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After the hype and hectic queues on Friday, the weekend proved no less busy for Apple stores and other retailers, as millions around the world flocked to buy the latest model of Apple iPhone. However, there could be plenty of user angst over scuffing of the phone and the iOS 6 Maps app.
Apple Hits A New High
Somewhere between the prospect of a no-show and huge analyst “estimates”, Apple can consider itself to have done pretty well out of the opening weekend sales for the iPhone 5. The company has just announced that it sold over five million units across the 22 territories that it went on-sale.
While some analysts had gone as high as eight million, Apple will be more that delighted with five million, which smashes previous records including the 4 million iPhone 4S devices sold last year. Perhaps the analysts were expecting higher numbers based on the 5 being more of a new phone than the 4S “upgrade.”
Such is the power of those sales that the numbers will have a small but substantial impact on the U.S. and other economies, as well as toward Apple’s own stock price and the huge number of supply chain partners.
iOS 6 Thunders Along
This coming weekend, the iPhone 5 goes on-sale across the rest of Europe, so expect the numbers to keep on rising. The company also has the small matter of the iPad Mini coming in October, plus the launch of the new iTunes and iPod range, which should go even further toward boosting profits. Also on the horizon, and the next big step for Apple, will be the launch of the iPhone 5 into China, the world’s biggest phone market. Will the brand continue to hold up over there?
Even better for Apple is the rush to upgrade existing devices to iOS 6. The company said upgrades have now exceeded 100 million devices, which is around one-quarter of all iOS devices out there. Keeping users who can’t or won’t upgrade yet happy with a new iOS upgrade may help keep them in the Apple camp until the next device rolls along.
On the Downside
Things aren’t quite all plain sailing though, a number of users are reporting scuffed iPhones out of the case, and with phone cases in short supply, looking after your new iPhone could be a challenge. Be prepared for a hell of a recall and inevitable class-action suits if this turns out to be a fault in Apple’s design or manufacturing processes.
As for iOS 6, even though flaws in the Maps app are still causing a fuss, with Apple going into lockdown mode to get the major complaints fixed, and Passbook still need lots more partner apps to go live, the new features in iOS 6.0 seem to be getting a positive reception.
Out of Apple’s control but bound to reflect in some way on the company, is a recent riot at a Foxconn factory in China. Apparently starting out as a personal argument among workers, it became a 2,000 person riot.
Apple iPhone 5 release date has been the hottest topic to discuss since last summer. The Cupertino, California based company was to release new iPhone in summer last year as per the usual iPhone release trend but this time they decided to let people wait 15 months instead of 12 for the new iPhone come in the market. Also the iPhone which was announced during the conference on 14th Oct 2011 was iPhone 4S not iPhone 5. This was the great disappointment to the gadget lovers.Apple iPhone enthusiasts were expecting to hear announcement of iPhone 5 during the conference but their faces seen upset when Apple announced iPhone 4S instead of iPhone 5.
The rumors were floating at various technology websites on the release of iPhone 5 but the ultimate product was something different! iPhone 4S. This time again rumors are spreading on the release date of iPhone 5 but we cant say anything till this adorable device actually comes in the market.As a human nature people cant stop talking about likely release date of iPhone 5. According to the famous Japanese blog Macotakara, Apple will now follow the new trend and loveable device iPhone 5 will be launched in sep/oct of this year.
This Japanese blog provided legitimate information previously, so if we go by that, there is good chance that iPhone 5 will be released during fall this year.But other technology blog says that Apple will release iPhone 5 in the World Wide Development Conference (WWDC) which will be held during the month of June. But if we think from different point of view, Apple would not announce iPhone 5 so early while they are still selling millions of pieces of iPhone 4S each month. Apple would not like to lower down the sale of iPhone 4S which is still a hot product in the market.Bookmark this article to get time to time updates on iPhone 5 release date.
Updated on: 10 April 2012
Yet another news comes on iPhone 5 release date from the HR head of Foxconn . He said the possibilities of iPhone 5 release in June this year are quite high. It is known to the entire world that Foxconn has good business… read more
Updated on: 18 June 2012
The worldwide Development Conference (WWDC) started and finished without announcement of the most awaited next generation iPhone, i.e. iPhone 5 (or new iPhone, latest iPhone whatever it will be named as) leaving….read more
With the iPhone 5 becoming the most speculated and eagerly awaited device in the pipeline, a lot of technology crazy people are sitting on tenterhooks, whiling away their time wondering about the new surprises Apple will be offering with the new gadget. The gizmo freaks have begun listing down a range of new features that the iPhone is most likely to have which is going be ground breaking once released.
The desperately awaited features listed are the following:
An enhanced processor A5. The iPhone 5 will definitely have an extra edge over the older versions with a new advanced dual core processor chip which is the same as that of the iPad 2.
The next most awaited feature in the iPhone 5 is the iCloud service. The iCloud service is crucial to be able to sync the iPhone 5 with any desired media file without having to store it in the phones memory.
The brand new user interface, iOS 5.0 which was introduced in the WWDC 2011, is most likely to make its presence visible in the iPhone 5.
iMessage is another new feature in this category which might be available in the iPhone 5 which will allow easy communication between iPod, iPad and iPhone users.
The newest iPhone version is bound to undergo a storage capacity hike. With the steady need for space to store digital media, it will not be a surprise if iPhone 5 comes loaded with 64GB storage space.
Finally, to top it off, the 5MP camera in the iPhone 4 may give way to a better resolution of at least 8 MP in the iPhone 5. To competitors t bay it may even go an inch further to ensure 1080p HD video recording facility.