Apple now deals with 323 carriers world-wide

Apple now deals with 323 carriers world-wide
According to a report from Wells Fargo, the number of carriers that Apple deals with has risen to 323. The banking firm's analyst, Maynard Um, surely ran out of fingers and toes when he counted the number of carriers partnering with Apple. This figure is up since the middle of April, when the tally was 316. It is also a 15.4% gain since October, when Apple had 280 carrier partners.

Um says that the increase in the number of carriers dealing with Apple, comes after two fairly stable years during 2011 and 2012. As Apple increases the number of carriers it deals with, the quantity of iPhone units it sells should increase.

The analyst says that if these new carriers are planning on selling the next iteration of Apple's smartphone, year-over-year sell-in figures should rise. We've already seen the results of adding more carriers, as Apple's international handset sales topped analysts' estimates last quarter.


source: AppleInsider

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22 Comments

1. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Why is Wells Fargo doing a study on how many carriers Apple has?

2. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

It's because Well Fargo has an investment branch just like any other big banks.

3. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

323 Carriers, Millions of Overpriceness.

5. Sauce unregistered

No one forces you to buy, yet you're still fixed enough to come here and comment on it. Lolololololol.

6. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Well, whatever you say, I don't care, as long as my point still stands strong. (BTW people, you must think that I'm a strong sauce magnet, don't you?)

11. Sauce unregistered

You keep saying you don't care. Yet youre always running back to me like a lost puppy. Ahahahaha

12. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

It seems that saying 'I don't care' is banned by law to you? What a great conclusion-taking skill you have. Being the first to respond, while claiming another guy as 'a guy running back to me like a lost puppy'. To stop the Idiocy, I'll have to stop now, and get away, while let other people judge who's lost the battle.

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Remember what Forest Gump once said - "Stupid is as stupid does"

13. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

lol, SAUCE MAGNET - sounds kind of gross...

19. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

I was just entertaining my self.

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7430; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I was going to say something along the same lines. Who cares how many carriers you have. Try dropping the prices down. The solution is not lowering the phones storage.

4. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Is um even a name??? Lol It sounds like umhh yeah..

7. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

And this is news because???

16. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

It is news because PhoneArena knows that when its posts a story that people from both sides will comment on, it and generate/continue the fan war - which is what media such as PhoneArena loves. It helps generate revenue for them, except I block their ads on my phone and on my PC.

8. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

So what is Apple going to do to grow iPhone sales once they are on all carriers worldwide? Finally make a better iPhone?

9. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

The thing that stands out is how many more carriers Apple has included, yet their global market share has dropped. I suspect a larger screen will help their shares, but at the current rate, it's not a positive for them.

15. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Global share is small for APPLE, because most people, outside the U.S., realize that they have been overcharged for an iPhone. But, I doubt APPLE cares as they have a ton of money building up - makes you wonder if they have another ulterior motive besides just acquiring lots of money....

17. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Subsidies have been Apple's best friend. I'd even make a bet that if carriers dropped subsidies in the US, Apple's sales would drop as well because people would wake up to how much they actually are paying for their phones.

18. dontneedtoknow

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Most high end smart phone cost similar if you didn't know. It's that they don't offer affordable smartphones, just high end..

20. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

This. Also.....that many carriers....and many claimed the iPhone going to just Verizon was ...The Death if Android.... I think its safe to say nothing Apple does or can do will kill off Android.

21. Rexperia

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

I read some local news in my country Indonesia, they mentioned that apple is about to open the representative office in Jakarta, it's called Apple Indonesia.

22. brasstax

Posts: 543; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

What next Alan.F? Are you going to write an article on how many lavatories the Apple HQ has?

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