Apple iPhone outpaces the rest of the industry in growth year-over-year

Ever since Apple introduced the larger-screened Apple iPhone 6 and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus phablet, buyers who left the iPhone for the larger screens available with Android have come running back to the fold. Apple sold a whopping 74.5 million iPhone units in the calendar fourth quarter of 2014, and the company has narrowed the gap in global smartphone market share with Samsung.

During today's media event in San Francisco, Apple CEO Tim Cook displayed a rather generic looking graph, showing that the iPhone has had a 35% increase in demand year-over-year. That compares to the 10% growth that the rest of the industry is achieving on an annual basis. 


Just the other day, we told you that the Taiwan supply chain expects Apple to ship 70 to 80 million iPhones this quarter. Apple obviously expects to continue to outpace the rest of the global smartphone industry during the remainder of this year. The big question for Apple is whether the new features and upgrades made to the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus will be enough to keep this strong momentum running through 2016. After all, since there are no changes to the sizes of the screens on the two new iPhone models, Apple is counting on the changes made on the inside of the new phones.

source: Apple

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19 Comments

1. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Do they have a source on that one?

4. Busyboy

Posts: 737; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

The source is Apple, of course.

9. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Bro its called marketing. When you don't have compelling product that's what you do. You make stuff up to sell it. Given Apple's brand that's what they are good at. Though I hate them as a tech company but when I'll start my business I am going to follow their marketing strategy for sure.

14. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

They are not tech company, they are good marketing company for sheeps. Tech companys nowdays makes screens starting 1080 as a minimum.

16. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

And if they would have added another gig to these devices then the keynote would have been extended for another few hours just to talk about how they did it and all other marketing BS. But amount of cash Apple has they can surely come up with some really new products. But I guess they left that to other tech companies like Sony, Samsung, LG & Moto.

17. Iodine

Posts: 1499; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Apple mentions RAM only when talking about.... Macs ? They took more time anooncing iPad mini 3 than talking about RAM in iPad Air 2.

19. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

they can sell old tech for same price as top tech companies, so why spend more on better tech, so way more profit. about that os, well, its very simple, that probably explains their market, why there are people sitting 20h next to shops to get next iphone.. but specs are just a joke, starting from screen ending with half day battery for 1k phone.

2. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

iPhone is the best phone on the market.

5. Busyboy

Posts: 737; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

You forgot to put /s at the end.

6. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Like I predicted CambodianPatriot is behind this account reverse trolling.

15. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I ve been saying that since day one.

3. Retrospective1

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

So they say... They know blogs will quote them like the 2nd coming lol

7. baldilocks

Posts: 1543; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

People would buy a turd if you put an Apple logo on it. Just saying. You can't even access the file system on an iPhone -- a basic computing function. This doesn't make the iPhone a smartphone at all. Just a phone.

10. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

More like a toy.

8. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Apple showing this instead of great products is pathetic. :(

12. rishav20193

Posts: 242; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

well.....they have to brag of how great of a company they are, how unique there products are and how people just buy their new products once they are launched.....doesn't matter if it has something really good & innovative or not !!

11. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

At a time of 4k display Apple still lingering around with 720p. Looks like their end times are near.

18. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

one thing I like about apple and this new devices is that they don't give a f*k wat other oems have implemented on their 2015 devices...they just confident on wat specs they hv implemented and I guess they have fully optimised them to match other oems specs. .eg camera with 2.2 f and 12mp ..and used software algorithms to stand against Sammy 1.9f or LG's 1.8f 16mp or Sony 23mp...all wat I mean is that Apple has tried to be itself and not follow or copy others way but implement their own ....a big lesson for oems eg Sammy to just abdicate going apple way in their devices and just be themselves and give consumers wat they've been known for specs. ..otherwise apple will still reap big even if no upgrade to their devices while others use a lot of effort to copy and still don't win or be the 'apple' brand they trying hard to be....

20. willard12 unregistered

How are those iPad numbers doing?

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