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The masses appear to have spoken...

http://www.whathifi.com/news/apple-iphone-5-gets-record-2-million-pre-orders-in-24-hours

 

Interesting, thanks. Although "That figure is more than double the record set by the Apple iPhone 4S, making it the biggest ever Apple iPhone launch." is probably not so much down to it being especially revolutionary but the fact that a lot of people (like me) skipped the 4S, waiting for a proper 'new' iPhone?

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Maybe but then again the iPhone 4S sold more than 4 million on its first weekend in stores... The iPhone 5 is available in two new countries (Hong Kong and Singapore) compared to the iPhone 4s, so that is worth remembering when comparing figures. 

It has sold a shedload again, basically. 

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Well, I'm not surprised at all, just like Harry Potter films were guaranteed to succeed even before release.  Smile

Apple currently is on a high, & people will lap up whatever it launches. Though iPhone 4S was basically just an upgraded iPhone 4 & people were hugely disappointed by it, it still held the record for maximum iPhone pre orders, until the 5 came along.

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2 million pre-orders in 24 hours is truly phenominal.  All those people prepared to shell out all that money on something that they have no experience of and no reviews to guide them as to competency or value.  No there are NO fluffy creatures in the iPhone camp at all.

How much more do Brits pay for the iPhone than Yanks?

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Its been reported that the 16GB Iphone 5 costs Apple around £103 to make - about £20 more than the 4S.

Even when u add in the software and distribution costs - thats a hell of a profit margin.

 

 

 

 

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So, a revamped product that aesthetically is only a subtle evolution but is actually larger, lighter, faster and uses less energy, and has decent build quality, would seem to be popular with consumers - who'da thunk it  :roll:

 

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2 million pre-orders in 24 hours is truly phenominal.  All those people prepared to shell out all that money on something that they have no experience of and no reviews to guide them as to competency or value.  No there are NO fluffy creatures in the iPhone camp at all.

How much more do Brits pay for the iPhone than Yanks?

 

Had to do this as can't edit original[Access Denied].  £529 for 16Gb version that in US is 199 US Dollars.  Incredible.

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Its been reported that the 16GB Iphone 5 costs Apple around £103 to make - about £20 more than the 4S.

Even when u add in the software and distribution costs - thats a hell of a profit margin.

 

Good for them.  Bear in mind that's just tear down costs, and won't include marketing, operational cost, tax etc.  out of the £530 about 40-50% will be pure proffit.

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2 million pre-orders in 24 hours is truly phenominal.  All those people prepared to shell out all that money on something that they have no experience of and no reviews to guide them as to competency or value.  No there are NO fluffy creatures in the iPhone camp at all.

How much more do Brits pay for the iPhone than Yanks?

 

Had to do this as can't edit original[Access Denied].  £529 for 16Gb version that in US is 199 US Dollars.  Incredible.

 

$199 is the subsidised on contract price, whereas £529 is contract free price.  Also, sales tax rates vary across the US so are not included on web pages.  We usually pay 20% more than the US (ish).

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6th.replicant wrote:

So, a revamped product that aesthetically is only a subtle evolution but is actually larger, lighter, faster and uses less energy, and has decent build quality, would seem to be popular with consumers - who'da thunk it  :roll:

 

Crazy, isn't it... I can't believe they didn't completely redesign one of the most successful products of all time!

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relocated wrote:

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2 million pre-orders in 24 hours is truly phenominal.  All those people prepared to shell out all that money on something that they have no experience of and no reviews to guide them as to competency or value.  No there are NO fluffy creatures in the iPhone camp at all.

How much more do Brits pay for the iPhone than Yanks?

Had to do this as can't edit original[Access Denied].  £529 for 16Gb version that in US is 199 US Dollars.  Incredible.

 

$199 is the subsidised on contract price, whereas £529 is contract free price.  Also, sales tax rates vary across the US so are not included on web pages.  We usually pay 20% more than the US (ish).

 

Indeed (and the people you're having to respond to either know this and are being mendacious or are blinded by their rabid anti-Apple demeanours). For a real world example, I could have paid £300 upfront for a 64GB iPhone 5 (double the capacity of my 4) and kept the same price plan. I chose to pay £400 and reduce my monthly payments by £10.

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relocated wrote:

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2 million pre-orders in 24 hours is truly phenominal.  All those people prepared to shell out all that money on something that they have no experience of and no reviews to guide them as to competency or value.  No there are NO fluffy creatures in the iPhone camp at all.

How much more do Brits pay for the iPhone than Yanks?

 

Had to do this as can't edit original[Access Denied].  £529 for 16Gb version that in US is 199 US Dollars.  Incredible.

 

$199 is the subsidised on contract price, whereas £529 is contract free price.  Also, sales tax rates vary across the US so are not included on web pages.  We usually pay 20% more than the US (ish).

 

Prices taken from WHF so took them to be accurate.  Thanks for clearing that up.   :cheers:

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Oh look there's been another Apple product launch and predictably and as usual all the Apple-haters have started to crawl out from under their rocks.

Hope you like your new phone Ben, well done :).

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Paul Hobbs wrote:

relocated wrote:

relocated wrote:

2 million pre-orders in 24 hours is truly phenominal.  All those people prepared to shell out all that money on something that they have no experience of and no reviews to guide them as to competency or value.  No there are NO fluffy creatures in the iPhone camp at all.

How much more do Brits pay for the iPhone than Yanks?

Had to do this as can't edit original[Access Denied].  £529 for 16Gb version that in US is 199 US Dollars.  Incredible.

 

$199 is the subsidised on contract price, whereas £529 is contract free price.  Also, sales tax rates vary across the US so are not included on web pages.  We usually pay 20% more than the US (ish).

 

Indeed (and the people you're having to respond to either know this and are being mendacious or are blinded by their rabid anti-Apple demeanours). For a real world example, I could have paid £300 upfront for a 64GB iPhone 5 (double the capacity of my 4) and kept the same price plan. I chose to pay £400 and reduce my monthly payments by £10.

So Ben, neither "mendacious", "rabid", "blind" or "anti-Apple".  Just diverted from the true[?]cost comparisons by raw data taken from this very website.  Baaaaaaaa. :wave:

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MajorFubar wrote:

Oh look there's been another Apple product launch and predictably and as usual all the Apple-haters have started to crawl out from under their rocks.

Hope you like your new phone Ben, well done :).

 

Thanks Major  Smile Just being able to get twice as many songs on makes it worth it for me  Smile

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