Apple iPhone 5s has 10% adoption rate
The quick adoption of the Apple iPhone 5s would seem to indicate that buyers of the device are happy with the new features. Happy enough to update before their current two-year pact expires. Could Touch ID, or the 64 bit A7, or the improvements to the camera be driving demand for the Apple iPhone 5s, or is it simply a case of iPhone buyers wanting the latest and greatest model out of Cupertino regardless of where they stand on the upgrade cycle?
Considering the slower adoption rate for the Apple iPhone 5c, it seems that there is no rush in picking up that model and potential buyers of the device are waiting for their upgrade to kick-in before buying the phone.
The Apple iPhone 5s is being adopted three times as fast as the Apple iPhone 5c
source: Mixpanel via TechCrunch
1. darkkjedii (Posts: 8926; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Not bad, could always be better, but not bad.
2. Eonnaydra (Posts: 181; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
Apple is gonna sell over 60 millions of iPhones this quarter.In Romania I've already seen a lot people with 5C/5S ,even some of my classmates.Last year ,in the same period, it wasn't like that with the i5.
4. Pattycakes (Posts: 22; Member since: 20 Oct 2013)
The iPhone is a good phone, but it won't sell that well in one quarter. In about 6 years there has been 250 million iPhone sold. So you expect in 1 quarter of that time they will sell about 1/4 of how many have been sold in 6 years.
6. dali13gr (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)
It's more like 400 million rathen than 250 million.
8. Pattycakes (Posts: 22; Member since: 20 Oct 2013)
5 years* I looked it on wikipedia, but I didn't notice the 2012 right bye it. So 1/7 of the time, but still I don't think their sales will be that high.
7. Finalflash (Posts: 899; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Yea no, they kind of did with the iPhone 5. Now with Japan and China they can easily do it again. Android handsets worldwide shipped this Q3 were 200 mil, so you have to imagine that it won't be too hard for Apple to sell a quarter of that at least (especially in Q4). It is just a matter of which phones that sell that will either make or break the quarter.
5. Finalflash (Posts: 899; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
That is great for them and all, but doesn't really have much meaning these days. It is easier for people to align their upgrades over time to hit at around release for their favored products, which is likely what is happening here (most companies allow you to upgrade a month or two early anyway). The real wait is for the final tally of how many were sold in the quarter because adoption rate usually happens within your own customer base. Everyone (including Samsung) is having this problem where their own fans will buy the product on release and then the numbers drop fairly quickly. Every manufacturer literally has a month set for their main products and people just wait for that.
14. rusticguy (Posts: 2810; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Not really. My wife's friend bought 5C recently and when we met at a party I asked her why did you buy this -- for showing off the logo? She immediately gave it to her husband to keep it inside his blazer pocket.
Then again i aksed her ... seriously why did you buy this? She had no answer. It's 5C and the photo that it took in night open air party was horrible compared to my ZL and he husband's Z. She finally said she wasted 40K + (in Indian rupee) for this after looking at the photographs.
17. darkkjedii (Posts: 8926; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I don't even bother responding to him. He's at a party, and all he can do is bother someone about their phone? Get a life, why don't you. I was at an Xmas party this past Friday, and phones were the last thing on my mind. +1 dude
13. tasior (Posts: 95; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)
First, it's an invention, not a discovery.
Second, wait with the judgement till the end of the century.
18. Mian.Shahzad (Posts: 23; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)
haha yeah and soon they gonna be kicked out from this planet :Pthey have tasted too muchon this planet now tie to go back :D