Apple iPhone sell-through growth slows down globally

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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29 Comments

2. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

God bless Steve Jobs.

18. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 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...

26. LoaoaBoaoaoa

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 28, 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

3. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 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.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17349; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

30. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 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.

27. LoaoaBoaoaoa

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

5. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 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.

7. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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

8. amozhi

Posts: 131; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

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

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

10. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

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

17. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

20. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2174; Member since: Nov 04, 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%

21. bransablan

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 19, 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

22. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

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

29. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

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