jragosta wrote: »
1. As you said, the number of unsold iPhones is minimal. Both the 5S and 5C are backordered, so I doubt if there were many sitting on shelves today.
2. Cook said that they SOLD 9 M phones. It's not clear whether Apple's system would include a phone in inventory as a sale or not.
I sincerely doubt they did a 50/50 split and if they even came close it would be because they were out of the 5S model. That being said when you front load China, and they did over 2 million there in the first weekend last year, there is no way the 5S outsold the 5. Of course the overall numbers will depend on just how many phones are on order so we wont know until they report in January just how much demand there was for the 5S early on.
Keep in mind they also aggressively gave credit for later model phones to make sure there was demand for these newer models and I dont recall them ever doing that before.
Hey, 9 million phones is a lot of phones, but it's the back order that will really tell the story.
hydr wrote: »
Watch this and laugh:
What exactly is "some valid concerns" he brought?
addicted44 wrote: »
Apple did awesome. But I think the 5c sales show that the 5c might be overpriced. I think Apple could have made it about $50-$100 cheaper and it would have done a lot better. There is no reason for the 5c to ever be priced the same as the 5s (which happens at the $200 level).
Although that may be part of Apple's upsell strategy, and low 5s yields are the driver behind them marketing the 5c so heavily.
Nope. The author is clueless idiot, not even bored enough to look down the timeline in the past and check what has Apple reinvented and when, but rather touting loud now already the old mantra how Apple has lost it's mojo without SJ not wanting to reinvent the wheel every year...
Author is concerned not buying AAPL before announcement expecting lower sales. Now he/she is trying to fix this.
Watch this and laugh:
All of this guys will never learn. They both were idiots - That is all I am going to say! For once, I was happy at the CNBC guy and how he told the guest on phone - Come on lets get serious - Apple proved us all wrong!
You must have missed it! He already raised his neck on the the finger print technology on iPhone 5s. He is afraid about privacy issues ! Check this out -
The interviewer was authentically shocked! He couldn'T believe if they are really such morons. What we have seen in this video is actually criminal act of intentionally misleading the audience. It seems that those guys can really get away with anything since they are serving the "greater purpose" of global capital. We have just seen the shameful example of pure intention to squeeze money out of small stockholders...
anantksundaram wrote: »
Welcome to CNBC after 10 AM. A wasteland.
alfiejr wrote: »
let me put it to you guys and all the pundits another way:
what consumer product in this price range EVER sold more tha 9 million in its first thee day on the market???
djkikrome wrote: »
Ben A. Reitzes, Barclays
iOS 7 appears to be driving sales of new iPhones, while sales numbers are even more encouraging due to iPhone 5s supply constraints.
"We find it interesting that Apple is also positively revising its guidance while the quarter is still about a week away from closing. We do not recall this type of pre-announcement ever happening and it seems that it implies a message from management that the company is back on track.
Someone please tell me where to find this F%u2026ing IDIOT so I can pound his skull with my iPhone. When has Apple EVER been off track?!?
sector7g wrote: »
i hope tim cook notices how poorly the 5C did, apple customers dont want cheap plastic, they want high end, android has the low end market locked down
I agree. I also think you have two very different consumer profiles for the 5s and the 5c as well as the lack of 5s pre-order you pointed out. The 5s tends to attract the 'power user' (i.e., high end) consumer that wants it now (or preferably 3 months ago) and is willing to jump thru flaming hoops or sleep on the sidewalk for a night or few. They will compromise on color but most want max memory and maybe multiple phones. I think once the first weekend dust settles the 5c will sell reasonably well -- especially for the holiday (when Apple makes it clear that they have plenty available).
5c failed the drop test. 5s survived.
same result with cases on both phones.
Thanks PatPatPat - good info.
If these tests were not just "flukes" and the 5s is more resilient to drops than 5c, it makes the $100 price gap seem even less of a barrier. I'm pretty sure it costs well over $100 to replace/repair a IP5 screen outside of applecare and ~$50 with.