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iPhone 5 did not break Galaxy S III’s record for highest number of pre-orders, despite strong sales

Posted By Ashraf On September 24, 2012 @ 9:00 PM In Android,iOS | 1 Comment

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While we don’t know exactly how many people pre-ordered the iPhone 5 [2], we do know Apple [3] sold over 5 million during the first weekend of release [4]. While 5 million units is a staggering number no matter which way you look at it, it does not break Galaxy S III’s record of 9 million pre-orders.

Of course it should be mentioned the Galaxy S III [5] had a longer wait time between announcement and release date (26 days) than the iPhone 5 (10 days). So we could say the comparison isn’t exactly fair. Plus, it took Samsung almost 60 days to sell another 1 million to reach their milestone of 10 million units sold in less than two months [6]; at this rate, iPhone 5 will pass the 10 million mark within a month especially if you consider the fact that 22 more countries will get the iPhone 5 on September 28. So this isn’t necessarily an indicator that the iPhone 5 will sell less than the Galaxy S III, although the iPhone 5 has a long way to go to catchup to Galaxy S III’s twenty million sold in less than one hundred days [7]. Still, this is something Fandroids will take because we have been waiting roughly five years to see one of our babies on the top of the sales chart.


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[2] iPhone 5: http://dottech.org/tag/iphone-5

[3] Apple: http://dottech.org/tag/apple

[4] over 5 million during the first weekend of release: http://dottech.org/82334/how-popular-is-the-iphone-5-how-about-over-5-million-sold-in-three-days-popular/

[5] Galaxy S III: http://dottech.org/tag/galaxy-s-iii

[6] 10 million units sold in less than two months: http://dottech.org/74852/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-sells-over-10-million-units-in-less-than-two-months-apple-cowers-in-fear/

[7] twenty million sold in less than one hundred days: http://dottech.org/78967/samsung-has-sold-over-20-million-galaxy-s-iii-in-100-days-apple-is-iafraid/

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