Originally Posted by nathris
Originally Posted by lordikon
Did you read the article? Apple sold out of their entire stock, which means the only reason they didn't sell more in the first three days was because they ran out.
What part of "sold out" don't you understand? If more people had moved to other devices it would have been easier for them to not sell out their stock of phones.
The iPhone sold in three days, 5 million, half of what the Galaxy S3 sold in two months...
I can walk into Walmart, Bestbuy, or Futureshop and walk out with an iPhone 5.
Honestly, I expected demand to be higher too. When the 4S launched it was much harder to find.
I think the problem is its still basically the same phone. I've seen people at the display look at it, pull out their 4/4S, and decide that spending $200-$300 for nothing more than an extra row of icons just isn't worth it.
Maybe it's a regional thing, here we're now on a 2-3 week waiting list, and we ordered about 30 of them only hours after the midnight pre-order started. We tried the Apple store, AT&T and Verizon stores, nothing. Not sure about Walmart, but it's for a business so I'm not sure what channels they have to go through to get them.
On the outside, in many ways the phone is very similar, if people are making their decisions to buy a phone based solely on the outside look of it, those people aren't likely to upgrade. Apple is in an interesting situation, where either they can't think of where to go next with the looks of the iPhone, or where they feel it doesn't really need much improvement, and that changing the look for the sake of changing it would be the wrong way to go. Personally I'm torn, I'm not sure where exactly smartphone technology will go next, sure things will get faster, battery life my improve, small features may get added here and there, things like NFC, but what is the next big change for smartphones that will really make people want to upgrade?Edited by lordikon - 9/24/12 at 5:17pm