Most iPhone Growth From Overseas, Verizon a "Small Bang"

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The introduction of the iPhone on Verizon contributed a healthy number of iPhone sales, but it was nothing compared to what non-US carriers delivered for Apple.

    Horace Dediu at Asymco put together a few charts to illustrate just how big the non-US sales were:


    The yellow line indicates Verizon's 4.5 million iPhone users, while the green line shows AT&T's slight slowdown in sales as the iPhone 4 matured (though even that doesn't show a very steep drop off).

    By far the biggest impact is the sales by the rest of the world -- so big was that growth, Dediu points out, that "had Verizon not come on board the business would still have grown year-on-year over 100% (and sequentially)."

    Article Link: Most iPhone Growth From Overseas, Verizon a "Small Bang"
  2. Frosties macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2009
    In black and white then to Apple: Stop delaying iPhone 5 because of a Verizon phone, it's bad business.
  3. everydave macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2007
    #3 sure it's because of the Verizon iPhone? This article pretty much paints, in black in white (so to speak), that the Verizon iPhone is only a very small part of overall sales. Basing the delay on that the Verizon iPhone seems like the *least* likely explaination for the delay.

    Rumors will always be rampant and we may never know why they decided to shift delivery to the traditional iPod release time, but that might answer the question in and of itself. Or it's for some other reason entirely.

    But by all means, feel free to call Apple on the carpet for "bad business" based on speculation and rumor, I mean they're not doing so good with running the business as it is, I'm sure your help would be appreciated...:rolleyes:
  4. danmills8 macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2011
    Boise, ID
    looks like Verizon needs to tell their salespeople to start pushing the iPhone more instead of all that Android crap. :apple:
  5. Shrink macrumors demi-god


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA

    Perhaps we should hold a benefit dance for Apple. Or all just send in some donations to keep them afloat. :rolleyes:
  6. *LTD* macrumors G4


    Feb 5, 2009
    Still great news. Here's to overseas growth, then!
  7. rbrian macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2011
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Apple have seen where most of the growth is, and it's only going to grow more as they open iTunes stores in more countries. The world is much bigger than America!
  8. peteitude macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2011
  9. kdarling macrumors demi-god


    Jun 9, 2007
    Cabin by a lake with leaves softly falling
    If Apple had introduced the Verizon model before the end of 2009, its sales could've been almost 1/3 of the world total.

    However, Apple's extra long exclusive with AT&T allowed the Droids free reign at Verizon for over a year, and let Android (and HTC) get a solid foothold in America.

    So... where are the latest Sprint iPhone rumors? Anything? :)
  10. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

    Adidas Addict

    Sep 9, 2008
    Hold on, so you're saying there's a market outside the USA? :eek:
  11. nylonsteel macrumors 6502a


    Nov 5, 2010
    1) re: the spurt of growth overseas
    its called - "the fake apple store effect"
    2) love the name "horace dediu"
  12. nylonsteel macrumors 6502a


    Nov 5, 2010
    yes aapl has been floating very well on thier 75 BILLION in cash
  13. mrelwood macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2010
    Does the Visual Voicemail work anywhere else than in the US?
  14. nateo200 macrumors 68030


    Feb 4, 2009
    Northern District NY
    Please don't act like an idiot. :eek: I KNOW your better than that. ;):apple:
  15. Rocketman macrumors 603


    CDMA is a "dimming flicker in time and space". :D
  16. Darwing macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2009
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Wait let me get this straight, the USA isn't the entire world? U mean that there are other countries out there with more people that actually would have a bigger impact on an American company then the actual united states??!!!

    This is blowing my mind, I figured the only thing that mattered was what happened with AT&T and Verizon...
  17. Mitchelino macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    Yes, Canada. Probably others as well.
  18. mdriftmeyer macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2004
    Pacific Northwest
    One less Verizon customer with the iPhone 5 launch

    I'll subtract one from Verizon when the iPhone 5 arrives. And I'm not interested in US Sprint. I'll move over to AT&T.
  19. the8thark, Jul 27, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 28, 2011

    the8thark macrumors 68040


    Apr 18, 2011
    Verizon iPhone sales are only a small part of total worldwide sales. But how much importance does Apple place on these sales? The US is one of the only countries that did not until recently have multi carrier support. And I think Apple wanted to rectify this situation.

    So I think the Verizon sales were important to bring the US inline with the rest of the world to be multi carrier. Cause carriers fighting over your iPhone plan dollars is cheaper plans in the end. And that makes the iPhone more attractive to buy.
  20. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    It works on O2 but not on any of the other networks in the UK.
  21. Espionage32 macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2009
    The Amount of people with iphone 4's in Tokyo was amazing this last time I was there. So this definitely makes sense.
  22. London Lad macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2010
    This news is hardly surprising when you consider that 95% of people DON'T live in the USA and that the West is in recession!
  23. wovel macrumors 68000

    Mar 15, 2010
    The iPhone still appears to be the best selling phone in the world, why interrupt that? Beside, having iPhone 5 release with all the new feature of IOS5 will create a much bigger impact.
  24. EvilEvil macrumors 6502

    Jan 8, 2007
    New York City
    Won't matter with LTE.
  25. peteitude macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2011
    I see a lot more androids these days than I used to. I think times are changing, although I don't think Apple will be hurting any time soon.

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