Apple iPhone sales down 6.2 million in Q2

Apple iPhone sales down 6.2 million in Q2
We all know that iPhone sales tend to take a dive in the leadup to a new announcement from Apple, and according to DigiTimes Research, it has happened again. Apparently, compared to Q1 of 2013, Apple's iPhone sales were down by 6.2 million devices in Q2; and, revenue was down pretty big as well.

This past quarter, Apple worked with carriers to offer a number of sales and promotions in an effort to move as many iPhones as possible, because the company obviously knows that sales are going to decline before a new iPhone announcement. Unfortunately, that strategy didn't work well enough, and according to DigiTimes, Apple's revenue from iPhone sales dropped to $18.2 billion. 

That's still a pretty big number, but one that is likely to be dwarfed in Q4 this year after Apple announces the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C next week in San Francisco. 

source: DigiTimes

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38 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31331; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This is expected, happens every year. Watch the android fanboys "not users" flock to this like flies to s**t. Sammy fanboys in particular.

2. HansGoneInsane unregistered

Amen!

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31331; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not trolling either HGI, just a fact.

8. HansGoneInsane unregistered

Was meant as a support! Couldn't agree more with you! Still, I think that Apple feels a lot of pressure. But that is not Tim Cook's fault, its Jobs' fault. Jobs failed to build out the iPhone product line in time. Cook has to do that now from the scratch.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31331; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Agreed. I love the pressure google/Samsung is putting on apple. It's making them step their game up.

17. HansGoneInsane unregistered

Yes. One should not forget that Apple still earns half the profit of the whole smartphone market. Therefore, Apple does not only own a lot of money, they still have people like Jonathan Ive. Apple can bounce back any time. I think that next year we will see greater changes with an iPhone with a larger screen, an iOS adjusted for larger screens and much more.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31331; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So do I. I think these are just the beginning.

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I agree. iPhones sales always slow down on the eve of the Next Big One. We are all holding out for the new iPhone, so Apple needs to shut up and take our money.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31331; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've got mine ready

14. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Here I is': boohoo, it's expected; boohoo we have to reconcile the slump in our minds; boohoo, we have to justify the slump in sales to the industry; boohoo, it'll all change with the next release; boohoo, we're all happy with our small phones; boohoo, who needs a stylus, expandable memory and removable battery; we have a deathly iCharger that kills on contact and we take it everywhere we go cuz' are iPhones always die - BOO-f'N-HOOO!!

34. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

are you a retard? Just asking!

4. papss unregistered

I'll tell you what is crazy... While at Disney world they have phone cases in every shop but all are iPhone cases... Like no other mfg exist...

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31331; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That is crazy, Samsung is just as much a force as apple is. They should have them, and a whole lot more papss

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

They probably forgot to check the bargain bins.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31331; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol Mxy behave +1 though that was funny

18. papss unregistered

I have been looking my hardest too.. What sort of bazzaaro world do we live in?

5. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Niche device i sense....just saying

7. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Nothing surprised. I expected Apple sale downs. Who want a small size, same design, tooooooo small battery, not open OS like android. I enjoyed Android twice compared to my experience with Iphone 4S previously.

28. selena1000

Posts: 85; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

sales are down because a new iphone is coming not because of the sh#t you wrote.they cant keep selling 10 million of the same phone every month you idiot

33. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

so let me get this right...all the time you have had Android, you have only enjoyed it twice.....not very good then is it?!!!!!?

32. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

My wife wants a small size. She is soooo tired of having something so big that's hard to handle!

35. loebsall007

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 06, 2013

Lmao at the last 2 comments. I died a little reading that. Big screen or not, ill be sticking with apple,.

9. nxl2610

Posts: 49; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Yeah ,figures

11. stealthd unregistered

So the actual sales were. . . and that compares to last year. . . Wtf is with the lack of information here?

16. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

Why would you buy a Iphone5 right before the new one is coming out? You can get it for $99.00 for 2 year contract. Why would you do that? You would be a fool. It's like Samsung's G3 . 6 months before the G4 came out. They were giving them away with a 2 year contract. That tells you something about how desperate Sammy is to get rid that mid range phones even if they have to take a hit.

19. nguaca

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

can't wait to hold you in my hand

30. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

Iiiiii thank you

21. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

And it's going to be even worst next year at this time when people wait for a major redesign. Especially with rumors that Apple is testing out a larger phone. Apple will need that phablet 1st quarter 2014.

22. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I don't think Apple has anything to worry about, this year.

24. Samsungadroidrules

Posts: 104; Member since: Jul 28, 2013

Bye bye Apple. Hahahaha pitty these Lame Fanboys of Apple. hahahaha what more now since Samsung has S4 and Note 2 and 3 on the go in the market. And all they have is outdated very outdated boring iPhone 5 with overpriced. hahahaha Then I hope they are not expecting to bunce back next year as the new and latest innovative phone Samsung Galaxy S5 Will be release. Hahaa I wonder what will happen to apple then hahaha

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