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Apple iPhone sales down 6.2 million in Q2

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Apple iPhone sales down 6.2 million in Q2
We all know that iPhone sales tend to take a dive in the leadup to a new announcement from Apple, and according to DigiTimes Research, it has happened again. Apparently, compared to Q1 of 2013, Apple's iPhone sales were down by 6.2 million devices in Q2; and, revenue was down pretty big as well.

This past quarter, Apple worked with carriers to offer a number of sales and promotions in an effort to move as many iPhones as possible, because the company obviously knows that sales are going to decline before a new iPhone announcement. Unfortunately, that strategy didn't work well enough, and according to DigiTimes, Apple's revenue from iPhone sales dropped to $18.2 billion. 

That's still a pretty big number, but one that is likely to be dwarfed in Q4 this year after Apple announces the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C next week in San Francisco. 

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 05 Sep 2013, 20:35 6

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 10578; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


This is expected, happens every year. Watch the android fanboys "not users" flock to this like flies to s**t. Sammy fanboys in particular.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 20:38 3

2. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


Amen!

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 20:39

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 10578; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Not trolling either HGI, just a fact.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 21:03 1

8. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


Was meant as a support! Couldn't agree more with you! Still, I think that Apple feels a lot of pressure. But that is not Tim Cook's fault, its Jobs' fault. Jobs failed to build out the iPhone product line in time. Cook has to do that now from the scratch.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 21:14

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 10578; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Agreed. I love the pressure google/Samsung is putting on apple. It's making them step their game up.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 21:25

17. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


Yes. One should not forget that Apple still earns half the profit of the whole smartphone market. Therefore, Apple does not only own a lot of money, they still have people like Jonathan Ive. Apple can bounce back any time. I think that next year we will see greater changes with an iPhone with a larger screen, an iOS adjusted for larger screens and much more.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 21:28

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 10578; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


So do I. I think these are just the beginning.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 21:11 4

10. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3337; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I agree. iPhones sales always slow down on the eve of the Next Big One. We are all holding out for the new iPhone, so Apple needs to shut up and take our money.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 22:19

23. darkkjedii (Posts: 10578; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I've got mine ready

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 21:15 7

14. PAPINYC (Posts: 2237; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Here I is': boohoo, it's expected; boohoo we have to reconcile the slump in our minds; boohoo, we have to justify the slump in sales to the industry; boohoo, it'll all change with the next release; boohoo, we're all happy with our small phones; boohoo, who needs a stylus, expandable memory and removable battery; we have a deathly iCharger that kills on contact and we take it everywhere we go cuz' are iPhones always die - BOO-f'N-HOOO!!

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 06:24

34. LumiaLover (Posts: 160; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


are you a retard? Just asking!

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 20:55 1

4. papss (unregistered)


I'll tell you what is crazy... While at Disney world they have phone cases in every shop but all are iPhone cases... Like no other mfg exist...

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 20:56

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 10578; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That is crazy, Samsung is just as much a force as apple is. They should have them, and a whole lot more papss

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 21:12 4

12. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3337; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


They probably forgot to check the bargain bins.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 21:15 1

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 10578; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lol Mxy behave +1 though that was funny

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 21:25

18. papss (unregistered)


I have been looking my hardest too.. What sort of bazzaaro world do we live in?

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 20:55

5. Bootutu (Posts: 184; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Niche device i sense....just saying

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 20:58 12

7. Alex123 (Posts: 210; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Nothing surprised. I expected Apple sale downs. Who want a small size, same design, tooooooo small battery, not open OS like android. I enjoyed Android twice compared to my experience with Iphone 4S previously.

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 05:06

28. selena1000 (Posts: 83; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


sales are down because a new iphone is coming not because of the sh#t you wrote.they cant keep selling 10 million of the same phone every month you idiot

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 06:22

33. LumiaLover (Posts: 160; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


so let me get this right...all the time you have had Android, you have only enjoyed it twice.....not very good then is it?!!!!!?

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 06:20

32. LumiaLover (Posts: 160; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


My wife wants a small size. She is soooo tired of having something so big that's hard to handle!

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 08:51

35. loebsall007 (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Sep 2013)


Lmao at the last 2 comments. I died a little reading that. Big screen or not, ill be sticking with apple,.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 21:07

9. nxl2610 (Posts: 49; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


Yeah ,figures

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 21:11

11. stealthd (Posts: 932; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


So the actual sales were. . . and that compares to last year. . .
Wtf is with the lack of information here?

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 21:17 1

16. verbalize (Posts: 81; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Why would you buy a Iphone5 right before the new one is coming out? You can get it for $99.00 for 2 year contract. Why would you do that? You would be a fool. It's like Samsung's G3 . 6 months before the G4 came out. They were giving them away with a 2 year contract. That tells you something about how desperate Sammy is to get rid that mid range phones even if they have to take a hit.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 21:27 1

19. nguaca (Posts: 8; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)


can't wait to hold you in my hand

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 06:15

30. LumiaLover (Posts: 160; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


Iiiiii thank you

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 21:30 3

21. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1160; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


And it's going to be even worst next year at this time when people wait for a major redesign. Especially with rumors that Apple is testing out a larger phone. Apple will need that phablet 1st quarter 2014.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 21:43

22. AfterShock (Posts: 2792; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I don't think Apple has anything to worry about, this year.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 22:26 3

24. Samsungadroidrules (Posts: 104; Member since: 28 Jul 2013)


Bye bye Apple. Hahahaha pitty these Lame Fanboys of Apple. hahahaha what more now since Samsung has S4 and Note 2 and 3 on the go in the market. And all they have is outdated very outdated boring iPhone 5 with overpriced. hahahaha Then I hope they are not expecting to bunce back next year as the new and latest innovative phone Samsung Galaxy S5 Will be release. Hahaa I wonder what will happen to apple then hahaha

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 23:35 1

25. joey_sfb (Posts: 2782; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


leave them alone.. there plenty of android related news you can post.

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 04:39

27. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 147; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Dude - i really hope you're no older than 6..

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 05:57 2

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 10578; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


We have jobs, lives, and girlfriends too. We use our iPhones to set up dates, and stuff like that, we go to dinner movies, and cuddle. We don't sit in our room running benchmarks all nite, bothering people about what phones they have.

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 16:17

36. androidfanboy (Posts: 162; Member since: 24 Jun 2013)


No one cares

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 06:17 1

31. LumiaLover (Posts: 160; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


hahahahaha....twat!!

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 16:19

37. androidfanboy (Posts: 162; Member since: 24 Jun 2013)


Grow up

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 23:58

26. Kishin (Posts: 587; Member since: 30 May 2013)


What!!!!????

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 16:21

38. androidfanboy (Posts: 162; Member since: 24 Jun 2013)


Dude I really hope you shut your mouth before I shut it for you

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