The Hands Down Most Compelling Case For Upgrading To The iPhone 5 Has Been Made

09.14.12 5 years ago

Well, okay, I guess I’m sold then! Eat it, unpaid Chinese students forced to help build iPhone 5s with no pay. How could I, or anyone else, possibly resist not upgrading to an iPhone 5 now?! I’m sure this has everything to with why the new iPhone is selling at a record pace.

Reports Techcrunch:

Preoders (sic) for the iPhone 5 went live at midnight tonight and, true to form, they went like hotcakes. You may remember that it took 22 hours for the iPhone 4S and about 20 hours for the iPhone 4 to sell out of its pre-order, launch-day stock.

The iPhone 5 took just about 60 minutes. Yep. One hour after pre-orders went live tonight, shifted shipping expectations from one to two weeks due to the overwhelming demand.

Here’s a GIF illustrating the iPhone 5 hurdling past iPhone sales records, just because…

And, via the Daily What, here’s a cat rocking out to Collective Soul, also just because…

(Pic via. Gif via Pleated Jeans)

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