One might’ve expected demand for the iPhone 6 to wane after the initially frenzy, and indeed that notion is backed up historically with previous iPhones.
But nope! Peeps be hungry for that big old chap, with a survey suggesting that demand is in fact growing. And good timing, too, as Apple finally seems to have the supply to meet that demand. iPhone 6 for all!
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster reveals some figures pertaining to iPhone 6 demand, and the upshot is: the line goes up, so everything’s good.
Specifically, 33% of people planned to buy an iPhone 6 within three months of its release – that was just before the thing was actually announced.
That figure rose to 37% immediately after the iPhone 6 was actually launched, so clearly consumers weren’t put off by the size. Or perhaps some were, but more weren’t - if that makes sense.
This time last year, hunger for the iPhone 5s dropped from 50% to 44%, but Munster says the iPhone 6's popularity continues to rise, climbing steadily to 40%.
A total of 1,004 people were surveyed, and precisely half – 50% - of them are planning to buy some sort of iPhone in the next three months, be it an iPhone 6 or earlier model.
Meanwhile, 43% are eyeing up an Android phone, which doesn’t really tell us a great deal since there are 2,457,162 very different Android devices out there at different price points – like saying you’re going to buy a Ford Focus or a Fiat.
As for iPhone 6 supply, Team Munster checked in with no less than 80 Apple stores last week, and found that 78% had the iPhone 6 in stock compared with 56% the previous week.
Now let’s all listen to Supply and Demand by The Hives (YouTube).
via: Apple Insider