AppleInsider writes today that leading Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has said that the iPhone 5 is a “Rolex” in comparison to its competitors, which he says are more like a “Timex.” Munster says that Apple is set to sell between 6 million to 10 million iPhone 5s in the September quarter, which ends at the end of September. Munster has managed to have hands-on time with the iPhone 5, and says that it has an improved feel and build in comparison to previous iPhones. AppleInsider reports that Piper Jaffray and Investing Analytics also kept tabs on how the iPhone 5 went down online, and found that Twitter posts about the new phone saw a 460% year over year increase compared to iPhone 4S launch day, with blog posts about the iPhone 5 also up 100% year over year. Munster said that 73% of tweets about the iPhone 5 were positive, in comparison with 15% for the iPhone 4S launch.
Source: Apple's iPhone 5 praised as 'a Rolex among a sea of Timexes'