iPhone sales to continue sliding until next iPhone

iPhone sales to continue sliding until next iPhone
Sales of the iPhone have likely slowed down since Apple’s historic record shattering Holiday quarter, and the slowdown is expected to continue all the way by the launch of the new iPhone, expected in the third quarter of 2012, according to analysts from Canaccord.

The latest sales data from carriers seems to confirm the slowdown. Back in Q4 2011, Verizon Wireless sold 4.3 million iPhone, while in the first three months of 2012, the number slipped to 3.2 million.


This led to Walkley raising his target for Apple stock to $740, and holding by a “Buy” rating. The analyst expects Apple to post strong results on Tuesday, but he gave a lower earnings per share estimate for fiscal 2012 of $43.13, down from $44.58.

source: Canaccord via BGR

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68 Comments

1. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Galaxy S3. ICS/Jelly Bean. Windows 8.... Bye bye iphone

2. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

I dont think so.... WIth Win 8 its more like Bye bye Android. Apple sale are expected to slide because most people looking to upgrade are waiting until iPhone 5 comes out. Its funny... every week I read someones post stating that once the Smasung XXX or the HTC XXX comes out iPhone will be history. Does it ever happen? No!

4. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

You also always claim that the next iphone will dominate android. It hasn't happened yet. Look at the market share, Android has quite a bit of a lead over iOS. I can guarantee this is not a year of destruction for the mobile OS industry but flourishing.

21. max9777

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 11, 2011

@kshell1 I am not the biggest Iphone fan, but sir you not right. Iphone makes 1 phone a year and sales a phenomena. There is a Android phone being released almost every 2 weeks. Now try to figure out why Android sales are higher. If you take a single high end Android phone. I phone just stomps on it like a roach. And before you start calling me an Isheep or other useless attacks.. Go do some research.

29. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I didn't plan on calling you an sheep, if you ask me so far the only android to even approach the iphone in sales is the galaxy s2, more possibly the galaxy s3 this year.

52. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

well sir, it also means that there is only one device available for ios. people dont have a choice to buy any other phone running on the same os. while android phones competes not only with idevices and windows but also with other android devices. guess you also need to do some research.

22. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

I guess my argument can be used against me. I simply think, and this is just my opinion, that developers are sick of Android because of obvious reasons and will flurish with iOS and WP. Market shares can be argued until we are blue in the face. Data is manipulated on both sides of the argument. This is a winless argument and I'm ok with that. I like iOS and i like Android. I just prefer one more than the other.

30. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

You seem like a good guy, but like you said you prefer one more than the other, everybody has their own preferences.

32. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Thanks kshell1, I enjoy a good debate when it comes to technology. Discussions like these allow us the chance to learn somthing that we didnt already know about a product we might not have purchased.

50. ilia1986 unregistered

You know what truly makes me sad? The insane amount of potential that could have been had in iOS, had Apple opted to make it an open source OS. If that would have happened - there would be very little need for Android in the industry. Sure, Android would still exist just for the sake of the google syncing and stuff, but nowhere near what it is now, and Apple could have absolutely owned the entire smartphone market with at least 60 - 70 percent market share by now, AND have a 600,000,000 times more capable mobile OS by now. But what of the non-techy consumer you might ask? Well the solution is simple! Just leave iOS as it is now in it's default state, but make a switch called "Advanced Customization" in the settings menu activating which would present the user with a new license agreement according to which Apple is not held responsible to any damage done to the device, etc etc - and allow the user to access the filesystem of the device, change everything in it and subsequently change any aspect of the OS. If only.. But no. And that's why my next phone is an Android phone.

40. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

just my 2 cents, but WP7 will pull potential new customers from iOS before it pulls them from Android. People that want a simple, easy to use interface on rails so they dont have to think about it go for iOS and WP7. Those that want to be able to tinker or have more options in general go for Android.

43. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I give respect to apple in the form that they know how to sell a product extremely well. Otherwise it just isn't my type of phone, the better specs are what I need especially when my friends get mad at their iphones because they drop them or they freeze. If that happens i typically recommend to them to get a high end android

53. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

people that purchase an iphone are 80-90% satisfied.. check the polls.. unlike Android users that most likely will buy or get e free android phone expecting big things out of... bottom line people that buy the iphone knows what are they getting.. android buyers.. well is a toss up...

56. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I buy my android's after research, its just a preference of course, and gallito i respect your preference as a ios user, that doesn't mean i exactly have to like it lol.

7. ilia1986 unregistered

How exactly Windows Mobile is a threat to Android? In fact - how can anything besides WebOS be a threat to Android?

13. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

> How exactly Windows Mobile is a threat to Android? Isn't that the same logic by the RIMM executive who stated (here I am paraphrasing): "Who wants to type on glass" as a slam on the new iPhone. Windows Mobile is a threat because several android OEMs are paying a licensing fee to MicroSoft, who then uses the mobile to promote their windows phones. Image that!

61. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Yeah, between $5-15. But what do you think they will have to pay for Windows, which has its own licensing fee?

65. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i remember reading somewhere that the old windows was like a 25 per set licence fee. Its probably around the same I'd imagine.

68. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Wow, that is cheap!

25. Pdubb

Posts: 249; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

Windows Mobile is no more so it is definitely not a threat.

11. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Windows sales are no threat to anyone besides Microsoft and Nokias dignity,European networks have spoken out in recent days of how poor the lumia sales for example have been and today we see nokias US sales being poor also. People just don't like the ui or windows grid styling and its just as simple as that unfortunately

16. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

well you haven't gotten your facts right , at this rate iPhone users are getting attacked by the windows phone market and those who want to shift buy a wp7 or a note , android is not bye bye because as soon as the lower end androids get in the dumbphone smartphone market , its bye bye ios marketshare

26. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Avatar of Ron Burgundy? Seems legit. Anything this man says is the truth.

33. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I do think so... We do think so...

24. GENARAL.LEVY

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 17, 2012

True.... Maybe maybe not......

54. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1776; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Replying to another one of your dysfunctional multi-personality disorder induced accounts? how sad

3. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

The New iPad is also not going to sell very well outside North America. The fact that they don't support European LTE frequencies will definitely influence sales. Some operators are even refusing to sell the device as it would confuse their customers! ("Yes our network has 4G and yes the NEW iPad supports 4G, but only in the U.S. and Canada, but we expect you to pay a premium for the device!") It's a major fail for Apple!

15. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

"but we expect you to pay a premium for the device!" Huh??? What planet are you (i.e. PhoneLuver) from? iPad are STILL being sold at the same price of $499 for 16 GB WIFI edition despite improvements to date. The prior model is being discount $100 to $399. To be clear -- despite the new processor, retina display, improved battery, 4G service in North America (for those people that want to visit here), it's the same price as before -- $499!! That is to say, from an INFLATION-ADJUSTED price perspective, the new iPad is cheaper than the prior iPads, respectively. This fact contradicts PhoneLuver's assertion the new iPad is being sold at a premium. Btw, that retina display is the best display in today's tablet market. It's a game changer.

38. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

but as the parts get easier to produce the price comes down..this happens with almost every phone makers or tech makers etc,when a newer models comes out it usually takes place of the last gen model therefore the same price...we all know that apple wont take $100 hit on each ipad...personally think any tablet for $500 is too much...waiting for a $200-$250 tablet before i purchase one.

42. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

It's already been done and cheaper alternatives too. Heck, I've seen them as low as $50 for a 7". It wasn't the nicest tablet, but I'm sure probably functional for basic needs.

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