I’m not upgrading phones this year, but maybe that puts me in the minority:
A survey of lines at Apple stores in New York, Boston and Minneapolis found that crowds for the iPhone 5 are 83 percent larger than they were for the iPhone 4S, which has led one analyst to predict sales of 8 million iPhones this launch weekend.
Apple sold two million units — not AT&T, not Sprint, not Verizon, just Apple — on the first day for pre-orders. That’s twice as many as the sold of the iPhone 4S not even a full year ago. I guess consumers didn’t get the message from all the smart tech writers that the iPhone 5 is a letdown and a bore.