The Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 5 is yet to be launched in the market, but the hype generated has already escalated to epidemic proportions. Analysts have already expressed their views and stated that the 6th generation smartphone is going to take the tech world by storm.
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According to Horace Dediu from Asymco, the sales figure of the Apple iPhone 5 will shoot up to 200 million in just a year! Since Apple products have more or less dominated the market, as is evident due to their astounding success and high sales figures, Dediu has predicted that the upcoming iPhone will take over 85% of the market.
These figures are not mere speculations or guesses on Dediu’s part. He has analyzed the quote of Phil Schiller, the marketing chief of Apple, during the Apple vs. Samsung trial. Schiller has stated that, “each new generation sold approximately equal to all previous generations combined.”
Schiller has not exaggerated one bit. The iPhone 3G sales figure quadrupled as compared to the original iPhone and when iPhone 3GS was introduced, it outsold the previous two at a margin of 1.6. As expected iPhone 4 reached greater heights than its predecessors and even the iPhone 4s has already reached halfway in surpassing the figures of the previous iPhones.
Analysts have predicted that September 12 is the date chosen for the iPhone 5 to be formally introduced and it will officially hit the stores on September 21. Although people are eagerly awaiting its launch, the features and functionalities of iPhone 5 are still unknown. Rumors are rife about the iPhone 5, some of which indicate that the model will be slightly longer, slim and will use 4G LTE technology. These speculations and predictions have not been confirmed by Apple, but the smartphone will clearly not disappoint for sure.
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The top spot in the smartphone market is currently occupied by Samsung’s Galaxy S III, adding more fuel to the fire, because Apple and Samsung are presently embroiled in a patent suit in a
California court. The
numero uno being the coveted position as always, Apple will constantly have to
be a step ahead.