Many analysts are expecting that Apple’s new iPhone 7 won’t do much for iPhone sales. This is because the design of the phone is pretty much the same as its predecessors, and save for the dual camera setup that Apple has introduced, there really isn’t anything that is obviously exciting about the new phone.
It is possible that the analysts might be right, but for now it looks like the iPhone 7 is off to a great start. According a report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, it has been revealed that based on their data, iPhone 7 sales actually accounted for 43% of all iPhone sales in Q3, which means that almost 1 out of every 2 iPhones sold would be an iPhone 7.
CIRP co-founder Josh Lowitz said, “In a quarter with only two weeks’ of sales, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus grabbed significant share of iPhones sold. We attribute this to slow iPhone sales in the weeks leading up to the launch of these two new models, as well as a positive reception for the new 7 and 7 Plus models.” Breaking this down further, the iPhone 7 accounted for 31% of sales, while the larger iPhone 7 Plus accounted for 12%.
Like we said it is off to a great start, but whether or not Apple can maintain the momentum remains to be seen. It is possible that sales could taper off rather sharply in the coming months, thus proving the analysts right, or we could be in for a nice surprise. Some have suggested that it is possible that the sales are doing so well right now is because of upgrade programs that allow users to upgrade to the new iPhone for considerably less.