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

51. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

Boy. You could swear theres some gang affiliation with the OSes that people choose. haha. I envision a future kinda like West Side Story. Except the gangs will be representing their mobile operating systems. leather jackets with Apple and Android logos.... LOL

55. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

ikr, someone people are a little too intense about this stuff

58. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

Hmm.... Eclipse GSX... Wanna Race?

62. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Yea lets go lol

69. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I got money on the eclipse GSX lol

60. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

A mental image popped up in my head... That's quite an interesting thing to see. We better patent the jacket idea...

48. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

This whole article might as well just say that water is wet. Obviously sales of a device will slow down after the initial interest fades, anything else would be newsworthy, not this.

45. ibap

Posts: 873; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Regarding comment #21 (currently 4th in the list) - Let's at least compare oranges to oranges. You can't compare all iPhones out there to any one Android phone. This argument would work if there were only one Android phone out there, and only one iPhone model out there. If that is what you want to compare, just say so. How about this one - There are more Android users out there using their phones than there are iPhone users out there. And I hate to type on glass, which rules out a lot of the Android phones as well. I'll use whatever I think will work best for me. And I've been through Windows phones up through version 6, Treos (Palm and Windows), and Androids. (No Blackberries.) And the only one that didn't have a physical keyboard was my current one, which I won from Radio Shack, and it daily confirms how much I hate to type on glass. And the next one will have a physical keyboard.

49. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

ive argued that plenty of times but they never accept it.

41. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

taco. another bad omen for your bet. Samsung is expected to post record shattering Q1, while Apple is expected to be down 20% in sales.. like normal (they always spike then slide). Been almost nice knowin ya.

59. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

even with 20% down in sales.. is more than Samsung for the quarters... and expected is not the same as they actually did... experts are never right... so just sit back and wait

66. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol, your a riot. theyve already announced that samsung probably over took apple for smartphone sales AND nokia for total sales. It was a fools bet from the beginning. :)

34. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Sales sliding because of a new phone release? In other news if it rains while sunny out you can see a rainbow.

23. GENARAL.LEVY

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 17, 2012

This changes everthing iPhone 5..... Maybe maybe not? Who knows?

20. Jericho unregistered

people on this site are either the fans of:- 1)iPhone OR 2)Samsung.

19. Jericho unregistered

people on this site are either the fans of:- 1)iPhone OR 2)Samsung.

18. Jericho unregistered

people on this site are either the fans of:- 1)iPhone OR 2)Samsung.

44. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Wrong. HTC.

47. GENARAL.LEVY

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 17, 2012

Nope... Like both, but love android more....

57. atheisticemetic

Posts: 377; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

it's too bad both are garbage

17. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Windows Mobile a threat to Android? WTF?? hahaha lol in your dreams

12. chuckyoo

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Iphone is very nice, I love the phone but the screen is too small. I have a GS2 and if the next iphone's screen is increased, I will gladly buy it. I have owned the IOS and loved it especially the apps in the app store. the quality is next to none. Let's not forget that even with the mass competition, apple still holds its own. Think about it, there are countless android phones to compete against ONE apple iphone. Apple sets the standards and makes great phones even though you have no freedom with the phone, it is still worth it. Just keep it real with yourself.

36. chadrick0814 unregistered

If apple released more than ONE phone...it would cut into their own sales. Instead of you pointing out the fact that Apple doesnt give you choices....you use it as an excuse for their market share diminishing since 2007. As far as I know, Apple has the constitutional right to release more than 1 phone per year. I can only assume they have assessed they shouldnt do it for economic/sales reasons.

10. AndroidShiz

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

Just buy the phone you like. I personally like the Galaxy Nexus GSM version so will likely stay with the Nexus line from here on out. It's handling everything I throw at it so far even though it's only dual core. I'm sure it will be fine until the next Nexus or two comes out. Most satisfying Android I've owned to date. First Android I didn't have to cover up the UI.

9. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

iPhone sales slide all the time after the ifanatics q relentlessly for days apon initial release to buy the new iPhone,then after these folks get the phones the sales dither,all fans with older iphone models immediately update as soon as a 'new' one is released in order to keep social acceptance. Funny thing is that due to low stock for many months by the time many ifans actually get an iphone the next one is only about 5 months away and they start saving immediately to buy it apon release,its the apple circle of life

37. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

wrong again. most people that bought the iphone 4 didnt feel the need to get the iphone 4s.. so please do research before you speak mr "salesman"....

63. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

galaxy nexus sales slid from day one! android fanatics also queue in line for that device last december. what happened now?

6. rg987

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

very less people like iphone........i also dont like it.........and just see a little bit above the comments potion...........that small ratings portion......there PHONEARENA has given 8.5/10 but see users have given 7.8 out of 10.............but in most other cases , phonearena gives less ratings but user ratings are high

5. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

"since Apple’s historic record shattering Holiday quarter" lol @ the wording chosen for a media article on a supposedly non fanboy website. You know that record quarter was based on highest profit margins on a rebadged 2 year old iPhone 4 that basically screwed millions into buying more of apple's old crap sold as new. Historic ripoff more like. The love for apple on this site iS SiMPLY DiSGUSTiNG

8. rg987

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

simply agree with ur last sentence

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