The iPhone 4S might have changed the launch window for the iPhone 5, WWDC had been the platform for all new iPhones since the first generation, and considering a fall 2012 release for the iPhone 5 we expect to see a slowdown in sales about now. The expected month for a release date is October, so with just over 2 months to go you wouldn’t see as many people wanting to buy an aging iPhone.
Even with the iPhone slowdown the majority of smartphone sales are Apple – it is amazing how one phone, the iPhone, continues to keep ahead of other brands like Samsung who push out numerous phones to try and beat Apple. Certain buyers would favor the big choice of Android phones, but this hasn’t stopped the iPhone taking a massive amount of Verizon and AT&T smartphone sales for the second quarter.
When the new iPhone receives a launch this fall, what percentage of smartphone sales do you think Apple will take in that quarter? Apple might have seen a slowdown thanks to the next iPhone about to release, although this didn’t stop the iPhone taking 3.7 million of the 5.1 million smartphones AT&T sold in the last three months. Apple’s phone also took 2.7 million of the 5.9 million Verizon smartphones sold in the same period. The percentage will be a lot higher towards the end of the year when the new iPhone is launched.
Are you holding out for the next iPhone, or did you already upgrade recently? There might be some attractive iPhone alternatives being offered running Android, but they will all be compared to the iPhone in terms of sales for many years to come.