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saintforlife1
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Apple sets another opening weekend record with 9 million iPhone sales

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It's almost inevitable: release a new iPhone, break a sales record. This year, Apple released a pair of iPhones, the 5S and 5C, and unsurprisingly sales have been strong. Apple sold a combined 9 million iPhone 5S and 5C smartphones over the handsets' first full weekend of sales — the most it's ever done. That's enough for Apple to have already sold out of its initial stock of the iPhone 5S, though the company does say that retail stores are regularly receiving more shipments of the phone. "The demand for the new iPhones has been incredible," Apple CEO Tim Cook says in a statement. "We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough new iPhones for everyone.”

The 9 million figure compares quite favorably to the five million iPhone 5 that Apple sold in the opening sales weekend last year, and four million iPhone 4S it sold during the equivalent period in 2011. However, it's difficult to make year-over-year comparisons, as Apple's launch markets have changed each year. This year, the company made both its new iPhones available in China on day one for the first time. Apple's press release also doesn't reveal what the split of phones was, so we don't know how well the 5C or 5S did individually either. Having said that, analytics firm Localytics estimates that the 5S outsold the 5C by nearly three-and-a-half to one, suggesting that the iPhone 5S accounted for about 7.65 million of the total iPhone sales. Apple has adjusted guidance for its Q4 earnings based on the new information, and is now suggesting that it's likely to end up "near the high end" of a previously announced range of $34 billion to $37 billion in revenue. The company's stock has jumped up over 6 percent pre-market in light of the news, and is approaching a $500 share price.

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LewDawg
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re: Apple sets another opening weekend record with 9 million iPhone sales
Changing games left and right


RonFNSwanson
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re: Apple sets another opening weekend record with 9 million iPhone sales
I thought the sun was setting on apple's reign?


TotesMcGotes
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re: Apple sets another opening weekend record with 9 million iPhone sales
I'll tell you what, those "game changer" comments aren't old and played out at all.


mpar98
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2006
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re: Apple sets another opening weekend record with 9 million iPhone sales
Isn't it basically everyone who had an iphone 3/4/5 just upgrading?


YipSkiddlyDooo
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LNCHBOX
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re: Apple sets another opening weekend record with 9 million iPhone sales
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Isn't it basically everyone who had an iphone 3/4/5 just upgrading?


Can we say that for other phones' launches?


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macatak911
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re: Apple sets another opening weekend record with 9 million iPhone sales
INB4CarRamRod


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Korkstand
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re: Apple sets another opening weekend record with 9 million iPhone sales
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I'll tell you what, those "game changer" comments aren't old and played out at all.

Kind of like Apple fan comments about Android users being poor.



TigerinATL
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Member since Feb 2005
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re: Apple sets another opening weekend record with 9 million iPhone sales
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Isn't it basically everyone who had an iphone 3/4/5 just upgrading?


They are no doubt part of who's buying the new phones, but iOS 7 has been out less than a week and there are already 200,000,000 devices have upgraded. Why upgrade your phone if you're going to buy a new one? Also, while the 5C didn't hit the price point many people wanted (free), it does seem squarely marketed at kids and young people who may not have had a smart phone before.


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LNCHBOX
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re: Apple sets another opening weekend record with 9 million iPhone sales
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Kind of like Apple fan comments about Android users being poor.


Those don't happen near the magnitude of game changer comments.


Korkstand
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Plaquemine, LA
Member since Nov 2003
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re: Apple sets another opening weekend record with 9 million iPhone sales
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Those don't happen near the magnitude of game changer comments.

lolwut


TotesMcGotes
Virginia Fan
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Member since Mar 2009
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re: Apple sets another opening weekend record with 9 million iPhone sales
They don't.


Power-Dome
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B-Arruh
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re: Apple sets another opening weekend record with 9 million iPhone sales
If you don't have an iphone you're probably poor or have recently become poor.


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LNCHBOX
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re: Apple sets another opening weekend record with 9 million iPhone sales
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lolwut


Too poor to understand English?


Korkstand
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re: Apple sets another opening weekend record with 9 million iPhone sales
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Too poor to understand English?

Give me some time to compile some stats with links.


colorchangintiger
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Member since Nov 2005
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re: Apple sets another opening weekend record with 9 million iPhone sales
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Isn't it basically everyone who had an iphone 3/4/5 just upgrading?


You could, but that doesn't consider that launch weekend sales are up 80% from last year, 195% from two years ago, and 500% from 3 years ago.

Not to mention all the people that said they were switching to Android because the felt if they had iOS 7 they would immediately start sucking as many dicks as could fit in their mouth.
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colorchangintiger
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Dan Carlin
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re: Apple sets another opening weekend record with 9 million iPhone sales
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Those don't happen near the magnitude of game changer comments.


lolwut


They might, but the visibility of the game changer comments is what wins. It seems it's always one of the first 3 posts and posted 4-5 times on the front page of every apple related thread. Where as the poor people comments may make an appearance more often in the thread, but sprinkled over several pages and hardly ever in the first 5-10 responses.


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LNCHBOX
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re: Apple sets another opening weekend record with 9 million iPhone sales
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Give me some time to compile some stats with links.


I'm sure that'll be completely unbiased.


lsulaker
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re: Apple sets another opening weekend record with 9 million iPhone sales
Nexus 5 FTW


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