September 19, 2012

iPhone 5 Sales Take Off Big Time

The iPhone 5 sells out in an hour at Apple.

The iPhone 5 sells out in an hour at Apple.

When the iPhone 5 was announced, experts from around the world gave their thoughts and many felt that although the iPhone 5 offered extra goodies over its predecessor the iPhone 4S, much of what we wanted to get included on the iPhone 5 had not been included.

The main problem in the UK is that although many think the iPhone 5 will be connected via 4G wireless as its 4G LTE enabled. This is simply not the case and you need to unravel a complicated scenario to reveal the truth and exactly which mobile operators are offering 4G. More here iPhone 5 and 4G connectivity. have produced a series of articles looking at the inner workings of the iPhone 5 and also what has been omitted, but we always felt that Apple had done enough to make the iPhone 5 sell well. We recall that the iPhone 4S sold a million units within 24 hours of pre-orders going live. That’s a tall order to surpass.

Apple has now released its pre-order sales fiqures for the iPhone 5 and they confirm that they have taken over 2 million orders in the first 24 hours of the iPhone 5 going live and have sold out. They sold out via the Apple store within an hour of going live. Buyers now face a restocking waiting time of 2-3 weeks.

Some technology experts such as Yankee group predict sales of 10 million iPhone 5’s by the end of its first month and Bloomberg forecast that Apple can sell up to 60 million units by the end of 2012.

As soon as we here at get our mitts on an iPhone 5 you can be sure that we will get our iPhone 5 review up at the earliest opportunity. The physical launch day is Friday this week on 21st September.