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

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    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:

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    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)."



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    In black and white then to Apple: Stop delaying iPhone 5 because of a Verizon phone, it's bad business.
     
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    Hrm...you 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:
     
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    looks like Verizon needs to tell their salespeople to start pushing the iPhone more instead of all that Android crap. :apple:
     
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    Perhaps we should hold a benefit dance for Apple. Or all just send in some donations to keep them afloat. :rolleyes:
     
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    Still great news. Here's to overseas growth, then!
     
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    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!
     
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    Is Verizon iOS on 4.3 yet?
     
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    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? :)
     
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    Hold on, so you're saying there's a market outside the USA? :eek:
     
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    1) re: the spurt of growth overseas
    its called - "the fake apple store effect"
    2) love the name "horace dediu"
     
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    yes aapl has been floating very well on thier 75 BILLION in cash
     
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    Please don't act like an idiot. :eek: I KNOW your better than that. ;):apple:
     
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    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...
     
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    Yes, Canada. Probably others as well.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    The Amount of people with iphone 4's in Tokyo was amazing this last time I was there. So this definitely makes sense.
     
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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    Won't matter with LTE.
     
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    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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