“Two independent firms have data that indicate Apple’s iPhone 6s is experiencing a slower uptake than last year’s iPhone 6 models,” Chuck Jones writes for Forbes. “This isn’t too surprising since this is the second year with the same form factor iPhone. However since Apple has a larger install base this will help mitigate a slower uptake.”
“One mitigating factor is that Apple’s iPhone install base is larger than a year ago. While its not quite an apples to apples comparison since not all iPhones are still in use a year ago Apple had sold 551 million iPhones by June 2014. As of June 2015 that number had grown to almost 774 million or 40% higher,” Jones writes. “The iPhone 6s is 2.6% of iPhones in usage vs. at the same time post launch last year when the iPhone 6 was at 3.9%. The iPhone 6s Plus is not trailing the iPhone 6 Plus uptake as much from a year ago. This year’s 6s Plus is at 0.8% vs. last year’s 1.0% for the 6 Plus. In total the two 6s’ models are at 3.4% vs. 4.9% for the iPhone 6.”
Read more, and see the graphs, in the full article – recommended – here.
MacDailyNews Take: Makes sense.