Despite the ongoing patent war between Samsung and Apple, the Cupertino-based company smartphone continues to do very well in the South Korea.
From the report:[quote] The pre-order sales of the iPhone 5, implemented by SK Telecom and KT from November 30, attracted 180,000 people in just two hours after it was launched. The iPhone 5 is expected to pass the 600,000 mark in pre-order sales by December 7. This reflects a huge stand-by demand by the consumers whose two-year subscription to iPhone 3GS, which was released in November 2009, ended.
SK Telecom announced on December 1 that its iPhone 5 inventories of 50,000 units, allotted for online pre-orders, were sold out. SK Telecom terminated the online per-order event and pre-orders are available only through stores.
KT also announced that the number of people who made pre-orders for iPhone 5 reached the level of 200,000 at noon of December 2, a speed more than two times faster than those for the iPhone 4S.”
An IT consultancy Roa Consulting predicted that as many as 2 million people are likely to purchase the iPhone 5 by the end of 2012, given the strong demand from existing iPhone users and a fast-growing new demand.[/quote]
Source: The Korea Economic Daily