Report: Sprint and T-Mobile to benefit from next month's expected Apple iPhone 7 launch

Report: Sprint and T-Mobile to benefit from next month's expected Apple iPhone 7 launch
To check on how much demand there is in the U.S. for the upcoming iPhone models, New Street Research surveyed 1,000 demographically representative respondents and discovered that not only are consumers ready to pounce on the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus, 10% of them plan on switching carriers in the next 3 to 4 months.

If that 10% does switch, it would result in a churn rate of 2.5% which would be higher than the rate seen in all of 2014 and 2015. According to the survey, 6% of the respondents said that they are waiting for the launch of the new iPhone before making the switch. The research firm sees T-Mobile and Sprint adding new subscribers at the expense of Verizon and AT&T.

Nearly 11% of those surveyed said that they are waiting for the release of the iPhone 7 before updating to a new phone. New Street says that the results of its survey indicate that "a significant number of subs are waiting for the new device to switch carriers or upgrade. … Volumes could be up more than investors and the carriers expect in 2H16." The survey also revealed that 6.8% are waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S8 before buying a new phone. That won't take place until the end of the first quarter or the start of the second quarter next year.


via FierceWireless

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23 Comments

1. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2273; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Apple is slated to sell at least 80-85 million phones for Qrt4.

2. AlikMalix unregistered

I highly doubt that.

4. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

it could still happen..not 80-85 million iPhone7/7 pluses though

11. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2273; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

This includes SE, 6, 6S

10. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Most people don't upgrade for the sake of upgrading I highly doubt they will sell that many 70M is pushing it.

3. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

word upgrade means to sell or change old stuff for now, please explain exactly what will change on new device? antenna bands? color? no 3.5 jack? to be honest if thats the case sound more like downgrade or simple recycling.

5. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

They're basically saving all the good stuff for the iPhone's 10th anniversary.

7. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 708; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

I don't think so. It wouldn't be logic because Apple has no interest in making its iPhone 7 customers feel like fools when iPhone 8 arrives next year. I'm sure Apple will put many overdue under the hood upgrades into this year's iPhone like a huge camera upgrade, more ram, higher display resolution and improved music quality. Next year's iPhone then will be all about a new design and a new OLED screen but not such much about camera or display resolution.

9. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

A new design is important because their current design isn't as good looking as the iPhone 4 and 5 series. Next year, they'll move to OLED, which is better for battery life and now it's around the same price as their current LCD screens.

20. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

well i am not like hater of apple since i use macbook and i have used iphone but 800$ for same device is going to be BS, hopefully they will bring something and rumours will b false.

8. AlikMalix unregistered

If exterior changes is all you see and that's not considered an upgrade - then every device since original iPhone is exactly the same. Read on a little more before posting, buddy.

22. yyzamin

Posts: 383; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

2 year plan is up and I am eligible for a new phone. What should I get? I'll get the new iPhone. That's an example of upgrading. If you think there is no notable difference between an iPhone 6 and an iPhone 7 who are you kidding.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31547; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Next year is gonna be a much better iPhone

12. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2273; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Every year is better...however the speed on this iPhone 7 is sick! 3500/6500 can't be touched any Android manufacturer.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31547; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This one I'm skipping. Hopefully next year, they'll add multi window slide over, and picture in picture. I also hope this year or next, the Apple Pencil is compatible.

14. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

And hopefully they'll include it in the box. The Note series needs some competition.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31547; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right man! Apple is so obsessed with thinness, that they're missing out on a true Note competitor. Thicken the phone, make a miniature Pencil, and people would love it. Samsung did the most with the Note, and the 6/6S Plus means Apple took notice.

17. fyah_king unregistered

You do know that's fake, right?

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31547; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Proof.

15. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

I'm going to upgrade from the Galaxy S6 to the IP7, then upgrade to the new iPhone every year after that (thanks to the AT&T Next Every Year plan) if there is a reason to upgrade. I'm tired of rogue apps draining my battery and slow updates from Samsung/AT&T. I can get all of my Google services that I'm heavily invested in all on the iPhone now, so there is no reason to NOT switch... all of Google's best apps on the iPhone hardware = win/win.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31547; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah, but Apples updates don't fix crap. Remember I'm one of a handful of Apple users that will tell the truth in here. The updates are more timely, but don't fix things, often break other things. I'm not saying don't switch, but I will say this: Since iOS 7, Apples QC has taken a nose dive, and it's no secret. Still a great device, and the eco system is top notch, but...you'll see.

21. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Hey man, try that package Disabler app on Google play for Samsung devices, might save a life for the phone.

23. yyzamin

Posts: 383; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Malware

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