iPhone 5 set to continue majority trend

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Apple is certainly enjoying the current trend seen at AT&T and Verizon, which show the majority of smartphone sales are going to Apple. It is expected that the iPhone 5 will continue to keep this majority trend, and this is only encouraged by the amount of people holding out for the iPhone 5 release date. We’ve heard that around 80 million people are ready to purchase the 6th generation phone at launch, and add this to the slowdown in current iPhone sales it shows that a new record is likely this year.

The second quarter of 2012 shows the majority of Verizon and AT&T smartphone sales were iPhone, and this is according to the quarterly financial results from both these companies. AT&T reported the iPhone made up 73 percent (3.7m) of its smartphones sales, and Verizon explained that 45 percent (2.7m) of its smartphone sales were Apple phones. Both of the companies reported lower Apple sales than the previous quarter, but this happens every year and with an iPhone 5 incoming it had been expected again.

T-Mobile doesn’t currently stock the iPhone, although it might get the iPhone 5, or 6, in 2013 and not at launch this year. Sprint sells the iPhone and makes up around one-sixth of mobile phone sales in the United States, although we don’t have their quarterly financial results at the time of writing.

It is pretty amazing how much of the mobile market the iPhone owns, and there is no other phone that comes anywhere near the number of sales Apple attracts. This trend is expected to continue with the iPhone 5, although there will be more competition with some amazing phones Samsung are launching. It is Samsung’s aim to beat Apple with a massive range of phones, rather than the limited options Apple provides with an iPhone, although with that said you still have to admire how Apple rules the market with one phone.

Are you picking up an iPhone 5 this year, which is expected to have a release date in October? You can also read about the possibility of a Steve Jobs limited edition phone in this article.

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  • Makki

    I may get the iphone next time my contract expires but i’m going with samsung S3 this time round as it’s got a much bigger screen and its well priced….you dont get much for your money with iphone

  • Smckee4555

    OK, heres a question. This is a site that reviews new products. What are they doing “reviewing” a product that doesn’t even exist? Except in the imaginations of Apple fanboys. Apple hasn’t announced specs, a date, or even if they’re going to release something. And its beong reviewed?

    Give me a break. Your credibility just went to zero. If you feel like pimping for a company that litigates rather than innovates, be my guest. Just remember that when people see that you’re printing the Appe press release verbatim, rather than actually checking out a new product, they have a tendency to stop listening.

    In your case, they should.

    • RickyT

      This is a review, news and rumors website that I have followed for some time. I guess you miss that point, and the fact that most tech websites, Mashable and Apple Insider to name a few, report rumors  so I am sorry to say your credibility just went to zero and shows how little you know.

  • Jasvecht

    It’s not the 6th generation iPhone. 

    iPhone
    iPhone 2
    iPhone 3
    iPhone 3GS
    iPhone 4
    iPhone 4S
    iPhone 5

    7th generation :)

    • SCH1986

      There’s no such thing as iPhone 2 or iPhone 3. It actually goes: iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S. That would in fact make iPhone 5 the sixth generation of iPhone. ;)

  • Jasvecht

    It’s not the 6th generation iPhone. 

    iPhone
    iPhone 2
    iPhone 3
    iPhone 3GS
    iPhone 4
    iPhone 4S
    iPhone 5

    7th generation :)