Preorder concerns 'overblown'as survey shows strong demand for Apple's iPhone 5s & 5c

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    iPhone 5s supply declining in US while Apple's iPhone 5c remains fully stocked



    Three weeks after the latest iPhones went on sale in the U.S., availability of the iPhone 5s has actually declined while Apple prepares for greater international roll-out.

    Analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray has been checking inventory levels of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c since they went on sale Sept. 21. In a note to investors provided to AppleInsider on Friday, he indicated that supply of the iPhone 5s went from 27 percent availability two weeks ago to 6 percent over the past week, based on a check of 60 Apple stores.

    In addition, the number of stores that had at least one iPhone 5s SKU available dropped from 90 percent two weeks ago to 40 percent over the past week. Munster believes the shrinking supply is probably a result of Apple preparing for an international launch, with 51 new markets set to receive both the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c by Nov. 1.

    In another sign of demand, Munster has also been tracking resale value, and found that the entry-level 16-gigabyte iPhone 5s is currently selling at a 32 percent premium in the U.S.

    The story is different for the iPhone 5c, which is selling at an 11 percent discount over its retail price. Munster's checks also found that the iPhone 5c remains well-stocked, and he expects that demand for the mid-level handset is about in-line with market expectations.

    In comparison, Samsung's flagship Galaxy S4 currently sells for a 12 percent discount in the U.S., putting it about on par with Apple's iPhone 5c.

    "We expect iPhone aftermarket prices should decrease as 5S supply catches up to demand and would consider the 5S fully stocked when the 5S is available to ship in a 24 hour lead time," Munster wrote.. Currently Apple's online store quotes iPhone 5S October lead times in Apple's 6 largest countries, and 24 hours for the 5C."





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    The iPhone 5s Is Outselling The iPhone 5c Two To One



    While the iPhone 5s is still difficult to get hold of more than three weeks after its debut — particularly if you want a gold or silver model — you shouldn’t have any problem picking up an iPhone 5c at your local Apple store. That’s because the cheaper device isn’t selling anywhere near as much as its high-end sibling.

    According to new research from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), the iPhone 5s is currently outselling the iPhone 5c more than two to one.

    64% of iPhone customers surveyed by CIRP during the final days of September said that they opted to purchase the flagship iPhone 5s over the cheaper model, while only 27% picked up an iPhone 5c. 9% of customers decided to purchase the two-year-old iPhone 4s, which is now free on contract.

    Those figures are hardly surprising, given the incredible demand we’ve seen for the iPhone 5s since it went on sale on September 20. But it doesn’t mean the iPhone 5c is a flop. In fact, it’s likely to be a hugely successful device over the course of the next 12 months.

    The thing is, the flagship iPhone will always be in high demand for several months after its release, because it’s the model enthusiasts are most interested in, and they’re the ones who upgrade early. The iPhone 5c, on the other hand, will be the device of choice for those who are upgrading over the next 12 months but don’t want to splash out on the high-end model.

    The iPhone 5c is still selling better than the iPhone 4s did when that was demoted following the launch of the iPhone 5 this time last year, CIRP found. While the device accounts for 27% of iPhone sales in late September, the iPhone 4s only made up 23% of sales in October 2012.




    Don’t write the iPhone 5c off just yet, then. It will be a massive success over the next year, and you can bet Apple will sell millions and millions of them.





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    The Anti-Fragmentation Effect Of The iPhone 5c & iPhone 5s



    Only three weeks have passed since the iPhone 5s and 5c became available for sale, but already, total webshare traffic of the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s are up 4% to 40.6 percent.

    According to data from web ad network Chitika tracking mobile web traffic, the iPhone’s percentage nump is a “remarkable achievement” represing “a significant impact on the iPhone ecosystem… with obvious implications for mobile application and Web developers in terms of compatibility and functionality issues, but also for the technology industry as a whole.”

    Just last month, the iPhone 5 was only sitting at 36.5%, which was still an impressive achievement: it means that one out of three iPhones accessing the web were the latest model iPhone. Bumping that after three weeks — weeks during which the iPhone 5s has not been easy to get a hold of — is such an achievement that Chitika says, within a few months, “Apple will have a plurality, and possibly a majority, of its iPhone customer base using a device less than one and a half years old.”

    It barely needs to be mentioned that this is the exact opposite of what is happening with Android, where fragmentation runs wild and most users are stranded on old hardware, obsolete versions of the Android operating system, or both. It’s ant-fragmentation!





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    WSJ: Apple Cuts iPhone 5c Orders Following Lower Than Expected Demand



    Apple has told iPhone suppliers in China to cut iPhone 5c orders for the fourth quarter following lower than expected demand for the device, The Wall Street Journal reports. Foxconn has been asked to cut orders by one-third, while Pegatron will reduce its shipments by 20%, sources claim.

    Apple reportedly made the cuts earlier this month, just weeks after the iPhone 5c made its debut, because the handset isn’t selling quite as well as the Cupertino company expected. This comes as little surprise given how easy it was to get hold of the new device on launch day, and the reductions some carriers and retailers have already made to its price tag.

    But it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Apple has also increased orders for the iPhone 5s, according to two Foxconn executives, and so it appears the company may have simply expected more consumers to opt for the cheaper model — which is just $99 on contract — rather than the new high-end one.

    As it turns out, everyone wants the iPhone 5s and its Touch ID sensor, 64-bit A7 processor, and improved camera instead.

    Apple sold an incredible 9 million iPhones during their first three days of availability back in September, but of course, it’s hard to tell just how many of those were the iPhone 5s and how many were the iPhone 5c. We certainly shouldn’t be labeling the latter a flop just yet, then.

    It’s still early days, and enthusiasts upgrading early are more likely to be doing so for the latest technology in the iPhone 5s. With that said, the iPhone 5c could still do very well over the course of the next 12 months as smartphone users to look to upgrade to a new iPhone without paying so much for the iPhone 5s.





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    Are those the hands of a midget? They make the screen look huge!

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    Apple's iPhone 5s & 5c arrive on Boost Mobile Nov. 8



    After years of rumors that the iPhone would arrive on prepaid carrier Boost Mobile, it was made official on Monday, with the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c now set to become available on Friday, Nov. 8.

    That means Apple's latest iPhones will be available to Boost Mobile customers the same day that the devices will launch on U.S. Cellular. Both handsets have been available on the "big four" U.S. carriers — Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile — since their launch on Sept. 20.

    Rumors surfaced at the end of September that the iPhone would be arriving on Boost Mobile in the near future. But such rumors had appeared before and didn't come true.

    On Monday, though, Boost Mobile made it official with a press release. The no-contract carrier offers coverage through the Sprint network.

    Boost Mobile will offer the newest iPhone models with its "Shrinking Payments" plan, which offers to reduce the monthly bill for customers who continually pay on time for unlimited voice, data and text.

    Boost Mobile devices are available at nearly 20,000 major retail stores, including Best Buy, RadioShack,Target, Walgreens, Walmart, Sprint retail stores, independent wireless dealers, and the HSN channel.





    10-21-13

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    Are iPhone 5c sales actually gaining on the iPhone 5s?



    Contrary to numerous earlier reports, iPhone 5c sales seem to be picking up in the United States — but the device’s impact on emerging markets is still somewhat muted, according to new research from Localytics. Overall, the firm found that there are now roughly 1.9 iPhone 5s models in use in the United States for every iPhone 5c model. While this still means that the 5s is outselling the cheaper 5c in the U.S. by a ratio of nearly 2 to 1, it’s a vast improvement from where things stood a month ago when the 5s was outselling the 5c by 3 to 1. The ratio of 5s models to 5c models is higher in the rest of the world, however, as Localytics estimates that there are 2.3 iPhone 5s models sold for every iPhone 5c worldwide.





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    iPhone 5s and 5c Launch In 35 More Countries



    Apple’s rollout of the iPhone 5s and 5c continues. After launching on September 20 with limited supplies in 11 countries, Cupertino is now expanding availability to 11 new countries.

    The iPhone 5s and 5c will be launching today in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand.

    But that’s not the end of the fun. By next Friday, Apple will be lauching in another 16 countries: Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

    It’s still not the most aggressive roll-out. Supplies are tight. Consider the fact that many of the countries listed above had access to the iPhone 5 last year by the end of September, and it’s clear that the iPhone 5s launch is slower comparatively. But hey, at least most of the world’s wait is (mostly) at an end.





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    iPhone 5s & 5c Pegged To Launch On November 15 In Philippines, South America, Brazil



    This Friday, Apple will be launching the iPhone 5s and 5c in sixteen new countries: Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. But the fun’s not stopping there, with November 15th being pegged as the next launch window for Apple’s latest iPhones.

    It’s by no means official, but App Advice says they have been tipped that the iPhone 5s and 5c will be coming to the Philippines on November 15th.

    With that information in hand, App Advice took a look at the launch window of previous iPhones, and what countries launched the iPhones alongside the Philippines. It turns out this sixth-wave launch window includes countries likle Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Panama, Paraguay, Qatar, South Africa, and Venezuela.

    So if you’re in one of those countries, and you’re itching for an upgrade, fingers crossed: looks like you’re just two-and-a-half weeks away from getting your hands on a hot new iPhone.





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    The iPhone 5s And iPhone 5c Now Account For 5.5% Of All Active iPhones



    Apple is set to announce its earnings in just a couple hours and while the company probably won’t say how many iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c units it sold specifically, research firm Localytics just released a report this morning claiming the iPhone 5s and 5c already account for 5.5% of all global active iPhones.

    “Much has been written about the head-to-head battle of the iPhone 5s and 5c including our own research from last week that showed that the iPhone 5c is starting to close the gap on its higher-end sibling. Today, the iPhone 5s and 5c now represent 3.8% and 1.7% of all active iPhones globally seen by Localytics. Meanwhile, the iPhone 5 remains the most popular iPhone with a nearly 40% share.”

    The report also found that while the iPhone 5s has been quick to take root in the U.S., it’s Japan who has the highest percentage active of iPhone 5s. Germany has the highest relative share of iPhone 5s units vs 5c unts with 87% in favor of the 5s, while sales in the U.S. are starting to balance out with 67% preferring the more expensive 5s over the 5c.










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