Apple iPhone 5S sales made a 'puzzling' jump this quarter

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  1. jhtrico1850 macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2007

    Yay team small phones :)
  2. mojolicious macrumors 68000


    Mar 18, 2014
    Sarf London
    Apple iPhone 5S sales made a 'puzzling' jump this quarter

    And this is why there'll be a 4" iPhone 7, if perhaps not a 6s.

  3. albertfallickwa macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2014
    That is because not everyone wants a huge phone like the iPhone 6.
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    That's pretty crazy. I do love my 5S because it's only 4". I had a 4.5" Android, but I'd always drop it.
  5. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    The iPhone 6 is not that much larger from a 5S. IDK, I'm glad I still have my 5S, if not for it having 16GB storage. :(
  6. I7guy macrumors G5

    Nov 30, 2013
    Looking at Central Park@550 feet
    The i6+ is too big for me. The i6 is the same size as my 5S with a mophie case. I could probably live with an i6. Sometimes I use the 5S outside of the mophie case and I enjoy how small (and fast) it is. The 4/4S is another nice form factor.

    Choices, choices.
  7. FeliApple macrumors 6502


    Apr 8, 2015
  8. meistervu macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2008
    That makes sense to me. When it comes to things like phone, many sensible people buy the ones that work for them, not because of some perceived trend.

    However if you read the the posts in this forum, it seems like a very small number of people wanted a phone smaller than the iPhone 6. In an poll thread a few weeks ago, the tally indicated that 45% wanted a 6+. That is a ridiculous number compared to the actual market share because Apple definitely did not sell 45% iPhone 6+ of all the iPhone they sold this year.
  9. technosix macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2015
    West Coast USA
    It's a better phone. I had zero problems with mine.

    Conversely I'm on my third new iP6 Plus just trying to get a functional unit.
  10. got556 macrumors 6502


    Jul 7, 2013
    Were any of the carriers offering incentives such as $99 or Free iPhone 5S's? That could be part of it. And the other part, as people touched on already, the majority of people I know, don't want huge phones. These are people that work in the manual labor fields (i.e. my parents who are farmers) and have to deal with putting that phone somewhere on their body while they do actual labor. I work in corrections so I can't have my phone inside the joint, but when transporting/doing bus runs/airlifts/etc I wear 5.11's as part of my uniform and my side pockets are good enough for my 6+. W/ that said, I do miss my 5 often times, as I am always worried about where to put the 6+.
  11. nox5 macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2013
  12. rcckks96 macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2013
    I was one of those (well, my wife was). She needed an upgrade from her 16gb 5, and didn't want a phone as big as the 6 (which I have). So she went with the 32gb 5s. It's a nice phone. Now that I have a tablet, I'm almost ready to go back to a smaller phone.
  13. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    You're right, but for me, it's just enough larger that I lose one handed operation. So it's a small statistical difference that makes a big real world difference (for me).
  14. chambone macrumors 6502a


    Dec 24, 2011
    I missed iPhones after I sold the 4S, so instead of a 6 I decided to get a 5s. Because it's fast, it's easy to pocket, it's easy to use with one hand, and normal people get the same two days of usage out of it they would get out of the 6/6+. Benefits of a bigger screen are slight, so for me, this is the best phone on the market right now. Nothing puzzling about it.
  15. Allin44 macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2014
    I don't know anyone who gets 2 days of usage out of a 5s.
  16. nox5 macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2013
    it's very easy when using for phone calls and checking email
  17. ryankul macrumors regular

    May 6, 2014
    Had a 6. Had screen issues (dark spots) on my first two. Returned it and got an Android phone (Droid Turbo). Missed IOS and all my apps and media purchases. Got a 5S last week and have been super happy. Fits good in the hand, more then fast enough for me, fits easier in jeans/jacket etc.

    I would be one of the people buying a iPhone 7/6S in a 4" or if they can shrink the top and bottom bezels so It's a smaller form factor.
  18. BigRed1 macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2011
    Just bought a 5s, ordered from T-Mobile for my wife. The 64 GB model was the same price as the 16. Upgrading from an iPhone 4. The 6 looked nice, but the expense for a 16 GB phone was just too high.

    I hope she likes it.
  19. adamhenry macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2015
    On the Beach
    I get two days of usage on a regular basis. Having to charge daily would be highly abnormal for me.
  20. sunking101 macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2013
    I charge my 6+ every day, once or twice even twice per day. You would get a week out of it.:D
  21. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2013
    Kansas, USA
    My mom got a 5s for her first smartphone last month. Should work well for her in her late 50s.
  22. pacalis macrumors 6502a

    Oct 5, 2011
  23. CYKBC macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2014
  24. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    Puzzling? Not at all.

    A really nice phone got cheap and lots of people jumped all over it. It's the most accessible iPhone that has TouchID as well.
  25. Mliii macrumors 65816


    Jan 28, 2006
    Southern California
    I'm with you! I LOVE the smaller form factor of the 5s, but would love a larger screen at the same time....

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