Back in September, Apple launched its most eagerly anticipated smartphone model to date, the iPhone 5. After the phone saw instant commercial success though, a number of problems were reported by consumers regarding some of its hardware and software features, while others were disappointed with the apparent lack of innovation over the previous iPhone 4S model.
According to an article over at GSM Arena, Apple still managed to sell extremely high number of iPhone models during Q4 last year.
When the iPhone 5 was first launched, Apple set aside two million handsets for pre-order via its website, and it took a matter of hours for all of these units to be sold. Following this, an impressive five million iPhone 5 handsets were sold during its opening weekend on the market.
An analyst has revealed details of sales data of the iPhone series throughout the final three month period of 2012. It shows that in the final three months last year, a massive 52 million iPhone handsets were sold. Of these, 35 million were the latest iPhone 5 model, so it appears that problems with the phone may not have affected sales as badly as many people would have thought. Previous iPhone models also saw strong sales, with the iPhone 4S selling 9.5 million units, and 7.3 million iPhone 4 handsets during Q4. Visit us at PhonesLimited to compare the cheapest iPhone 5 contract offers and the best deals on the iPhone 4S.
This shows an impressive 91% increase in overall iPhone sales over Q3 last year. Of course, seasonal demand and the fact that the iPhone 5 was launched in September will have largely accounted for this. Of course, Apple also continues to dominate in other niches with other products such as its market leading iPad and iPod lines, adding to its healthy profits throughout 2012.
Apple is reportedly gearing up to launch an iPhone 5S in summer, so it looks like the California based manufacturer will have a profitable 2013. Once we hear of any developments about the upcoming iPhone 5S model, we will be sure to keep you informed.