While the smartphone market adopted larger-screened handsets at a rapid pace, Apple was slow to adopt the bigger phone model. Now that it has, though, it would seem a lot of buyers in the U.S. have been waiting for the 4.7-inch model.
According to a report published by the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners following a sales breakdown, indicates that within the first 30 days of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus being on sale in the United States, the iPhone 6 accounted for 68 percent of total sales, while the iPhone 6 Plus took a total of 23 or 24 percent of total sales. These stats were summarized by analyst Steven Milunovich of UBS.
When put together, the pair of new iPhones consisted of 91 percent of total iPhone sales over the first four weeks of availability within the United States. That would indicate, quite glaringly, that customers this year are very interested in Apple’s latest-generation iPhones, rather than picking up an older model for a cheaper price tag.
An interesting note from Milunovich, though, points out that it may be hard to pinpoint the exact demand for the iPhone 6 Plus, as Apple is still working on meeting overall demand for the 5.5-inch iPhone variant. Still, a 3-to-1 difference in sales within the first 30 days would seem to indicate that the 4.7-inch variant is flying off the shelves.
It is certainly interesting to see these sales estimates within the United States, considering that in China, the iPhone 6 Plus has been the apple of consumer’s eyes, according to pre-order numbers ahead of the public launch in mid-October.
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