The only ones associated with Android who make any real money is Samsung and, ironically, Microsoft.
On September 12, following hours of frantic armchair analysis of Apple’s announcements, the Internet once again devolved into a negative echo chamber of self-important dismissals and uninformed dissatisfaction. Tens, hundreds, and thousands of miles away from the only iPhone 5 units in the world, we busied our hands with masturbatory sentiments of boredom and unhappiness.
With the swathes of leaked images proven accurate, the rumor-mongering public suffered a collective gasp of accuracy. For the first time in years, our expectations had been set at precisely the correct point. Thus, rather than seeking to articulate what the iPhone 5 lacked, we instead vented our self-entitled boredom at the sight of one of the most thoughtfully engineered consumer electronics products of the past decade.
All the iPhone 5 critics i know in real life have never seen one in real life, let alone touching or using one. I find their “Sensible and Intelligent” proclamations and opinions amusing.
NFC-Less iPhone 5 is so “Disappointing”
So, Apple sold more iPhone 5s in a weekend than Nokia sold Lumias in a quarter
— Benedict Evans (@BenedictEvans) September 24, 2012
Per Apple’s PR, that’s a 100m installed base for Passbook already. With an NFC strategy, it would be 5m.
— Fraser Speirs (@fraserspeirs) September 24, 2012
2010: iPhone 4 - 1.7 million units in 3 days2011: 4S - 4 million in 3 days 2012: iPhone 5 sells 5 MILLION in 3 days macstories.net/news/apple-iph…— Federico Viticci (@viticci) September 24, 2012
I remember the time when Apple hoped to sell 10 million units in the first year and they got laughed at by a bunch of moronic naysayers.
P.S. Dan Frommer has a good take on the iPhone 5 sales numbers.
Uber Geek Robert Scoble on iPhone 5 vs. The Competition
The reviews of the iPhone 5 are in and overall, the reviews are very postive. The reviewers are hailing the lightness and thinness of the device. They like the 4-inch form factor and they are corroborating Apple’s 2x performance/speed claims and the battery life claims.
Check out this link bundle to read all my hand-picked reviews: iPhone 5 Reviews
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P.S. For all the Apple News check out my Apple Scoop.it! page.
Apple has Sold 2-million iPhone 5s in the first 24 hours, a new record for the Product. iPhone 5 is clearly “The Most Boring Smart-Phone” in the history of Consumer Technology. Apple is clearly doomed. Apple should just shut shop and give the money back to share holders.
It’s starting to sound like Apple’s acquisitions of P.A. Semi and Intrinsity weren’t just to glue off-the-shelf GPUs and CPUs together, paint an Audi’s name on top, and call it a day.
Surprise has no inherent relation to quality or popularity. I was more surprised by Samsung’s decision to give the Galaxy Note II a whopping 5.55″ screen than I was by anything Apple announced yesterday, but that doesn’t mean that Samsung made the right decision or that the Note II will do better than the iPhone 5.