Tuesday, September 25, 2012

What happened to the sales of the Apple iPhone 5?

screen shot 2012 09 24 at 10 59 48 am 565x350 ¿Qué ha pasado con la ventas del iPhone 5 de Apple?

When Apple announced that sales of the iPhone 5 in its first weekend had exceeded 5 million units sold, it was observed that the number was significantly lower than the 10 million predicted by some analysts. Apple announced before the launch of the iPhone 5 stocks had doubled the number of reservations of iPhone 4S in just 24 hours, but even so, sales of the iPhone 5 only grew by 25% over 4 million units of the iPhone 4S sold in its first weekend. The chart above, courtesy of BusinessInsider, sample sales that Apple got the different models in the first weekend after offered for sale. IPhone 4S sales increased by 135% over sales of the iPhone 4, while the iPhone 5 has only sold 25% more than the iPhone 4S at launch, although the new device is sold in more countries. However, according to analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray, these numbers do not include up to 1 million units have been reserved and will be delivered in October.

"We believe there are two factors which impacted negatively on the number of units sold. First, our expectation of sales includes all mobile Apple reserved and delivered in October. We believe that this can be up to 1 million additional units. "

The Wall Street Journal reported on the shortage of iPhone 5 providers across the country (USA). The report notes that several retailers such as BestBuy, have not been able to fulfill orders anticipated due to a shortage of units on launch day, and the situation is similar in some stores like Target, Sprint or RadioShack. How many Apple iPhone 5 could have sold these stores? Munster said the launch weekend of the figure may have been close to 8 million units, were it not for the restrictions that have retailers.

"Secondly, we note that the Apple Retail inventory is at 1.25 days compared with 2.5 days for the launch of the iPhone 4S. Our estimate of 8 million units assumed a weekend with full availability and included counting all online bookings. We believe that if the offer was not an obstacle and Apple had included the reserves, the number of units sold in the first weekend after the launch had been around 7-8 million, assuming that 1 million are in reserve to deliver October and between 1 and 2 million additional retail vendors. "

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It may not be fast enough to be Apple's only problem. An increasing number of customers of the iPhone 5 have reported that their devices come with scratches or abrasions on the back of aluminum. AllThingsD has spoken about:

"The area that appears damaged more often seem to be at the chamfered edges of the device, anodized surface wear and metal parts that seem to take the siding."

Reports indicate that the problem is affecting many users around the world, but it is unclear what this means for future supplies or if Apple plans to address the issue.

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If you saw the news today, maybe you saw that a riot broke out at the Foxconn factory located in Taiyuan, northern China, with the participation of about 2,000 workers. Foxconn says the incident is not related to the job, but the plant had to shut down and stop production until the company investigate the reasons. Foxconn told Reuters that the plant would be closed one day, and an employee confirmed that one of the factories that assembles the iPhone 5. Some local news report that up to 10 employees have lost their lives in these altercations, but Foxconn denies.

With initial supplies of the iPhone 5 exhausted, and many outstanding reservations, in theory, be delivered in October, Apple confirmed that it still plans to launch the device to another 22 countries this Friday September 28:

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

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