The rush is on to spin this into bad news in some way. Two possible angles:
1) It wasn’t quite double the weekend sales of the iPhone 5 last year!
2) In three days, Apple wasn’t quite able to triple the number of smartphones BlackBerry shipped — shipped, not sold — for the whole quarter!
Back in reality, 200 million devices updated to iOS 7 in just a few days is insane.
Update: And we have a winner — Sandy Cannold, arguing the old this-iPhone-isn’t-really-new-because-it’s-still-an-iPhone angle:
To me though, all this over-the-top fanfare and even the record-breaking first weekend of sales could actually be cause for concern. Now before Apple lovers pillory me and say that I have no idea what I am talking about, hear me out. I fully concede that Apple is going to make billions in profit from the sale of these new devices and the company is in no danger of becoming Blackberry or Nokia. But the reason I am voicing a bit of doubt is that it seems like Apple is now trying to squeeze every last bit of profit it can out of an aging, shall we call it, iStone.
Sandy, luckily you’re extremely lame puns distract from the fact that you have no idea what you’re talking about.