iPhone 5 sales may double the record imposing sales its predecessor, the IPhone 4S reached. Analysts have speculated that Apple may sell up to 33 million iPhone 5 units in three months. They mentioned that the iPhone’s well established reputation, alongside with Apple’s aggressive marketing efforts, could break every record in the smart phone industry. Media experts where surprised at Apple’s decision to launch a slightly taller and sleeker IPhone this year.
Apple mentioned that the best smart phone is not the one with the biggest screen or smallest size, but the one that has the best operative system.
The new IPhone will be released on September 21 in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and London. It is expected that the IPhone will be available on more than 100 countries before 2013. Barclays Capital mentioned on a press interview that they were “pleasantly surprised” with Apple’s quick IPhone 5 launch. “At this pace, Apple is excellently positioned at showing a huge increment in sales for the holiday season”, they added.
Apple’s stock market increased 1.1 percent (677, 52 dollars) at 1441 GMT. “Apple’s previous IPhone models will keep generating income for a quite a while”, said a spokesman for William Blair Co. They also added that Apple has now put a lot of pressure on Blackberry, Research in Motion Ltd, Nokia Oyj and other companies with less sophisticated smart phones. Phones that use Google’s operative system, Android, will also suffer in sales.
William Blair, a brokerage company, increased their sales expectancies for all IPhone models up to 29% (33 million units) for the current trimester. Previous forecasts mentioned sales between 20 and 30 million units for July through September. Meanwhile, Janney Capital Markets expects that Apple will sell up to 10 million iPhone units before October; RBC Capital’s estimates are similar, as they predict 9 million units will be sold on the same time frame. They also mentioned that the iPhone 5’s sales may generate up to 4.000 and 5.000 million dollars before September.
The iPhone 5 includes a number of new features, such as a bigger screen, better display, a new iOS, and LTE network support. Some critics weren’t impressed with the IPhone’s 5 unveiling yesterday. They mentioned that Apple’s new smart phone was too advanced for many countries, citing that features such as the LTE support is only available in certain areas.