With low-cost Apple iPhone 5C in the works, Apple iPhone 4 still sells well globally
posted by Alan F. / Jul 28, 2013, 7:33 PM
According to analysts, the Apple iPhone 4 played a huge part in the larger than expected 31.2 million iPhones that were sold during Apple's fiscal third quarter. Wall Street had been looking for Apple to report sales of 26.5 million units. Apple did acknowledge that the Apple iPhone 5 was its best seller, which you would expect. But the Cupertino based tech titan did agree with Wall Street that iPhone 4 sales played a big role in the reported sales figures. Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a conference call following Apple's earnings announcement last week, that the company wants the iPhone 4 to act like a magnet to attract first time smartphone users. "We want to attract as many of these buyers as we can," said the executive.
Apple has started to push out the Apple iPhone 4 to countries like India. Between April and June, Apple shipped out 205,000 units of its iconic smartphone to the country which was up nearly 300% from last year and 41% sequentially. According to Cook, "India was up over 400%." Apple also started a promotion in India that allows users of another smartphone to trade it in to Apple and get as much as a 7000 Rupee ($117 USD) discount on the purchase of an Apple iPhone 4.
In the U.S., the Apple iPhone 4 is free with a signed two-year contract. But the new Apple iPhone 5C, if indeed that is what the low-priced phone will be called, should replace that model with the Apple iPhone 5 becoming the new mid-range offering. The Apple iPhone 5S or Apple iPhone 6 will be the new premium smartphone produced by the manufacturer.
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I think 4 and 4S had the best model redesigns, 5 just didn't pull it off.
posted on Jul 28, 2013, 7:39 PM 3
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I can see if the iPhone was around for like 12 years. Considering it is barely 7 years old. I understand why apple failed in the design department. For one the android market was sped up by competitive "instigator" (I use that term as an inside joke) Samsung. So big screens were coming in when apple went about making "quality" screens. Most of the people here are techies anyways so they want top of the line specs on an OS that doesn't necessarily require it. Even at this point, android needs a dual core processor and a beefy GPU to get the job done. We'll just wait and see what apple has in store next... I personally don't have high hopes (never have high hopes when it comes to the mobile market).
posted on Jul 28, 2013, 8:21 PM 2
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5C for "cheap"?! Nah, too obvious. :-)
posted on Jul 28, 2013, 7:42 PM 8
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I would have thought they'd call it the iPhone 5A or something...A for affordable...Cheap in the same sentence with apple doesn't cut it. lol
posted on Jul 28, 2013, 8:25 PM 1
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That's a horrid thing to say, 5C in not for "cheap", 5C is for "Crap" as in more iCrap ..... ooooooh, sCanky!!
posted on Jul 28, 2013, 9:04 PM 10
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The more I read about this, the more I think Apple is going to do something completely different than what is being posted. While the 5 was absolutely no secret, the stories about this phone are all over the place. Best to wait and see.
posted on Jul 28, 2013, 7:56 PM 0
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LOL Apple cant keep their reputation for being the rich persons choice of phone and they need to market to the budget friendly market? Wow they picked up on that a good 6 years late. I guess they just finally felt bad for making the people with less money, buy a whole generation or 2 old iphone. Or! they are losing money by still producing 4 and 4S along with a iphone 5, so less just sell a iphone 5 with cheap spec, and bam, we make more money... typical apple
posted on Jul 29, 2013, 12:02 AM 1
The 4 was the last iOS product which actually innovated - with the retina display. Siri was bought, and the 5 is about as innovative as maple sauce lol. Maybe I should include the retina ipad as well but meh.
posted on Jul 29, 2013, 12:09 AM 1
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