Almost all around the world, when iPhone 5 launch today, the iPhone fan is queuing to get one. Like in London, the queue have caused traffic jam and some fan even have camped to get a queue number in order to be the 1st to get the phone. Everybody is so eager to get hold the phone which lighter, bigger screen, faster processor, slimmer and installed with the latest ios.
iPhone 5 Queue in New York.
In Singapore, the launch is started with big bang where 3 providers is revealing their price plan. If you are a Singaporean you can even get the phone for free by contracting a higher phone plan from Singtel. Attached the picture of the plan comparison by telcos in Singapore.
UBM TechInsights, one of the tech UK company reveals the component cost for making iPhone 5 is less than US$168. It is US$35 more expensive compared to the cost of iPhone 4S. The higher additional cost is on the newer A6 processor US$28 and then the Qualcomm 4G LTE modem US25.
iPhone 5 is sold for US$649 worlwide, so you can imagine how much Apple made by selling the hardware. Anyway we are also paying for the sexyness, brand name and research cost right. Anyway I might get one anyway. he2
Oh wow , laser keyboard and holographic features. WOW.
As recorded in youtube, the Fox 5 News “added” two supers features to iPhone 5, it will come with laser keyboard and holographic projector projecting the screen into thin air. If it is available now, I will also wait in the queue for iPhone 5. ha2. Sure this news will boost more people into the line. ha2.
The video clips shown in the news is actually concept video for iPhone 5 design (rumour before iPhone 5 announced), and these are features that all of us dreamt about. but unfortunately it is just a concept for now. ;p I just wonder whether that the news editor checked the news content before it was broadcasted. Lesson learnt.
The Apple iPhone and App Store were recently added to the Guinness Book of World Records in a new 2011 Gamer’s Edition. iPhone 4 is added as the fastest selling portable gaming system and the Apple App Store was given the title of most popular application marketplace, the largest downloadable video game store and the largest lineup of any gaming system.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Apple sold 1.5 million iPhone 4 units on the 1st day of availability, this earns apple as the fastest selling portable gaming system in history. This records is compared to that of Sony which sold 200,000 PlayStation Portables on launch day in 2005 and Nintendo which took a week to move its first 500,000 units. Incredible performance.
In regards to the title of “The Most Popular Application Marketplace”, the Guinness Book of World Records cited Apple’s 6.5 billion app downloads as proof that the Apple App Store is the world’s most popular application market place.
In addition, other notable records included the following:
Angry Birds being named Top Paid-For App Store Game in Most Countries
Plants vs. Zombies being named the Fastest-Selling iPhone/iPod Strategy Game
Tap Tap Revenge being name Most Popular iPhone Game Series.