September 17, 2012
AT&T has announced that they set a sales record with the iPhone 5. It was the fastest-selling iPhone that the company has ever offered both on its first day of preorders and over the weekend. The company’s announcement, which does not include actual sales numbers, suggests many are sticking with AT&T despite concerns that the company has become anti-consumer. In particular, many has complained about the company's handling of Apple's FaceTime over cellular feature, which is set to arrive with iOS 6 this week. It was recently announced that AT&T won't be charging for the new service, despite plans earlier to the contrary. Instead, the second largest carrier in the U.S. will offer FaceTime over cellular to customers for free. However, those consumers will need to switch to one of the company's controversial Mobile Share plans. The iPhone 5 launches in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom on Friday, Sept. 21.