Apple weekend iPhone 5 sales miss forecasts
Ten million to ship? Half that, more like
Apple shipped just over five million iPhone 5s during the first three days of the handset's availability, rather fewer than one analyst forecast of eight million units, let alone another bullish prediction of ten million.
"While we have sold out of our initial supply, stores continue to receive iPhone 5 shipments regularly," said CEO Tim Cook.
"The majority of pre-orders have been shipped to customers, many are scheduled to be shipped in October," added his faceless PR-department employees.
Apple previously said it had take two million advance orders in the first 24 hours it was accepting them. That's double the number of iPhone 4S handsets pre-order in the equivalent timeframe, leading some folk to suggest first-weekend 4S shipments of four million would likewise increase by 100 per cent this time round.
Apple also said today, some 100 million iDevices - phones, tablets and video players - have been updated with iOS 6, which was released on Wednesday, 19 September. ®
Actually, you meant "picking theirs up".
Re: analysts BS
Search online for SGS3 Pre orders which from what i could google was 9 million. a little more than the 5 million in 72 hours (thats if that figure includes pre orders)
All i see is the usual apple hype (OMG we sold out again, Damn) that makes people go gaga for the iPhone.
Re: analysts BS
And why are you so fundamentally insecure that you felt the need to spout it to the world?
Im a Apple Fan - and love their tech - as a combination of form and function I find it hard to beat for my particular uses.
Whilst I read the Reg Apple stories with amusement and occasional disbelief Im not so attached to *any* piece of tech that I would find the need to broadcast a defense of it to the entire interwebs.