Many analysts believes that Apple Sales for their iPhone 4S have started to slow down as users are now waiting for the arrival of the newest iPhone the iPhone 5. The Cupertino firm will be releasing its latest earning report soon and analysts expects Apple will also announce that it sold lesser iPhone 4S than it did the last quarter.
Last quarter, Apple sold over 35 Million iPhone 4S units, but according to Andy Hargreaves of Pacific Crest Securities, he expects this number to go closer to 25 Million. Katy Huberty on the other hand of Morgan Stanley expects this number to go over 31 Million units.
There is also a recent survey by ChangeWave Research that shows evidence of the phone sales slowing down. The said survey shows about 14% of all consumers are saying that they are most likely to get the newest iPhone while about 17% says that they are somewhat likely keen to getting it. Last year, the numbers are higher with 10% of consumers said they were “very likely” and only about 11.5% said that they were “somewhat likely” to get the iPhone 4S.
On the lighter side, the numbers have improved for Apple with lesser people saying that they are “unlikely” to get their next handset. The 6th generation iPhone is expected to launch some time in October of this year.