Even flow - the iPhone 6 Plus sells at an almost equal pace to the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 at T-Mobile

Even flow - the iPhone 6 Plus sells at an almost equal pace to the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 at T-Mobile
Guess who's T-Mobile's new best-seller! It's the iPhone 6 Plus which, according to an excited CEO John Legere, has seen as much as half of the overall demand for the new iPhone. While the Un-carrier estimated that demand for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will stretch north of 75% out of 100%, it got close to a "surprising" 55%, which means T-Mobile customers really like the iPhone 6 Plus, and sales are roughly equal between the two variants.

Previously, we reported the iPhone 6 Plus sells as much as six times better than the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, but the phablet is considered "more engaging", meaning customers tend to spend more time with it. But just a day after, we learned that the iPhone 6 Plus could eventually account for a whopping 60% of all iPhone 6 units sold in China. There are passengers for every train, it seems. 

Anyway, this is good news for Apple, which must be seeing the writing on the wall and adjusting the manufacturing ratio from an original 70:30 iPhone 6 to iPhone 6 Plus to a new 55:45 ratio. Although the phablet is a little harder to find in Apple stores right now, production should catch up to demand soon enough.

source: Re/Code

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13 Comments

1. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Iphone 6 rocks! nuff said!

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Seems all that pent up frustration with the small "perfect for one-handed use, ideal screen size" is being released.

6. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Or it could be the better specs of the bigger model.

8. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well I wouldn't expect the Apple crowd to be going for specs alone, since they so vehemently fought against the notion of more specs=better for consumer paradigm. I thought they liked their modest upgrades because that is all they need and Apple knows best.

9. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

You are right. Introduce things when it's right, not just for sake of selling specs. I'll take a lower spec phone if it means it's designed to work together from the ground up instead of throwing absolutely everything together and hope the duck tape holds.

13. Philipand96

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

Infact they did NOT go for specs they went for the Status Quo. when I first saw the comparison I had to recheck. The iPhone6 juts a larger display iPhone 5 2 years later the same phone re -releasedhttp://www.phonearena.com/phones/compare/Apple-iPhone-5,Apple-iPhone-6,Apple-iPhone-6-Plus/phones/7378,8346,8908

11. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Positives of iPhone 6+: A lot bigger battery- quite a bit longer batterry life. Bigger, slightly denser display, which will benefit the software. OIS Negatives of iPhone 6+: A bit thicker, a lot heavier. 100$ more expansive. Worse on-screen GPU performance (better gaming battery life though). I think that both iPhones are nicelly balanced and it all boils down to screen size preference.

3. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

I do hope Apple continues with the iPhone 5 form factor: there is a real market out there for a compact phone - and any phone with a screen size of 4 inches is nowadays definitely a compact - and on the smaller side of that ledger too. Sure, it will not sell as well as the larger sizes...but there are a LOT of people for whom a truly compact premium form is perfect...and one by Apple is even more so. I would imagine at least a solid 20 million annual sales if they keep up to date hardware. Not a lot by Apple standards...but enough to be more than a solid business case.

4. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Even flow, Thoughts arrive like butterflies. He don't know, So he chases them away. Someday, yeah, He'll begin his life again. Whispering hands, Come and lead him away, Lead him away, Him away. YEAH! woo! Aw yeah! I was just listening to that song yesterday morning. Pearl Jam is the frickin' best.

5. ldpantoja

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Now they just need to deliver. I had ordered an iPhone 6 Plus back on the 20th of September and still have no phone.

7. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Recheck your email, confirmations, shipping handler etc. My girlfriend just ordered her dad one last week and he already has it.

12. kennyvo0601

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

I had ordered 2 iphone 6 plus on October 6th and the estimated shipping is going to be on November 24th.....wtf???

10. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Soon you big Sasquatch you, soon.

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