Apple Stock Drops Over Lower Than Expected Sales

While one analyst claimed lines were 89% longer and this C/Net iPhone 5 Review gushes that this is the “iPhone we’ve always wanted”, Apple’s stock has already dropped because sales of the iPhone 5 are less than expected.

iPhone 5 Social Media Mentions

Almost as many negative comments as positive have been recorded on social networks – which are quite likely reducing desire to buy the new iPhone. These graphs show there is not a great outpouring of positive comments on social media about the iPhone 5.

Further analysis would be necessary to find out exactly which of the issues are causing the most negative comments. See the video reviews below for what those issues are.

C/Net Video iPhone 5 Review Pros:

  • Larger screen (longer)
  • Faster processor
  • 4G speeds which can be twice many people’s home wifi

iPhone5 Review Cons:

  • Some networks can’t do voice and data at the same time
  • iPhone 4 cables won’t fit.

Engadget iPhone 5 Video Review

  • IOS 6.0
  • Extra row for apps at the bottom
  • 1136×640 display size
  • Panorama Mode
  • Passbook
  • Thinner, lighter, taller than 4S
  • Two tone colors
  • 8 megapixel camera

Social Media Sentiment

Having watched those iPhone Video reviews what do you think?

Is that the iPhone you’ve been waiting for or will having to buy new cables, or not being able to use voice and data at the same time on Sprint or Verizon or not liking the new Mapping app put you off buying?

Tell us whether you’ve bought one, want one –
or decided it isn’t for you in the comments.


Best known for writing about Small Business Advice, Gail Gardner is known as @GrowMap on Twitter and other social networks. She sometimes writes about the latest gadgets here and on DIRJournal.

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  1. We ran a competition to win an iphone 5 when it was released and had a huge amount of entries.

    However my personal opinion is that they are released too quickly without spending enough time fixing the issues that people have with older versions. They look a bit nicer and do a little more, this release was to be the first 4G mobile in the UK.

    Ive just ordered a Nexus.

  2. Isn’t it obvious? People are choosing to purchase Android smartphones with better hardware and more features than the iPhone 5.

    Let’s not even mention Android phones are available at a lower price, because that’s not even the main reason for their adoption. It just makes the decision that much easier.

  3. Amen to less expensive “Droids” and so many more to choose from and better upgrades than just a new “jack”

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