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How many iPhones does Apple usually sell in the first month?

Reading about Samsung Galaxy S5 sales...
How many iPhones does Apple usually sell in its first month of release?

Most Useful Answer TJ Skywasher  May. 15, 2014 at 16:42

Well, just reading the news that Samsung shifted 11 million in 30 days that doesn't really compare to shipments of iPhone sales. When the 5S came out there were 9 million iPhones sold in the first 3 days!!! When they were launched I think the 4S sold about 4 million in one weekend and the iPhone 5 around 5 million in one weekend.

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TJ Skywasher  May. 15, 2014 at 16:42

Well, just reading the news that Samsung shifted 11 million in 30 days that doesn't really compare to shipments of iPhone sales. When the 5S came out there were 9 million iPhones sold in the first 3 days!!! When they were launched I think the 4S sold about 4 million in one weekend and the iPhone 5 around 5 million in one weekend.

JanSt / MOD  May. 15, 2014 at 16:54

Yep,and as far as I know, those Apple figures are "sold to end users" (i.e. us consumers), while
the Samsung figures currently rumoured are 'shipped' units or 'sold to networks etc'.. far from the consumers' pockets!

All figure must be taken with a dose of skepticism.
Look around - 10 people around you. What do they use?

Hey, within 50 meters of my place of work is a CPW and an O2 store.
The O2 store's manager has been telling me for 5 months that WP8 is really taking off now. That they sell about 1 for every 3 non-WP devices etc etc... The CPW manager says WP is still a dud.

TJ Skywasher  May. 15, 2014 at 16:57


Look around - 10 people around you. What do they use?


Funnily enough I was doing just that in the pub last night and the few tables around me all had iPhones. One elderly lady was using a 3G or 3GS and the rest seemed to be iPhone 5 or 5S's.

JanSt / MOD  May. 15, 2014 at 17:51

I deal with many many people every day.
The hardcore feature phone or dumbphone users aside - I see a 50:50 split of iPhones and non-iPhones. Samsung dominates the non-iOS segment, but I see a lot of discounted Lumias also, and surprisingly many old BBs.
What I rarely see are non-Samsung highend Android phones. Z1, Htc One etc...
Last months, I swear, I saw more people with BB10 phones than HTC Ones or Z1s ... And I have yet to see a highend LG in the wild. But then: currently no Irish network sells any LGs and by "currently" I mean for the past 18 months or so.

matt101101 / MOD  May. 15, 2014 at 20:28

I'd say I agree with Jan, excluding feature phones, the split between Android phone and iPhones seems to be about 50:50. Most iPhones seem to be the iPhone 4/4S or above and most Android phones tend to be a high end Samsung; namely the S3 or above.

You still see the odd 3GS or S2 floating around, more so than you see any modern high end Android devices from HTC, LG, Sony etc anyway.

I don't think I've seen a BB for months, they seem pretty rare around here these days. Probably because they've not been widely advertised on contract for ages and lots of companies are moving away from providing phones and moving towards a BYOD model (and people don't choose to use a BB these days).

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