Originally Posted by lordikon
Record breaking launch (sales) is no longer considered successful? Even if 10,000 iPhones had these screen issues, that is just half of one percent of just the pre-order sales numbers. It would take something pretty large to cause this launch to fail. The issues with the maps app are probably affecting the most people and still probably won't affect the launch much at all. 15% of all eligible iPhones updated to iOS 6 on the very first day it was released, and aside from some map complaints I've heard of no issues.
Uh, yeah that is literally what was expected to happen. Nobody has ever said the iphone won't sell well. Tons of people said it was going to be the ultimate phone, the best phone n the market, yada yada. The truth is that the phone has more issues than many anticipated, and they are issues with appear to be pretty widespread. The chipping anodized part is truly suspect.
From a manufacturing standpoint, this launch is a failure. That is fact. The negative press can only be defeated by ONE thing. The negative press wouldn't exist if the issues didn't. It really is that simple. This isn't android fanboys beating on apple. This is dissatisfied customers making their issues known. This is a distinct manufacturing issue and one that I GUARANTEE Apple execs are asking to be addressed.