to switch between apps and/or really quitting them without going to the home screen. Yes, he used the thing for a year and didn't miss the task switching bar.
And I'm not meaning to say he's dumb. He totally isn't. But he certainly has better things to do than to dive into the technical details and hidden features of the devices he uses. The best thing is that aside from selecting and installing a few apps for what he needs to do in the beginning there was totally NO support pressure on me with that thing. Nada.
And I have to confess that for my personal use I like iOS. You can't do much apart from launching apps and using them and this is good. There's no temptation to waste time on optimizing and replacing this and that and to tinker around. I never had any computer-like device that worked with such an (almost zero) amount of sysadmin work. Call me a sheep, but working as a sheep certainly has its merits, no joke. Lazy job. Gives me much more time to tame the Linux and BSD machines around here.