Wow grats Apple! Jesus, made my day too!
Well thanks to those guys I bought at $484 and cover the puts of my straddle. Good timing for me really. Planning to ride to next event and re-evaluated my positions at that time.
Hey! The 2nd gen of the Microsoft Surface is being unveiled today! Anyone want to head over to the presentation? Anyone... Hello!
No thanks. If it's anything like the last one, it's just too painful to watch.
Not sure if sarcasm there, but why does it matter if the "more people" buying it are American or Chinese? Bottom line, Apple made more iPhones and sold more iPhones. There's no funny business in those numbers.
I think 9 million sold over 3 days is an amazing number, but the point some are trying to make here is that they did not sell more than last year because they are selling in more countries.
It is a matter of perception.
If you removed the new tier 1 release countries like China from the equation, how many iPhones will Apple have sold? That is the true number if you want to compare it with last year.
Some are seeing it as buffing up the number by launching in more countries initially and then sales will taper off more rapidly because there are now less countries to pick up the slack in 2nd, 3rd and 4th tier etc launches.
IF Apple were to sell 100 million phones this quarter. Will it make a difference if 9 million are sold in the first 3 days and the other 91 million in remaining quarter or if Apple sold 5 million in the first 3 days and the other 95 million in the remaining quarter? Both add up to 100 million but the first sounds alot better.
island hermit wrote: »
Well, if you go back to previous threads you will see that whenever I or a few others said that the 5C would, at best, only sell as many phones as previous 2nd generation phones then you'll see the irrational responses by quite a few members who said the 5c would be a blow-out seller. Sorry... 2 million is not a blow-out seller [for an iPhone]. 6 million units of the 5s is a blow-out seller.
rogifan wrote: »
I guess the argument is numbers were just shifted by adding two additional launch countries. But so what? The fact remains everyone knew there were two additional launch countries and still no one was predicting 9M sales. Apple clearly blew past most people's explanations.
I hope this announcement will make everyone sleep better, at least for one night, and stop bickering, at least for one day. Clearly, Apple's product management strategy is once again on the mark.
Perhaps this informs us it is absurd to bicker while guess-timating what the sales numbers might be? Perhaps this shows that it is silly to take argumentative stands and refuse to budge, all of while calling each other dumb?
I think 9 million sold over 3 days is an amazing number,
It sure is.
Why do we care what contrarian views say? Why are people here so determined to argue each other out of their positions when everyone is pretty much intransigent?
Where are you guys getting the 2 million iPhone 5c numbers, you are arguing over a made up number pulled out of someones ass.
How do we know 5c only sold 2M units?
Not a test. It will just be a cool observation. You're taking the joy out of this by *judging* Apple based on hypothetical tests when neither you nor anyone else is qualified to do so.
Incredible results! Congrats to all who own shares of AAPL!
And no, Apple should not lower any of their prices, because three cheap bastards on the internet demanded that they should.
Apple has never broken out sales number by model, and they never will.
snappsny wrote: »
I'd like to know what that 9 million includes. Is it actual deliveries of phones or does that number include the website orders that won't be delivered for 7-10 days. I always thought the 5 million number put out was the number of phones actually available on the first weekend the phones were available. If they delivered 9 million phones unbelievable. If that 9 million includes unfilled orders, still impressive, but not as impressive.
Go suck a lemon.
I have never ever said the 5C is a flop. I said it wouldn't sell as well as some here predicted.
I think some bridge is missing you there, bud.
Another Samsung hack no doubt....
Well, a few people seem to not be able to read. I said "if" the data is correct (there's another article on AI and a few other places that show data suggesting that the 5s sold 3.4 to 3.7 X more units than the 5c) then it appears that around 2 million 5c units were sold.
I'm not sucking the joy out of anything. Quit your whining.