Vineri iPhone 5 a fost lansat oficial de catre compania Apple, terminalul fiind primit de zeci/sute de mii de oameni in fata magazinelor Apple/cele ale partenerilor din intreaga lume. Cu doar cateva zile inainte Apple anuntase ca 2 milione de terminale au fost precomandate in doar 24 de ore de la deschiderea sesiunii de precomenzi si analistii preziceau ca aproape 10 milioane de dispozitive urmeaza sa fie vandute in weekend-ul care tocmai s-a terminat. Ei bine printr-un comunicat de presa Apple tocmai a anuntat ca a vandut 5 milioane de terminale iPhone 5, o cifra record pentru companie.
Anul trecut 4 milioane de terminale iPhone 4S s-au vandut in doar un singur weekend, insa anul acesta oamenii au fost mult mai interesati de dispozitiv si in consecinta cifra de vanzari este mai mare. In perioada sarbatorilor ne putem astepta ca Apple sa vanda aproape 40 de milioane de terminale iPhone 5. Pe langa numarul mare de terminale vandute, Apple a anuntat si ca 100 de milioane de utilizatori au facut upgrade la iOS 6 in acest weekend, semn c interesul este mare pentru aceasta versiune a sistemului de operare.
CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apple today announced it has sold over five million of its new iPhone 5, just three days after its launch on September 21, and more than 100 million iOS devices have been updated with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. iPhone 5 is available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK, and will be available in 22 more countries on September 28 and more than 100 countries by the end of the year. Demand for iPhone 5 exceeded the initial supply and while the majority of pre-orders have been shipped to customers, many are scheduled to be shipped in October.
“While we have sold out of our initial supply, stores continue to receive iPhone 5 shipments regularly and customers can continue to order online and receive an estimated delivery date. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough iPhone 5s for everyone.”
“Demand for iPhone 5 has been incredible and we are working hard to get an iPhone 5 into the hands of every customer who wants one as quickly as possible,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “While we have sold out of our initial supply, stores continue to receive iPhone 5 shipments regularly and customers can continue to order online and receive an estimated delivery date. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough iPhone 5s for everyone.”
iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina™ display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology*—all while delivering even better battery life.**
Pricing & Availability
iPhone 5 comes in either white & silver or black & slate, and is available in the US for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model and $299 (US) for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for the 64GB model. iPhone 5 is available from the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores, and through AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, select Best Buy, RadioShack, Target and Walmart stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. iPhone 4S is also available for just $99 (US) and iPhone 4 is available for free with a two-year contract.***
iPhone 5 will be available on September 28 in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
* LTE is available through select carriers. Network speeds are dependent on carrier networks, check with your carrier for details.
** Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.