Here is where people buy their iPhones (hint: it's not just Apple Stores)

Here is where people buy their iPhones (hint: it's not just Apple Stores)
With Apple Stores getting most of the press for their exquisite designs and Geniuses always ready to help, you might be thinking that most of the iPhones are sold right there. It’s true that Apple Stores get a huge amount of visitors compared to other retailers, but having just 250 of them in the United States comparing to more than 1,300 Best Buy locations and over 5,000 carrier stores for AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, sales at Apple Stores are merely a small fraction of the big picture.

The wider and more prolific the outreach, the more the sales. That’s the rule that iPhone sales clearly follow, and interestingly the majority of iPhones are sold directly at carrier stores.

That’s an interesting illustration of how closely tied carrier and phone are, and how people prefer to get their phone at their carrier right away.

The importance of carriers is further underlined by the start contrast of the percentage of iPhones sold at Apple Stores (relatively small) and the percentage of iPads and iMacs sold at Apple’s retail locations (huge).

A whopping 47% of all Macs, and an impressive 40% of iPad sales happen at Apple Stores. Both of these devices are usually sold without a data plan, so if the carrier gets out of the equation, sales numbers for devices start growing at Apple’s own locations. And that’s interesting, don’t you think? Check out the graphs below to see where iDevices are sold the most (hint: it’s not on the web either).

source: AllThingsD



1. ilia1986 unregistered

The picture above clearly illustrates the typical mentality of the Apple consumer. :D

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep smart and knowing what they want, and not being punked by haters

16. ilia1986 unregistered

You got a spelling mistake there. It should read: "Yep, not very bright and and not actually knowing what they want because of them being brainwashed by apple". There you go - fixed it for you. :)

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nahhhh I had it right out the gate I buy what I want and can care less about a trivial comparison between two cell phone platforms, especially since I own devices from each one. More important things to worry about like what I want on my pizza or watching the walking dead. That's how low android vs iOS ranks on my importance scale.

24. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

+1 darkkjedii, nicely said :-)

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011


26. ilia1986 unregistered

darkkjedii - I take it you don't use your smartphone much besides calls and texting? :)

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I use it for tons of stuff, but I don't know u to justify giving u a list. No need to get personal here. My ip5 is great, my one x is great, the gs3 is great. My concern rite now is the Yankees winning the pennant. Oh, and 10-14-12 season 3 premier of the walking dead. U WILL NOT DRAW ME INTO THIS CHILDISH AND SOMETIMES DISRESPECTFUL ANDROID/IOS CRAP!!! Enjoy ur day go Yankees

30. ilia1986 unregistered

You are a consumer. A wise consumer always tries to understand and discover the intricate details regarding his\her bought and paid-for product.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly... And that's y I choose the iPhone 5, and the Htc one x. Thanx, u hit the nail on the head for me. U tried to make me look dumb but ended up justifying my purchases dude lol.

33. ilia1986 unregistered

Well... most people have cash only for one phone..

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

C'mon dude lets not do this. It's pointless, I'm a tech lover first and foremost, if u think about it all these phones are actually great devices allowing us to email text YouTube root jailbreak customize make appointments calculate text listen to music watch vids take pics record life on the fly keep in touch with our love ones game socialize bank bet vid chat and lots more. What's really not to like? It's really apples to oranges to pineapple to grapes to pears to peaches. All r excellent for u, jus depends on what your taste buds crave. I crave it all, but my go to device is the iPhone not due to it being the best, but due to it being powered by a really good platform and my being deeply vested in it. I've been using iTunes since 02' I have over 5,000 songs 12,000 pics and vids about 200 apps some of which r iOS exclusives. So my reasons for using iOS as my daily driver are sound reasons. Android is also a passion I mine when I wanna larger screen widgets and the open source experience its rite there. Best of both worlds rite n my living room. I've used a lot of devices, and platforms and to b honest with...blew a ton of money n the process lol. Those to platforms stand out the most though. The craftsmanship of apple/Samsung/Htc phones is second to none the software differs so much on each device it's like being n a buffet, and who doesn't like a buffet... I know I do especially living in Las Vegas lol. I guess I just look at android, and iOS like I would look at beyoncé and Jennifer Anniston or Halle berry and Vanessa Williams or Taylor swift and Kelly Rowland. Why even choose when u can have both lol.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And one more thing bro. U said most people only have cash for one phone. Dude I'm not rich, I drive a bus n vegas. Craigslist can b your best friend when people need money for bills and your looking for a good deal on a phone lol.

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And that green thumb up is from me lol

37. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Now i see why Nokia is having exclusives with AT&T, it's their outreach

2. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Apple geniuses...I can never get enough of Apple Jokes :) And we really dont care where people buy iCrap!

3. No_Nonsense unregistered

And leaving Apple stores aside, aren't those the places wherein other phones are purchased? People in the US will buy phones from (insert name here) exclusive stores, carrier outlets and others as shown in the graph. The proportions will vary but the stores are same.

4. Medel

Posts: 84; Member since: May 31, 2011

omg! above the picture is the sheep man! look at his curly hair it does make sense! XD

5. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

The picture for this article shows how easily lead and ridiculous alot of people can be,apple has made a fortune exploiting these susceptible people

6. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

many businesses are based on dullness

7. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I would be crying buying such a problematic product, with easy scratch problem, buggy maps and easy screen break. Seriously if i bought a Lumia 920 with its so many great features, then I would probably be dancing. Because I know i'm getting value for money and premium features.

10. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Its amazing the mentality of the iFans. If they are to buy cheap phone for £100-£200 (android or any other) they would hate every failure of that phone and probably would smack it against the floor or would throw it in the bin. Instead they buy iPhone 5 that is 3x the price, still with failures (it would drive me crazy if the expensive phone is not working properly), but suddenly they are all ok with it. Only because it has sticker apple on it.

11. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

for the cheap phone you have at least excuse that it was cheap so of course cant expect it to be perfect. But for iPhone 5 the most expensive phone at the moment !!!!!

14. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Yes I agree with that, Android has so many options, you can custom it with so many ROMS out there. Which make it feels rarely outdated.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The lumina isn't out yet, and if u think there won't b issues with any of them at launch u r nuts. Gs3 had issues when it launched but still a great phone Htc evo had loose screens and unstable software at launch but it got fixed. Apple knows what it's doing stop hating.

15. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Apple's issues are worst compared to others and for the money, having those issues is a shame. GS3 had issues but still a great phone Lumia 920 may have issues but still a great phone But iPhone 5 with its issues makes it a shameful phone, it's not even great and I don't see what is great in it. Moreover it's not value for money. Unlock iPhone 5 cost $850 here, with that money, i could get the future Lumia 920. We don't have contract here, so everything is bought with unlock price. So iPhone 5 $850 = not value for money But Lumia 920 is a value for money

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Makes it a shameful phone to u.

17. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

and trust me,I know what I am doing when I am giving you thumbs down

29. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Big thanks for that, I just hope iFans realized how they are fool by Apple Marketing. To me the iPhone 4s is better comparing the issues with iPhone 5.

8. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

phonearena store is invisible in the graph

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