Here is where people buy their iPhones (hint: it's not just Apple Stores)
The wider and more prolific the outreach, the more the sales. That’s the rule that iPhone sales clearly follow, and interestingly the majority of iPhones are sold directly at carrier stores.
That’s an interesting illustration of how closely tied carrier and phone are, and how people prefer to get their phone at their carrier right away.
The importance of carriers is further underlined by the start contrast of the percentage of iPhones sold at Apple Stores (relatively small) and the percentage of iPads and iMacs sold at Apple’s retail locations (huge).
A whopping 47% of all Macs, and an impressive 40% of iPad sales happen at Apple Stores. Both of these devices are usually sold without a data plan, so if the carrier gets out of the equation, sales numbers for devices start growing at Apple’s own locations. And that’s interesting, don’t you think? Check out the graphs below to see where iDevices are sold the most (hint: it’s not on the web either).
Here is where people in the U.S. buy their iDevices Fullscreen
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Here is where people in the U.S. buy their iDevices
1. ilia1986 (unregistered)
The picture above clearly illustrates the typical mentality of the Apple consumer. :D
12. darkkjedii (Posts: 8896; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Yep smart and knowing what they want, and not being punked by haters
16. ilia1986 (unregistered)
You got a spelling mistake there. It should read: "Yep, not very bright and and not actually knowing what they want because of them being brainwashed by apple".
There you go - fixed it for you. :)
23. darkkjedii (Posts: 8896; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Nahhhh I had it right out the gate I buy what I want and can care less about a trivial comparison between two cell phone platforms, especially since I own devices from each one. More important things to worry about like what I want on my pizza or watching the walking dead. That's how low android vs iOS ranks on my importance scale.
26. ilia1986 (unregistered)
darkkjedii - I take it you don't use your smartphone much besides calls and texting? :)
28. darkkjedii (Posts: 8896; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I use it for tons of stuff, but I don't know u to justify giving u a list. No need to get personal here. My ip5 is great, my one x is great, the gs3 is great. My concern rite now is the Yankees winning the pennant. Oh, and 10-14-12 season 3 premier of the walking dead. U WILL NOT DRAW ME INTO THIS CHILDISH AND SOMETIMES DISRESPECTFUL ANDROID/IOS CRAP!!! Enjoy ur day go Yankees
30. ilia1986 (unregistered)
You are a consumer. A wise consumer always tries to understand and discover the intricate details regarding his\her bought and paid-for product.
31. darkkjedii (Posts: 8896; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Exactly... And that's y I choose the iPhone 5, and the Htc one x. Thanx, u hit the nail on the head for me. U tried to make me look dumb but ended up justifying my purchases dude lol.
33. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Well... most people have cash only for one phone..
34. darkkjedii (Posts: 8896; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
C'mon dude lets not do this. It's pointless, I'm a tech lover first and foremost, if u think about it all these phones are actually great devices allowing us to email text YouTube root jailbreak customize make appointments calculate text listen to music watch vids take pics record life on the fly keep in touch with our love ones game socialize bank bet vid chat and lots more. What's really not to like? It's really apples to oranges to pineapple to grapes to pears to peaches. All r excellent for u, jus depends on what your taste buds crave. I crave it all, but my go to device is the iPhone not due to it being the best, but due to it being powered by a really good platform and my being deeply vested in it. I've been using iTunes since 02' I have over 5,000 songs 12,000 pics and vids about 200 apps some of which r iOS exclusives. So my reasons for using iOS as my daily driver are sound reasons. Android is also a passion I mine when I wanna larger screen widgets and the open source experience its rite there. Best of both worlds rite n my living room. I've used a lot of devices, and platforms and to b honest with...blew a ton of money n the process lol. Those to platforms stand out the most though. The craftsmanship of apple/Samsung/Htc phones is second to none the software differs so much on each device it's like being n a buffet, and who doesn't like a buffet... I know I do especially living in Las Vegas lol. I guess I just look at android, and iOS like I would look at beyoncé and Jennifer Anniston or Halle berry and Vanessa Williams or Taylor swift and Kelly Rowland. Why even choose when u can have both lol.
35. darkkjedii (Posts: 8896; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
And one more thing bro. U said most people only have cash for one phone. Dude I'm not rich, I drive a bus n vegas. Craigslist can b your best friend when people need money for bills and your looking for a good deal on a phone lol.
32. darkkjedii (Posts: 8896; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
And that green thumb up is from me lol
21. lyndon420 (Posts: 1464; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Well...I guess if you were in a burning building you would know the way out yes? No point in helping you then...get to the back of the line.
37. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
Now i see why Nokia is having exclusives with AT&T, it's their outreach
2. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1059; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
Apple geniuses...I can never get enough of Apple Jokes :)
And we really dont care where people buy iCrap!
3. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
And leaving Apple stores aside, aren't those the places wherein other phones are purchased? People in the US will buy phones from (insert name here) exclusive stores, carrier outlets and others as shown in the graph. The proportions will vary but the stores are same.
4. Medel (Posts: 84; Member since: 31 May 2011)
omg! above the picture is the sheep man! look at his curly hair it does make sense! XD
5. andro. (Posts: 1926; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
The picture for this article shows how easily lead and ridiculous alot of people can be,apple has made a fortune exploiting these susceptible people
7. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1437; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
I would be crying buying such a problematic product, with easy scratch problem, buggy maps and easy screen break. Seriously if i bought a Lumia 920 with its so many great features, then I would probably be dancing. Because I know i'm getting value for money and premium features.
10. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
Its amazing the mentality of the iFans. If they are to buy cheap phone for £100-£200 (android or any other) they would hate every failure of that phone and probably would smack it against the floor or would throw it in the bin.
Instead they buy iPhone 5 that is 3x the price, still with failures (it would drive me crazy if the expensive phone is not working properly), but suddenly they are all ok with it. Only because it has sticker apple on it.
11. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
for the cheap phone you have at least excuse that it was cheap so of course cant expect it to be perfect. But for iPhone 5 the most expensive phone at the moment !!!!!
14. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1437; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Yes I agree with that, Android has so many options, you can custom it with so many ROMS out there. Which make it feels rarely outdated.
13. darkkjedii (Posts: 8896; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
The lumina isn't out yet, and if u think there won't b issues with any of them at launch u r nuts. Gs3 had issues when it launched but still a great phone Htc evo had loose screens and unstable software at launch but it got fixed. Apple knows what it's doing stop hating.
15. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1437; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Apple's issues are worst compared to others and for the money, having those issues is a shame.
GS3 had issues but still a great phone
Lumia 920 may have issues but still a great phone
But iPhone 5 with its issues makes it a shameful phone, it's not even great and I don't see what is great in it. Moreover it's not value for money. Unlock iPhone 5 cost $850 here, with that money, i could get the future Lumia 920. We don't have contract here, so everything is bought with unlock price.
So iPhone 5 $850 = not value for money
But Lumia 920 is a value for money
17. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
and trust me,I know what I am doing when I am giving you thumbs down
29. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1437; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Big thanks for that, I just hope iFans realized how they are fool by Apple Marketing. To me the iPhone 4s is better comparing the issues with iPhone 5.
8. Vinayakn73 (Posts: 87; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
phonearena store is invisible in the graph
9. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
Sometimes i wonder what it must be like writing article on phone arena about apple if you already know in advance that all who is going to read it are android fans who are going to write these kind of comments.
Maybe phonearena could just stop bother with writing any articles about apple or just write every week very short list of apple failures and news instead of these long and detailed articles.
18. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 241; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)
Obviously... if i want a cell phone, im going to go to my provider...
only idiots (or dorks) would go to the applestore to buy a cellphone.
which is clearly illustrated. people get a device like an ipad from the applestore, but when it comes to cell phones they get them where they always have got them. not some loud obnoxious place in a mall where geeks go to jizz in their pants.
19. alan_1230 (Posts: 57; Member since: 22 Apr 2012)
What i think is so annoying is that I pre ordered from best buy on the 14 around 3pm and I am still waiting i was like the 50th person on the list . Why am i still on hold ?
22. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
that is what you get for your money when you choose iphone, good for you, I hope they will keep you waiting for much much longer.
20. iGREGG (Posts: 66; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)
u cant also get the Iphone 5 inside TARGET ...there is a mobile section in there that has them the SOOOO MANY peopledont kno about they sellthem there
38. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
i think this news is pretty stupid! ofcourse they will buy the iPhone on a carrier! and they will buy a mac and an iPad on an apple store or other retailer!