Report calls for the Apple iPhone 5 to lead the way for a second half surge in smartphone sales

Report calls for the Apple iPhone 5 to lead the way for a second half surge in smartphone sales
With the introduction of the 6th generation Apple iPhone just hours away, it seems that the new iPhone is being asked to carry the entire smartphone industry on its back and lead a surge in shipments for the second half of the year. IHS iSuppli is calling for Apple's own smartphone shipments to rebound in the third and fiurth quarter following a decline in the second quarter. This is the typical pattern that Apple faces just prior to a new Apple iPhone launch. The quarter before the launch of the next iPhone is traditionally weak as buyers sit on the sidelines awaiting the new model. Once the device is launched, sales take off, as you would expect. Sequentially, Apple's smartphone shipments dropped 26% in the second quarter to 26 million units. Q1 saw the Cupertino based firm ship 35 million units.

Apple's weak second quarter contributed to a 1% drop in global shipments of smartphones to 135 million units in the April-June period, down from 137 million sold from January through March. From July through December, IHS sees smartphone shipments around the planet shooting back up to 346.5 million units, up sharply from the 272.3 million shipped from January through June.

Jagdish Rebello, PhD, director for consumer and communications at IHS, says that if the new Apple iPhone comes with NFC technology, the number of NFC enabled handsets shipped in 2012 will soar 118% to 233 million units. That compares with 94% growth last year and an expected 81% increase in 2013. Additionally, thanks to its iconic smartphone, Apple is the largest OEM purchaser of semiconductors in the world with such buying expected to add up to $28 billion in 2012. That would be a rise of 15% from the $24 billion Apple spent last year on semiconductors. 

source: Forbes

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1. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Yup, no doubt here. Apple leads the way.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

This analysis maybe closer to the truth than the other one, The iP5 the best one yet, but incrementally better, i hope wish it's not....! it won't all of a sudden take20% market share, the same way iPhone exploded into the world. That ere is over, now it's head to head competition (which we all win with by having better phones)....!

3. RGreen

Posts: 83; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Hope this phone is noticeably different with both hardware and softhware..thus far looks the same

4. jael206

Posts: 147; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

people are just waiting for the final contender.. and when the curtains have finally rolled up, they will say in unison... NAH.. I'LL BUY ME AN ANDROID!

5. maryaaadil

Posts: 146; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

Or a wp8 ;-)

6. kombinatonz

Posts: 30; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Just another typical iphone. People should be careful on what they buy, and follow the popular culture

7. imran_khan0786

Posts: 61; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Still lumia 920. That is superb model in hardware or software. Thanks Nokia

8. Hashimz

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

so if iphone 5 doesnt live up to expectations,will it be the end of apple?

9. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

No way it crashes and burns. None. Too many loyal customers. Maybe it disappoints, but even hinting that this new iPhone won't sell well and hold up well just is silly. The only question is: Does it expand the fan-dom? Can Apple hold all it's market share, or do we talk this time in 2013 how it lost a couple more % points of sales? I hold firm: Apple has peaked. It will sell near record levels at launch, and well all year, but not expand it's sales. It may slip a little. Until they respond to the markets needs, they will lose a little luster. But this version will be fine. Apple will make its utility bills payment.

10. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Am sure this will be the iphone 4s+..... Don't expect more from apple.......

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