On October eleventh we noted that a Korean report had stated that the influence of the iPhone to be released in Korea at the end of this month was attracting their attention. The report further stated that "as there are maniac consumers for the Apple iPhone in Korea, the question is how much replacement demand the new iPhone will generate." Well, the answer to that question was made loud and clear. According to a new Korean report, KT's online pre-orders for Apple's latest iPhones ended in 7 minutes flat.
At 3:00 pm on October 18, SK Telecom and KT Corporation began taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5s and 5c, which are scheduled to be introduced on October 25, via Apple's online and retail stores. KT's online pre-orders for 5,000 customers on a first-come-first-served basis ended after 7 minutes, while those of SK Telecom finished in 13 minutes. The latest models will be available for advance order at offline retail shops just before the scheduled release date.
Apple's iPhone Regains Fastest Smartphone in 2013
In another Korean report today, the iPhone 5S was hailed as being the world's fastest phone at this very moment.
The Korean report pointed to a new speed test published by Tech Daily last week. The results indicated that both single core and multi core iPhone5Ss showed the best speed. The LG G2 came in second place, and Samsung's Galaxy S4 ranked third.
Tech Daily used the GeekBench application to test each smartphone's performance. The application tested which smartphone shows the best speed under the same conditions.
Through this test, Apple has regained the reputation as the world's fastest smartphone developer. Tech Daily explained, "In September 2012, the iPhone5 was the fastest smartphone with an A6 processor, but lost its place to the Galaxy S4 last June. The Phone5S has won back first place."
The world's fastest smartphone is the iPhone 5S which sold out in 7 minutes flat. How's that for speed. Cheers to South Korea's "Apple-Maniacs" who made it happen.