Apple’s iPhone 6/Plus more dominant than anyone thought possible

“If there were any expectations that Apple’s iPhone sales would be slowing down anytime soon, they can be put firmly on hold,” Chris Ciaccia reports for TheStreet. “Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said that iPhone demand is ahead of expectations, indicating there’s demand for 53 million units this quarter. She cited data from Morgan Stanley’s AlphaWise Smartphone Tracker.”

“Apple released both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in September 2014. The life cycle for these phones is approaching an endpoint. Apple is widely expected to refresh its iPhone lineup later this year, as it has done previously. The strong demand late in the life of the 4.7- and 5.5-inch smartphones affirms comments from CEO Tim Cook regarding untapped opportunities for Apple,” Ciaccia reports. “‘Our current estimate is that about 20% of the active installed base has upgraded to a 6 or 6 Plus,’ Cook said on an April 27 earnings call. ‘And so as I look at that number, that suggests there’s plenty of upgrade headroom in addition to we want to keep inviting over as many switchers as we can. So between both of those and the first time buyers as well, it seems really, really good right now.'”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: A year and a half ago, nine months before iPhone 6/Plus were unveiled, when we inelegantly asked Tim to shit or get off the pot, we had an inkling that larger screen iPhones would do rather well.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward W.” for the heads up.]


  1. I was waiting for a larger iPhone screen for a long time. The 6+ is wonderful and allows me to leave my iPad at home instead of having to bring it to the job site. It’s just big enough that I can use it to look up information in my code books. All previous iPhones were too small for that.

  2. Jumped from a 4s to a gold iPhone 6s (128 gb). Was 6th in line at the Apple Store and waited all night when the 6/6s first went on sale. (Did not preorder. Had a great time with the other folks in line!)

    I love this phone! Love the size, screen, battery life, storage, iOS, the camera, etc. No bending issues that I can detect. Sure the next iPhone will probably be better in every way, but the 6 and 6s will still be great phones. The iPhone 6s no longer feels big to me but other phones tend to feel small. My wife also likes the size of her 6s as well.

    My wife and I sold our 4s’ on eBay. Very glad to hear iOS 9 is suppose to be able to run well on the older hardware.

    To those in the U.S. , have a good holiday weekend!

  3. Waited too long to get the 6+, now looking at the 7 or 6s+.
    Rumours suggest a more dramatic update this time around, instead of a more typical internals boost.
    Hope so.
    iPhone is ahead, but still needs to give the also rans a good swift kick to the sporran.

  4. Even though being a day 1 iPhone buyer in 2007, I somehow got onto the S cycle for upgrading. The “S” versions always just seem to have their act together a bit more. How long before we get tired of combating Android and Windows users, and begin an internecine war between iPhone users loyal to the original model and those on the S path?

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