IPhone Sales Under the Microscope as Apple's Fiscal Fourth Quarter Results Near
October 28, 2013 2:21 PM
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Apple is expected to report iPhone sales of 33 million to 36 million
is expected to release its financial results today, and many are eagerly awaiting the figures on iPhone 5S/5C sales.
Both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C were released September 10. While the 5C was intended to be the price-friendly model, it launched at only $100 less than the flagship iPhone 5S model.
For that reason, some believe Apple made a mistake by neglecting the budget phone market. In fact,
The Wall Street Journal
reported that Apple cut iPhone 5C orders for Q4 2013 while upping iPhone 5S orders because customers have opted to pay the extra $100 for the higher-end model.
More specifically, iPhone supplier Pegatron is to
by less than 20 percent and Hon Hai is to cut orders by a third.
Some say that Apple missing the budget phone boat was a bad thing, as certain smartphone markets like China still have to pay unsubsidized prices for smartphones and may be unwilling to pay so much for the 5C. However, others argue that this bumped up 5S sales for those who saw no point in saving only $100 when it came to iPhone purchases.
The reported earnings today should show whether the 5C really did take a hit, and if the 5S really
Apple is expected to report iPhone sales of 33 million to 36 million for its fiscal fourth quarter (which ended in September). The company expects over 50 million sales in the upcoming holiday quarter.
The iPhone 5S/5C
topped 9 million in sales
during launch weekend.
In addition, Apple is expected to report 15 million iPads sold in the September quarter, and revenue of $34 billion to $37 billion.
Apple introduced the new
and iPad mini with Retina Display this month starting at $499 and $399 respectively.
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RE: No Dice
10/29/2013 2:37:55 PM
I currently own iOS (iPhone 5) and Android (Nexus 4) devices and have used WP8 devices and can say 100% that Android is no where near the responsiveness of either iOS or WP. Not even close.
With the Droid X, I measured over 300ms lag to touch and current systems (from Nexus 4 to GS4) seeing closer to 100-120ms. A great improvement for sure but nowhere near the 40-60ms I see with iOS and don't even get me started on the jumpy and laggy scrolling I get on the Nexus from time to time requiring a reboot to make it usable again. Android, linked to its requirement for a Automatic Garbage Collector still has issues with responsiveness.
As for Apple only doing everything that was "obvious", my question is, if the original iPhone design was so obvious, why did it take Apple to do it?
RE: No Dice
10/29/2013 3:46:14 PM
"As for Apple only doing everything that was "obvious", my question is, if the original iPhone design was so obvious, why did it take Apple to do it?"
Because it follows Apples basic mode of operations - take existing technologies, simplify their functionality, repackage them and present them in a very basic user friendly way. The other companies work on developing new tech and developing it to a point where it can be the foundation to build on top of, they avoid tryihng to make things 'user friendly' for the less tech capable users.
RE: No Dice
10/30/2013 7:58:15 PM
How did Apple "repackage" capacitive multi-touch? If it was so obvious, why was not every company doing it in 2007? 2006? 2005?
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