“A new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), a Chicago-based market research firm, says that 13 percent of all iPhones sold in the U.S. in the quarter that ended last month were iPhone 6 Pluses,” Timothy Stenovec reports for The Huffington Post.
“The percentage of iPhone 6 Pluses sold is especially high given that the phone, along with its smaller sibling, the iPhone 6, was on sale for fewer than two weeks of the quarter, which ran from late June through late September. The phones went on sale in the U.S. on Sept. 19,” Stenovec reports. “‘The phone bending, I think, was a non-issue,’ Mike Levin, a partner at CIRP, told The Huffington Post in an interview. ‘Bending iPhones was a nuisance and a distraction that detracted from what was otherwise a very successful product introduction. And the data shows it.'”
“Levin added that the numbers for the 6 Plus are even more impressive given that Apple faced supply constraints. The phone was backordered hours after it became available for preorder, and it was sold out in some Apple stores the weekend of the launch,” Stenovec reports. “The iPhone 6, which has a 4.7-inch screen, fared even better than the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, comprising 33 percent of all iPhones sold in the most recent quarter.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Bending was particularly weak FUD from desperate, frightened rivals.
Also, there is no way to determine which is more popular, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, until adequate supplies of both models are available worldwide.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward W.” for the heads up.]