Analytics firm Mixpanel has just released some stats showing that the Apple iPhone 5s
now makes up 19.31% of active iPhone models. The model is on track to surpass the Apple iPhone 4s
which is the model in use by over 23% of iPhone users. On top is the Apple iPhone 5
with a 32.65% share. The reason why this model remains on top is not hard to figure out. As the first iPhone with a 4 inch screen, it captured many buyers who are now locked into a contract with their carrier for another year. This pent up demand, combined with an expected 4.5 inch to 4.7 inch screen
on the Apple iPhone 6
could help sales of the new device whenever it is launched.
The Apple iPhone 4
still makes up over 16% of active iPhone models. And at the bottom is the Apple iPhone 5c
. Slightly more than 6% of iPhone users are clutching the plastic coated iPhone. This dovetails perfectly with the recent report that inventories of the iPhone 5c have reached 3 million units,
with two million of those phones at contract manufacturer Pegatron and the remaining models sitting on carriers' shelves.
The current iPhone line up is headed by the Apple iPhone 5s with the iPhone 5c as the mid-range offering and the iPhone 4s as the low-end model.