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Apple iPhone 5s still ringing up sales, say Wall Street firms

Apple iPhone 5s still ringing up sales, say Wall Street firms
According to Canadian brokerage house Canaccord Genuity, the Apple iPhone 5s has been the top selling smartphone at the four major U.S. carriers from October through last month. The brokerage firm's iPhone analyst, Michael Walkley, says that the rumored large screened version of the iPhone could help the device gain market share in the second half of the year.

Walkley's survey shows that the Apple iPhone 5c has dropped out of the top three sellers list for each of the four major U.S. operators, with the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 taking the number two and three spots respectively, across the board.

Meanwhile, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster (certainly no stranger to these pages), surveyed 1000 people in the U.S. about their future smartphone purchase intentions. According to the analyst, 33% of those asked said that they wanted to purchase the Apple iPhone 5s. That is down only 5 percentage points from the 38% who were looking to buy Apple's full-featured device following its launch back in September. The Apple iPhone 5c was mentioned as the next smartphone buy by 6% of those surveyed, down from 12% in September. Those expecting to purchase an Android powered phone have risen from 32% following the iPhone launch, to 46% during the same time period. Munster sees Apple selling 37.5 million iPhones in the current quarter, flat from last year's sales.

source: Forbes

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posted on 05 Mar 2014, 18:18 12

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

This should silence some people. Bookmarking this page.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 18:53 7

7. Sauce (unregistered)

Exactly lol. Top two brands.

Let me get my glasses, I can't seem to find Nokia there.

Applesung for life

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 12:48 1

17. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Literally the funniest comment I've seen all week. +1

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 19:09 6

9. twagn (Posts: 16; Member since: 02 Jan 2014)

The Cupertino based tech Titan takes the title

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 19:27 3

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 24928; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

No denying, it's a strong device.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 02:50

19. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)

fanboys never silence they always talk... I think iphone is very good phone I dont know why people hate it. it just a phone

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 18:19 2

2. UglyFrank (Posts: 1939; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

An 10/11 month old phone and what is supposed to be a niche product, hmmm

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 18:30

3. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

Wait.............for it..............

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 18:34 1

4. silencer271 (Posts: 254; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

dont forget to mention android sale are up to..oh wait I forgot what website this is.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 21:18

14. ecmedic4 (Posts: 420; Member since: 02 May 2013)

Actually if you read the article all the way through, it mentions that those planning to purchase an Android phone have risen in the same period.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 04:20 1

16. Finalflash (Posts: 3527; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

Yea and the desire for droids went up, and the iOS wants declined, but the headline is that iPhone 5s still ringing up sales... That is really indicative of the bias on this site at least from Alan F.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 18:40 3

5. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

What's puzzling about these annual surveys, is no matter how much they prop up Apple as the wanted phone, the marketshare keeps declining. I was conducting a training class today and overheard two technicians conversing how they are surprisingly happy about their switch from Apple. One purchased what looked like and LG and the other was a Galaxy S4.

Hyperbole and propoganda always rears its head when it comes to Apple marketing.

John B.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 19:02 7

8. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2236; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)

Amazing. Samsung outspends everyone in mobile, combined, on marketing, and it's all about Apple marketing. Perhaps you missed Samsung buying the Olympics and the Academy Awards, lock, stock, and two smoking phones? You should start signing your name (Seriously, who signs their name on these sites besides octagenarians and the tech illiterati?) "John B.(lind Fanboy)."

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 19:29 1

11. joey_sfb (Posts: 6608; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Samsung actually work hard for their result. Feeding other industrial such as sport and show biz. I respect that more than Apple'sScrooge McDuck Money Pit.

Anyway, I still like Apple product just their overzealous fans that are super annoying.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 19:59 2

12. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

1) I sign my name because I believe in what I say rather than shooting from the hip. I'm too old to play games and I view the market as it is surely written.

2) Samsung AND Apple both spend on advertising for marketing purposes. The difference is, when final results are in, Samsung has gained marketshare while Apple has been continually losing it.

3) Your are essentially calling the kettle black when you consistently Apple cheerlead yet call others fanboi for their adjacent opnion.

4) I've always tried to be candid on these sites as I try to learn as well as instruct. I feel my experience around computers since the DOS era into Apple for ten years followed by Windows then into Android, has helped me portray a respect for each platform. However, history has proven that Apple linked media sites and survey outlets seem to parlay hype for elevated interest in its products. While diehard Apple enthusiasts continue to outdue the previous sales and bring a few stragglers with them, the end results prove a more factual rendering of truth. This is reminiscent of the earlier days that I was part of.

In short, I'm witnessing Roe vs Wade all over again. No matter how much me and my colleagues loved Apple, we have to face the facts that we had to enjoy it no matter what, without setting up a paper
tiger. It is what it is.

If you love Apple, fine. Just don't try to justify another annual survey that is predicting an outcome from premature allegations. Surveys are always conjectured until final results are proven.

John B.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 20:30

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 24928; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


posted on 05 Mar 2014, 18:45

6. strikercho (banned) (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

Anyone surprised? Naah.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 01:09 1

15. theo14461 (unregistered)

But of course! IPhones just plain work! No surprise here. It wouldn't be the best seller, otherwise.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 23:14

18. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3816; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

The lack of Samsung & Apple haters that commented on this article is surprisingly...not surprising at all. The funny thing is that they've been out in full force for the last 2 weeks too. Crickets here.

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