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One of five active Apple iPhone models is the Apple iPhone 5s

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One of five active Apple iPhone models is the Apple iPhone 5s
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.

The Apple iPhone 5 is the iPhone model most in use today

The Apple iPhone 5 is the iPhone model most in use today


source: Mixpanel via AppleInsider

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posted on 08 Mar 2014, 01:45 5

1. Kishin (Posts: 610; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Cause Apple gives us updates unlike many manufacturers i m not going to name..

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 02:19 18

2. alterecho (Posts: 1082; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


I've used an iPhone 4 updated to iOS 7.
Here are some possibilities i've inferered:
1. Apple hasn't tested iOS 7 on iPhone 4 models.
2. They just push out the updates regardless.
3. They have purposefully coded iOS 7 to work slow on older models, to encourage those users to purchase newer hardware.

You can strike through point 1, since knowing Apple's meticulous nature, thats not possible.

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 02:29 9

3. ihavenoname (Posts: 1393; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


What is wrong with iP4, is just the lack of power. Modern OSs need dual-core processors at least. But considering how much the performance dropped from iOS 6 in iPhone 4, and knowing how well Apple can optimize software, you might be right on option 3.

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 11:30 2

22. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 384; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


This has happened with every iOS device I've been in contact with. The update to iOS 6.x that iPod touch 4's got crippled their speed, and iOS 5 made it impossible for my OG iPad to so much as load google.

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 03:40 8

7. Finalflash (Posts: 1759; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Point one is also not true because it takes them effort to remove features like Siri and transparencies or animations like they did for the iPhone 4 version of iOS 7, so you know they went through it. It is probably reason 3 because this has happened like CLOCKWORK for every iPhone. It started with the 3G which was hardcore crippled by 4.0, so much so that they had to release a fix because people reacted to the guaranteed crippling. They learned their lesson and toned it down a bit for the 3GS at 6.0. Now with 7.0 for the iPhone 4. So what did they change that it is lagging (on the home screen even from a fresh reset), animations (but heavy 3d games ran just fine), transparency (heavy 3d games), and a new skin with less colors (heavy 3d games). All those people who keep saying there is more happening in the background, NOTHING new is happening. The task manager shows nothing as well as RAM being mostly sufficient on a restart (even though its still lagging on home screen). The backgrounding didn't change, they just added a new skin to it (those retards that argue there is more backgrounding, go check the developer docs for any changes in app life cycle allowing backgrounding, there are none).

It is all deliberate and this is the main reason I don't use Apple any more. I don't care if I can grab their newest model because I know that at some point they will shaft me for purchasing their product. Whether it is one year after where I won't get software features like Siri, or two years after when they cripple it with a mandatory update, or whatever else they have in store.

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 07:05 4

12. phatmanXXL (Posts: 10; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


An update every week to hopefully fix what the last one broke? No thanks. I'd rather them get it right the first time and leave it alone.

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 08:06 1

15. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


What do updates have to do with people purchasing a newer model of a phone?

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 08:31 2

16. silencer271 (Posts: 173; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


IOS doesnt need many updates because its no where near as capable as blackberry windows and android OS's. and going by speed of updates majority of android users could careless just becasue the minority speaks loud doesnt mean they are the majority.

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 20:42

31. skyline88 (Posts: 318; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


update that leads you into river / sea with its maps service, brilliant

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 14:50

35. bucky (Posts: 1430; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I think those are more to do with the the person.

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 02:41 1

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5773; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I agree with the article regarding the iP5 being reflective of pent-up demand. The iP6 will likewise see pent-up demand (screen size increase plus all of the 2 year contracts on iP5 phones will mature).

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 03:34

6. mayur007 (Posts: 413; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


its beacuase thanx to 5c

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 04:36 1

10. chocowii (Posts: 327; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


One of 5 Windows Phone is Lumia 520.
Im just saying guys!

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 07:08

13. TheNeighbor (Posts: 90; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Ugh. Median phone that looks good.

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 08:32 2

17. PAPINYC (Posts: 2283; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


"One of five active Apple iPhone models is the Apple iPhone 5s" .....

.... that means, Four of Five (4 out of 5) iPhones are fragmented, buggy and slow.

WOWWWW!!!!

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 11:22

21. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


considering 1-5 people buy Nexus,, that means that no one using Android OS gets any updates

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 14:41 1

26. willard12 (Posts: 793; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


With Samsung having the greatest proportion of the Android market and updating 14 devices to 4.4 (with 100% of the features of 4.4) , that would be an innacurate statement.

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 15:30

27. Ninetysix (Posts: 1610; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


http://www.zdnet.com/kitkat-market-share-grows-to-2-5-percent-7000027097/

2.5% after 5months KK was released.

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 14:48

34. TheGenius (Posts: 326; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Its because samsung hasnt given out updates to all its devices yet.
Just wait for them to roll and then see the big jump in numbers. !

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 19:41

29. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6487; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


And why is this news so hot

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 20:43

32. skyline88 (Posts: 318; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


and 5 out of 5 users are looking to dumb their iJunk for Android / Windows

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 20:54

33. darkkjedii (Posts: 11332; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You used "dumb" instead of "dump", and you started your sentence with a lowercase "a". A period at the end wouldn't hurt either. Maybe you should use iJunk's auto correct.

posted on 09 Mar 2014, 17:22

36. zachattack (Posts: 566; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


IPhones are among the most boring phones that exist. The one thing they do better than all phones that I can tell, is notifications. The notification system with the G2 kind of sucks wiener. It shows my notification in the skinny status bar up top then disappears. Apple made their notifications in the lock screen you can read most of the message before even opening it. Also even swiping the message to open it. Something I sorely miss since the G2 lacks a good notification system. Also the back notification LED is useless. They should have made it light up for more than just calls. I understand battery issues though so whatever

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 00:56

37. nodnarb (Posts: 30; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


works pretty much flawlessly on my 4S. i guess either the processor on the 4 isnt good enough

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