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Apple iPhone sell-through growth slows down globally

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Apple iPhone sell-through growth slows down globally
The Apple iPhone sold a staggering 48 million units in the Holiday quarter of 2012, but while that still wasn’t enough to convince analysts in Cupertino’s bright future, fact remains that the iPhone is the dominant smartphone in the United States. Elsewhere? Not really.

Apple might have doubled its sales in China this past quarter, but now reports have come in that sell-through in terms of the international market is actually slowing down, according to Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt.

The percentage McCourt quotes are 35% sell-through in Q4 2012, down from 40% in the preceding trimester.

“This would be a strong result except for the fact that the comp was easy internationally for Apple as the iPhone 5 launches occurred far earlier this year in most countries than last year’s 4S launch. March will be a tougher comp internationally,” McCourt broke down the figure’s meaning.

Could an Apple deal with China Mobile save the day? That’s one possibility, but we’ll have to wait and see.

source: AllThingsD

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posted on 28 Jan 2013, 07:03 4

2. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

God bless Steve Jobs.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 08:07

18. Doakie (Posts: 2227; Member since: 06 May 2009)

He had some great ideas and innovated smartphones in ways that no-one had even considered before. But he's probably rolling over in his grave with what Tim Cook is doing with his products...

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 11:05 6

26. LoaoaBoaoaoa (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

Steve Jobs got LUCKY with iPhone.
He knew he can't keep his luck forever, that's the reason he SUE android
When he know he's about to fail... he die, it's like the king who suicide before the enemy behead him

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 07:05 3

3. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

It's time to do the Math Apple.... Bring out your 4.7" iphone Math, and you'll have a sell from this customer... Writing this from my iMac, with too many Apps in itunes not to stick with iphone.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 08:48 6

19. tedkord (Posts: 14229; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Be brave. My co-worker was. He had too many Apps and videos and songs, too. And today, after being underwhelmed by both the 4s and 5, he's rolling with a Note 2, and couldn't be happier. So happy, he got rid of the wife's iPhone, too, and got her a Galaxy S3.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 06:12

30. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

Hey tedkord... Don't get me wrong, i carry the OG-Note and the iphone... Although i Love my Note and as you see, by my avatar who my favorite is... I also love my iPhone, That thing can hold so many App Games, that it runs circles around Samsung internal storage. try loading a couple Apps from Gameloft 1.4GB, iphones hold more games.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 11:07 3

27. LoaoaBoaoaoa (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

The problem with Apple is NOT ONLY THE SCREEN SIZE but also the OS. The OS got stuck, booorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiinnnnnnnggggggggggggggg.​....

This is the fruit of suing Samsung/Google. Apple should use the money to innovate.....

Now, when Samsung, Google and other have better patent, Apple will be die in misery.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 07:07 11

5. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)

Its not happy springs always. Time changes in blink of eye and so is with Apple. It must admit its now not so cool as touted earlier days.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 07:10 4

7. frydaexiii (Posts: 1475; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Here comes the "We're just waiting for the iPhone 5S." post.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 07:17 15

8. amozhi (Posts: 130; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

Apple must spend some money on R&D rather than spending on courts

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 07:25 3

9. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Looks like the ifans finally realize its the same boring phone every year. The iphone 5slooks will look the same as its predecessors

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 07:29 1

10. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)

Q2 '12... right when s3 was launched and Q4, when note 2 was launched

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 08:05 1

17. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4335; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

"...fact remains that the iPhone is the dominant smartphone in the United States. Elsewhere? Not really." We have all been saying that from the beginning... It's just "us" not them.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 09:16

20. CreeDiddy (Posts: 962; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

To capture interest, this means that the iPhone 5S and 6 will release side by side. There is no way that the iPhone 5S will release solo. If they release the iPhone 4.8" model talk about a huge shift in the interest of having this phone and would help towards record setting quarters. This would help take the interest away from the SIV. If only a 5S releases market share will decrease 5-6%, while Samsung will have more than 45%

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 09:42 3

21. bransablan (Posts: 23; Member since: 19 Jul 2012)

I feel sorry for all the people just finally getting on the whole Iphone thing... It just seems like Apple is advertising less innovative features about the Iphone which seperates itself away from its great competitors... Hands down agree the iphone gets boring after a while, he only thing holding the iphone up with likability would be the apps... other than that it still lacks th more common features that many other phones have, NFC, Bluetooth file transfer, Full customization of home screen (and no im not talking about just wallpapers and folders), and how about a damn drop down settings menu to quickly turn off wifi, and other settings... I use an iphone and a note 2 and all i have to say is my iphone is pretty much paper wieght since getting the note2... many can argue that the size is too big, but with our generation wanting to watch movies and play games on our phones i think of it like buying a tv, i rather experience it on a bigger screen for entertainment purposes

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 09:42 2

22. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)

Apple growth is declining?! Here's my surprised face -----> -.-

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 14:58

29. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

An iphone is a solid mid-ranged smartphone...

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