Neil Hughes at AppleInsider:
Analyst T. Michael Walkley with Canaccord Genuity revealed in a
note to investors on Tuesday that checks with U.S. carriers
indicate that sales of the iPhone 4 remain on top ahead of the
iPhone 5 debut, despite the fact that the iPhone 4 is more than a
“Our checks indicated strong sales of the iPhone 4, as it remained
the top selling smartphone at AT&T and Verizon despite increasing
consumer expectations for the iPhone 5 launch,” he wrote.
The first few years of the iPhone, sales would drop precipitously in the April/May/June quarter preceding the release of a widely expected new model. That doesn’t happen any more, because the iPhone is no longer a tech-nerd product. I’m sure sales of iPhones to tech nerds have dropped recently, but the iPhone is now a mass-market product.
Also worth remembering: the iPhone 4 has been on the market as the top-of-the-line iPhone far longer than any previous iPhone.
Oh, and the second-best-selling handset at AT&T for the last three months, according to the same analyst? The iPhone 3GS.
★ Tuesday, 6 September 2011