No headphone jack? No problem — iPhone 7 and 7 Plus sell like hot cakes

No headphone jack? No problem — iPhone 7 and 7 Plus sell like hot cakes
It has been about a month since Apple officially started selling its new iPhones, and as we all know — they are selling well. The Plus models are a bit scarce, the Jet Black edition is pretty hard to grab a hold of, you know — the usual Apple stuff. Of course, it's always a mystery just how well the phones are doing, and some have been predicting doom and gloom for the iPhone 7 due to the omission of the headphone jack. So, how are they doing?

Market analyst Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) recently published its analysis of Apple's sales for the fiscal quarter that ended on the 24th of September — two weeks after the iPhones started selling. Well, in those two weeks, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus managed to make up for 43% of total US iPhone sales for the whole quarter. In other words, in 14 days, they sold almost as much as the rest of the available iPhones sold for the whole summer (July – September).

According to the stats, most of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus buyers are upgrading from the iPhone 6 / 6 Plus combo, adhering to the 2-year upgrade cycle. The new phones don't seem to be dragging a lot of Android users on board, at least for now — only 9% of iPhone 7 units were sold to ex-Android customers. However, around 20% of other iPhone sales in this quarter came from Android users.

source: CIRP via PocketNow

Related phones

iPhone 7
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1960 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 7 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2900 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. raerae unregistered

What if next iphone doesn't have usb or camera? Oh wait, phonearena will still praise them.

20. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Headphone jacks? Where we're going we don't need HEADPHONE JACKS... Doesn't it remind you of something...? Oh well... G'Day!

32. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Iphone already doesn't have usb port and people still buy it.

34. nodes

Posts: 1163; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

are there smartphone out there with an USB port though?

39. ddelaney

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 14, 2016


3. Unordinary unregistered

Hot cake... Na I'll refrain from making that joke.

18. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015


4. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

6. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

This article is just plain trolling lol

7. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

I hope one day PA would be unbiased reviews,news

8. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

haterz gonna hate. 90% of the readers on Pa are shamesung fans. which are left with a played out galaxys7 and nothing more on the horizon until they fool you with a half baked galaxy s8. trollers on this article 100% shamesung fans chasing specs

11. AllFanboysMatter

Posts: 206; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Unfortunately, this is what Tim Cook does. Everybody look - here is a classic case in which a sheep just doesn't know what to do as a consumer. Poor bubbadoes has been led to thinking that everyone on the website is Samsung fans because other people have seen the light, outside of Apple's shadow. When one is lead out of the hypnotizing light, they see Apple for what they really are - A BUNCH OF LYING CROOKS Tim Cook the Crook has done NOTHING to innovate anything in this society. Yes, I will give credit to steve jobs, but let's be honest - he was nothing but a marketer himself. After Steve dropped dead, Tim was like a deer in the headlights, running a multi billion dollar company into the ground. Once they realized all the products they had plans to produce were crap compared to the competition, they start getting creative with their lives to further confuse their own customer base. Here was Tim Cooks latest - "HEY EVERYBODY, WE ARE STRIPPING OUT THE 3.5MM JACK TO HELP YOU GUYS" This is the official translation "HEY EVERYBODY, WE ARE STIPPING OUT THE 3.5MM JACK TO BOOST HEADPHONE REVENUES FOR BEATS AND AIRPODS!!!!!!" You see guys? It's factual that they are a terrible company. Bubbadoes, feel free to come to the light and see Apple for the company they really are. I will admit, I used to be like you bubba, drawn to every marketing push by every company known to man. But guess what? I got educated thanks to many people online treating my butt everyday, telling me I was not in the right light. Thanks to the internet, I now am able to make just decisions based on my own merit and my own values.

13. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

Well the reason they removed the headphone jack was not for selling beats or airpods, it is very simple not to pay royalties, so you were half right, they did it so they have to pay less money by making that available, granted I would have loved a different solution, even though I dont remember the last time I used headphones, all of mine are wireless.

23. NicAngel unregistered

Wired headphones have much better sound quality than those s**tty bluetooth headphones.

14. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Why on earth people keep arguments about freechoice people have? It is their money spend however they like.

15. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

No problem. Just drill it.

19. libra89

Posts: 2317; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

The results are as expected, so no comment. What is really interesting to me is that it appears that no one who owns a iPhone 6, 6+ and the S variants, chose to buy the SE in the whole month of September.

25. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

I’m thinking the number of used phones sold back to the market could be higher in fiscal 2017.

27. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Best phone then Best Buy. Normal..... Headphone jack is from the past, RIP.....

28. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I think the results of the lack of headphone jack won't show itself in the short term, in the short term, everything is still new and nice, it is when you have had a device for a time, that you begin getting various accessories, connecting it to various other stuff in other ways. And that, is when the missing headphone jack is going to be noticed.

29. shahinctg123

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

Iphone 8.... no camera.... no option to call... and Iphonarena will call it the legendary phone!!! ;)

30. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

It is not iphonearena opinion, all the smartphone websites are saying that. If you don't like that you can pass your time in a pure Android website.

43. whatev

Posts: 2428; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Thank u so much! Someone who understands me

33. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

People will still buy iPhone even if it explodes a la Note7.

35. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1588; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Most people I know are unhappy about it but won't be switching to android over it, some are too heavily invested in IOS, some just like how IOS works.

36. yoghibawono

Posts: 240; Member since: May 04, 2016

thanks to NOte 7!

42. acruzlu unregistered

People will still buy iPhone if it's a brick with the iPhone label.

44. TBomb

Posts: 1671; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Hang on... Less than 45% of the iDevices are the newest one... compared to the bottom bar on that graph, those numbers are horrible when looking at model vs model

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