Did you preorder the iPhone 5? You weren’t alone. We already knew that, because you probably heard that 2 million were ordered in the first 24 hours. Now we are hearing a report that, thought very crazy, is not too hard to believe. According to Comscore, the iPhone 5 has sold 96% the amount the iPhone 4S did in one month, in a mere 3 days. That is crazy.
I find this somewhat comical for one reason – many tech bloggers said that this wasn’t that big of an upgrade. I will agree, in some ways it is not. But, you have to remember the company we are talking about. Apple sold twice as many iPhone 5′s in the first 24 hours as the iPhone 4S did last year. The 4S beat out the iPhone 4 that came before it. It is a seemingly never ending cycle.
Also regarding preorder numbers, Comscore also mentioned that AT&T had the most total preorder numbers, holding 68% of the total. AT&T also had the most within the first 24 hours, but lost some ground to Verizon within the next few days, still however holding out the top. It is quite interesting however, as when you look only at “search queries” you will find that Verizon by far was looked for more often.
What do you think? Did you preorder? Which carrier did you choose? Let us know in the comments.