iPhone 4S accounts for 90% of US iPhone sales, 42% of customers break contract to buy

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  • Reply 21 of 47
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Eternal Emperor View Post


    Right of the top, Siri, 64gb of storage. Faster, better camera, it got my wife off of her 3GS and gave my daughter an iPod(sim-less 3GS)



    Finally, because I could. In all honesty, I don't tend to rationalize my purchases. I consider: Does it make sense for me? Will I use it? Can I afford it?



    Well, if it makes sense, then you already rationalized it.
  • Reply 22 of 47
    So much for everyone claiming the cheaper models are a sizeable chunk of the 37 million in iPhone sales.
  • Reply 23 of 47
    just_mejust_me Posts: 590member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post


    I upgraded... I handed down my iP4 to my daughter to replace her 4GS.



    The iP4S is faster, better camera...



    It's an easy choice.



    Hold the phone



    Isnt the 4GS > 4S



    Its got the extra G



    Why would you want to replace that.
  • Reply 24 of 47
    jd_in_sbjd_in_sb Posts: 1,600member
    The day the iPhone 4S was announced this forum has swamped with posts about how disappointed people were about it:



    "what a crock. Let the stock slide begin." - airnerd



    "THIS IS ALL WRONG. Omg" - nvidia2008



    "Guess I'll shop around or keep waiting for a real "new" phone to come out." - airnerd



    'This is horrifying... I'll stick to the iPhone 4 for now." - jarroyo1031



    "disappointing event, no new iPhone just a re-cooked iPhone 4, true to form as in the past (see iPhone 3GS), I guess they feel they are well in front of the competition there is no need of anything new. I don't see many iPhone users upgrading to 'this', 3G and 3GS sure but not 4s. I guess we have to wait another 12 months to see anything new." - sarges



    "This phone is obsolete on arrival. " - mercury99



    "bad move for apple" - reklss41



    "Kind of a lame update. Siri looks like it could be cool, but it's going to be released as a beta. I doubt it will be a real selling feature until the next iteration of iPhone." - yensid98



    "Sobbing..." - Guava



    "18 months and in the end no redesign?! Maybe next year..." - Aizmov



    "No excuse here. That is a let down." - matrix07



    "What a let down. Did they really need a big announcement for this???" - oneaburns



    "Not Apple's finest moment. Stock is tanking." - Boogerman2000



    "disappointing this how Tim Cook first presentation as CEO will be remembered. I hope the specialised press will kick them hard over the next months for this disappointing damp squib of announcement. And they waited 16 months for this? Tim do you really believe that iPhone 4 users will upgrade to this?" - sarges



    For more, visit:

    http://forums.appleinsider.com/showt...hreadid=133483
  • Reply 25 of 47
    Having moved from the 4 to the 4S for almost exclusively frivolous reasons (it was a clean switch having sold my 4 for 300$ on Craigslist essentially as fast as I could post the ad), my biggest sales pitch is for the speed with which it loads pages and apps, and the dictation feature for email replys and IM. Those features alone raise it far above the 4 in overall user experience. Siri, IMO, is something that I see vast potential in as time passes but I think Apple promotes it at their peril, since there are frequent times where it bogs down or does not work, and the fact that I cannot voice dial from within the phone seems to be the dirty secret that no one talks about.
  • Reply 26 of 47
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,926member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sflocal View Post


    I want to know how many people were coming from Android phones. I lost track of all my friends that did just that. They were all fed up with the horrible Androud experience.



    Funny that we haven't heard much of a peep from fandroids infesting AI since Apple's blowout performance. They rightfully should be ashamed for supporting such an inferior system simply because it's "open" or whatever spin they want to attach to it.



    However, for the sake of tradition... APPLE IS DOOMED!



    I dropped my Android in a heartbeat when i preordered my iphone 4S. I tried to sell it on ebay but I had to pay someone to buy it.



    Android is winning!
  • Reply 27 of 47
    re: post by "SAAREK"



    What I think you might be saying is I want a different looking phone for it to be a success. The 4(s) has a dual core processor and 7 times the video performance, so it is much faster in everything it has to do. It has 4 antennaes sections that auto switch to provide the strong signal into the unit. I incorporates Bluetooth 4.0 technology, along with much better radios. It has an amazing camera with 73% better light gathering so it performs better in lower light conditions. Then you say Siri, so what?



    If you look at the success of the just posted quarter, there are lots of folks who get it, want it and were willing to pay for it. Add the new software, that just keeps on coming ... iBooks2, iBooks Author, iTunesU, and iCloud services for auto sync and data sharing for all your Apple devices.



    Constant improvements like over-the-air (OTA) updating. This is the work of mobile by Apple. There is literally nothing like it. iPad is spreading like wild fire ... young and old, and everyone in-between, schools, businesses are clamoring for conversion into the digital world. The publishing industrial is in a revolutionary change over... along with information sharing, TV, and entertainment.



    Am I excited, You bet, and I am 78 years old, but feel 50, and hopefully act accordingly. So get with the program, and find out more so you can be just as excited as the above others.
  • Reply 28 of 47
    christophbchristophb Posts: 1,482member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by saarek View Post


    Why would anyone with an iPhone 4 upgrade to a 4S?



    Sure it's got Siri which is only really any use in the US, but apart from that one single feature what is there to upgrade for?



    It's not as if the iPhone 4 is slow, or has a rubbish camera. It's got the same design etc as the 4S so why do it?



    Colour me confused.



    64 GB

    It was shiny.



    Oh, I passed my 4 along to family.
  • Reply 29 of 47
    kevtkevt Posts: 195member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by saarek View Post


    Why would anyone with an iPhone 4 upgrade to a 4S?



    Sure it's got Siri which is only really any use in the US, but apart from that one single feature what is there to upgrade for?



    It's not as if the iPhone 4 is slow, or has a rubbish camera. It's got the same design etc as the 4S so why do it?



    Colour me confused.



    Wakey, wakey. The iPhone 4S lets you make phonecalls, no matter how you're holding it. No bumper necessary. No drops in data speeds.



    Well worth it.
  • Reply 30 of 47
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Just_Me View Post


    Hold the phone



    Isnt the 4GS > 4S



    Its got the extra G



    Why would you want to replace that.



    Oops... meant 3GS.
  • Reply 31 of 47


    Here ya' go...







    ifunny.mobi
  • Reply 32 of 47
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post


    Is Siri driving this? Because I'll admit it is cool but I don't use it that often. Once I used it a couple times and got over the 'cool!' factor it's no big deal. I wonder how many people use it frequently?



    I use it every day. It's how I text, set up meetings, reminders, timers for cooking and even a "snooze alarm", ie "Wake me in 35 minutes."



    I even use when I wonder something? "How much is a first class postage stamp?" or "Are there any UPS stores nearby?"





    If all one uses it for is "What are you wearing?" it would get old.
  • Reply 33 of 47
    hmmhmm Posts: 3,405member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by saarek View Post


    Why would anyone with an iPhone 4 upgrade to a 4S?



    Sure it's got Siri which is only really any use in the US, but apart from that one single feature what is there to upgrade for?



    It's not as if the iPhone 4 is slow, or has a rubbish camera. It's got the same design etc as the 4S so why do it?



    Colour me confused.



    This is something that annoys me, treating technology like a fashion accessory.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kevt View Post


    Wakey, wakey. The iPhone 4S lets you make phonecalls, no matter how you're holding it. No bumper necessary. No drops in data speeds.



    Well worth it.



    That may have consumed a massive number of design hours. I'm wondering how much of an impact it had on iphone 4 owners in choosing whether or not to upgrade.
  • Reply 34 of 47
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Eternal Emperor View Post


    I use it every day. It's how I text, set up meetings, reminders, timers for cooking and even a "snooze alarm", ie "Wake me in 35 minutes."



    I even use when I wonder something? "How much is a first class postage stamp?" or "Are there any UPS stores nearby?"





    If all one uses it for is "What are you wearing?" it would get old.



    Oh I do use it for texting. But not as much as I thought I would. The novelty wore off fast.
  • Reply 35 of 47
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by saarek View Post


    It's got the same design etc as the 4S so why do it?



    YOU are the reason those Samsung ads exist.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kevt View Post


    The iPhone 4S lets you make phonecalls, no matter how you're holding it. No bumper necessary.



    So did the 4, your point?
  • Reply 36 of 47
    nagrommenagromme Posts: 2,834member
    Wow. Stick with your contract! It makes it much easier to then justify getting the NEXT, even better iPhone!
  • Reply 37 of 47
    tzeshantzeshan Posts: 2,351member
    Why are the numbers in this report quite different from the Nielsen report a couple weeks ago?
  • Reply 38 of 47
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by drobforever View Post


    Well, if it makes sense, then you already rationalized it.



    rationalize: Attempt to explain or justify (one's own or another's behavior or attitude) with logical, plausible reasons, even if these are not true...:



    Stabbing myself in the thigh doesn't make sense. ;-) Buying a device I can afford and will use does.



    I don't bother with "Treating myself" for example.
  • Reply 39 of 47
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post


    Oh I do use it for texting. But not as much as I thought I would. The novelty wore off fast.



    Not for me "Tell wife to pick up milk at the store" or "tell wife the refi is set for Wednesday" is faster for me, than typing.
  • Reply 40 of 47
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by saarek View Post


    Why would anyone with an iPhone 4 upgrade to a 4S?



    Sure it's got Siri which is only really any use in the US, but apart from that one single feature what is there to upgrade for?



    It's not as if the iPhone 4 is slow, or has a rubbish camera. It's got the same design etc as the 4S so why do it?



    Colour me confused.



    It is faster. It has slightly better reception. If you use it a lot, these small changes matter.



    On top of that, I sold both of my old phones for more then I paid for the new ones.
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