One of five active Apple iPhone models is the Apple iPhone 5s

One of five active Apple iPhone models is the Apple iPhone 5s
Analytics firm Mixpanel has just released some stats showing that the Apple iPhone 5s now makes up 19.31% of active iPhone models. The model is on track to surpass the Apple iPhone 4s which is the model in use by over 23% of iPhone users. On top is the Apple iPhone 5 with a 32.65% share. The reason why this model remains on top is not hard to figure out. As the first iPhone with a 4 inch screen, it captured many buyers who are now locked into a contract with their carrier for another year. This pent up demand, combined with an expected 4.5 inch to 4.7 inch screen on the Apple iPhone 6 could help sales of the new device whenever it is launched.

The Apple iPhone 4 still makes up over 16% of active iPhone models. And at the bottom is the Apple iPhone 5c. Slightly more than 6% of iPhone users are clutching the plastic coated iPhone. This dovetails perfectly with the recent report that inventories of the iPhone 5c have reached 3 million units, with two million of those phones at contract manufacturer Pegatron and the remaining models sitting on carriers' shelves.

The current iPhone line up is headed by the Apple iPhone 5s with the iPhone 5c as the mid-range offering and the iPhone 4s as the low-end model.


source: Mixpanel via AppleInsider

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37 Comments

1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Cause Apple gives us updates unlike many manufacturers i m not going to name..

2. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

I've used an iPhone 4 updated to iOS 7. Here are some possibilities i've inferered: 1. Apple hasn't tested iOS 7 on iPhone 4 models. 2. They just push out the updates regardless. 3. They have purposefully coded iOS 7 to work slow on older models, to encourage those users to purchase newer hardware. You can strike through point 1, since knowing Apple's meticulous nature, thats not possible.

3. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

What is wrong with iP4, is just the lack of power. Modern OSs need dual-core processors at least. But considering how much the performance dropped from iOS 6 in iPhone 4, and knowing how well Apple can optimize software, you might be right on option 3.

22. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

This has happened with every iOS device I've been in contact with. The update to iOS 6.x that iPod touch 4's got crippled their speed, and iOS 5 made it impossible for my OG iPad to so much as load google.

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Point one is also not true because it takes them effort to remove features like Siri and transparencies or animations like they did for the iPhone 4 version of iOS 7, so you know they went through it. It is probably reason 3 because this has happened like CLOCKWORK for every iPhone. It started with the 3G which was hardcore crippled by 4.0, so much so that they had to release a fix because people reacted to the guaranteed crippling. They learned their lesson and toned it down a bit for the 3GS at 6.0. Now with 7.0 for the iPhone 4. So what did they change that it is lagging (on the home screen even from a fresh reset), animations (but heavy 3d games ran just fine), transparency (heavy 3d games), and a new skin with less colors (heavy 3d games). All those people who keep saying there is more happening in the background, NOTHING new is happening. The task manager shows nothing as well as RAM being mostly sufficient on a restart (even though its still lagging on home screen). The backgrounding didn't change, they just added a new skin to it (those retards that argue there is more backgrounding, go check the developer docs for any changes in app life cycle allowing backgrounding, there are none). It is all deliberate and this is the main reason I don't use Apple any more. I don't care if I can grab their newest model because I know that at some point they will shaft me for purchasing their product. Whether it is one year after where I won't get software features like Siri, or two years after when they cripple it with a mandatory update, or whatever else they have in store.

12. phatmanXXL

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

An update every week to hopefully fix what the last one broke? No thanks. I'd rather them get it right the first time and leave it alone.

15. Ant34

Posts: 193; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

What do updates have to do with people purchasing a newer model of a phone?

16. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

IOS doesnt need many updates because its no where near as capable as blackberry windows and android OS's. and going by speed of updates majority of android users could careless just becasue the minority speaks loud doesnt mean they are the majority.

31. skyline88

Posts: 698; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

update that leads you into river / sea with its maps service, brilliant

35. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I think those are more to do with the the person.

4. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I agree with the article regarding the iP5 being reflective of pent-up demand. The iP6 will likewise see pent-up demand (screen size increase plus all of the 2 year contracts on iP5 phones will mature).

6. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

its beacuase thanx to 5c

10. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

One of 5 Windows Phone is Lumia 520. Im just saying guys!

13. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Ugh. Median phone that looks good.

17. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

"One of five active Apple iPhone models is the Apple iPhone 5s" ..... .... that means, Four of Five (4 out of 5) iPhones are fragmented, buggy and slow. WOWWWW!!!!

21. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

considering 1-5 people buy Nexus,, that means that no one using Android OS gets any updates

26. willard12 unregistered

With Samsung having the greatest proportion of the Android market and updating 14 devices to 4.4 (with 100% of the features of 4.4) , that would be an innacurate statement.

27. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

34. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Its because samsung hasnt given out updates to all its devices yet. Just wait for them to roll and then see the big jump in numbers. !

29. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

And why is this news so hot

32. skyline88

Posts: 698; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

and 5 out of 5 users are looking to dumb their iJunk for Android / Windows

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 31311; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You used "dumb" instead of "dump", and you started your sentence with a lowercase "a". A period at the end wouldn't hurt either. Maybe you should use iJunk's auto correct.

36. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

IPhones are among the most boring phones that exist. The one thing they do better than all phones that I can tell, is notifications. The notification system with the G2 kind of sucks wiener. It shows my notification in the skinny status bar up top then disappears. Apple made their notifications in the lock screen you can read most of the message before even opening it. Also even swiping the message to open it. Something I sorely miss since the G2 lacks a good notification system. Also the back notification LED is useless. They should have made it light up for more than just calls. I understand battery issues though so whatever

37. nodnarb

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

works pretty much flawlessly on my 4S. i guess either the processor on the 4 isnt good enough

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