“More than two years since Apple shifted its focus to larger-screen iPhones (4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models), 26% of U.S. iPhone owners still use handsets with 4-inch screens, according to a December survey by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners,” Patrick Seitz reports for Investor’s Business Daily.
“The Chicago-based research firm said 110 million iPhones were in use in the fourth quarter in the U.S., up from 100 million in Q3 and 78 million in the year-earlier period,” Seitz reports. “Of the 110 million iPhones in use last quarter, 74% were iPhone 6 or 6S model handsets, CIRP said. They included 62 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units and 19 million iPhone 6S and 6S Plus units. The remainder (29 million) were mostly 4-inch iPhone 5C and 5S models.”
“Apple continues to sell the iPhone 5S, a model that hasn’t changed since its introduction in September 2013. What isn’t known is how many of the current users simply prefer a 4-inch handset over the larger-screen models and how many have just not yet upgraded. Apple is about to find out,” Seitz reports. “Apple is expected to introduce a new 4-inch handset, dubbed the iPhone 5SE, at a product launch event next month.”
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