Has iPhone sales peaked?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by doitdada, Aug 15, 2016.

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Will this year be the year iPhone sales stop growing?

  1. Yes

    19 vote(s)
    65.5%
  2. No

    9 vote(s)
    31.0%
  3. Never

    1 vote(s)
    3.4%
  1. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    Q4 is still not here - so 2016 sales may still get a big multi-million unit boost if the iPhone 7 is even a moderate hit. But the days of iPhone doubling its sales every year are over.

    Long term, Apple design is being constrained by the the bald guy's brain case. His design paradigm worked in the late 2000's and early teens. Now, they need a fresh captain to drive the design landscape and put the bald guy to pasture.
     
  2. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68000

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    It's all about design, design is the best marketing tool, it's not a better CPU or a better RAM. Since design wasn't changed since the iPhone 6 in 2014, I'm not surprised the sales drop.
     
  3. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    I think sales for each year go from Q3 to Q3. Maybe someone can verify?
     
  4. maxsix Suspended

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    It no longer matters. Only to Apple.

    Thanks to Google's Android we've got wonderful alternatives.

    My Nexus 6P is fantastic!
     
  5. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Why would it matter to anyone else other than Apple, it's investors or managers?
     
  6. Sunny1990 Suspended

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    This year's iPhone is not going to impress the people using iPhone 6 or 6s (thanks to the same two years old design)or people using small screen who recently got an upgraded iPhone SE,the audio jack removed which will be turning point for millions of people who use it every day,so nothing seems in favor of the new iPhone so pretty much the sales are going to drop
     
  7. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    No headphone jack I'm sure will bother many and I think the amount on here who said are getting the note 7 is quite amazing. I think plenty of people will be doing so then seeing if Apple are worth returning to next year. Which won't be easy as another year on the comp will continue to get better and better
     
  8. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    Apple has already advised of their iPhone sales forecast.
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    LOL! Does it matter if sales have peaked or not?

    Apple's valleys are higher in sales volume than most manufacturers peaks.

    So, whether Apple has peaked or not, right now Apple is in no danger of going out of business.
     
  10. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    I think Apple's financial year does, but this chart was done by Business Insider/ Morgan Stanley: I am assuming they are using a more calendar year based accounting.
     
  11. Armen macrumors 604

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    doesn't matter. I'm not selling my Apple stock.
     
  12. jlabute macrumors regular

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  13. doitdada thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Great infographic. I also agree with another and more recent infographic from the same site. The amount of models, features and brands are overwhelming. Most of the functionality in smartphones was introduced by 2012 and releases after 2013 have focused more on form factors and gimmicks rather than groundbreaking mobile experiences.

    image.jpeg
     
  14. Savor Suspended

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    This.

    4Q isn't included and I highly doubt they won't break 13M. Relax OP. Your overthinking this. Wait for the final 2016 numbers.
     
  15. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    That figure will be alot different after the iPhone 7 release
     
  16. Savor Suspended

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    If it was all about design, then why did the S7 edge outsell its predecessor when it practically looks the same? If it was all about design, why did iPhone 6 sell the most only for 2015/6s year to surpass 2014 in sales? If it was all about design, why is 2016 only 13M short from 2015's without its last quarter? Why did the SE sell well when it practically looks the same from the 5 series? Better CPU and faster RAM doesn't matter? Are you sure?

    It isn't all about design when the tock years are never worse than the tick. Does anyone really think that Apple won't sell 13M during its last quarter with the SE and 7 which are the third generation of the same design? The doom and gloom is overblown. 218M for 2016 without its last quarter vs 2015's 231M, and this spells doom for Apple because the 2016 iPhones lacks some new design? Okay.
     
  17. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

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    That 218 million number includes the last quarter (as an estimate of course).
    Also, the only reason 6s (barely) sold better than 6 were the expanding markets of India and China. Most people have no idea of iPhome's CPU/GPU quality or amount of RAM. They do, however, notice a new design easily.
     

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