iPhone Sales The Lowest Since 2007
Posted: May 27, 2013 by Maja Johnson
According to Apple Inc. the iPhone sales for 2013 have been reported as the lowest since 2007 when the iPhone was first introduced to the market. Could iPhone be losing the race against Android smartphones?
In the first quarter of 2013, 308.7 million smartphones, tablets and notebooks were shipped all over the world. Apple is still dominating the tablet market with their iPad, a 46 % of the total market share. It reached a 109% growth since last year as 41.9 million units were sold in the first quarter.
However, the smartphone market is not looking as promising for Apple. Out of 216 million smartphones shipped in the first quarter of 2013, only 37 million were iPhones. This makes a disappointing 19% of the total market share. On the other end, Android is dominating at the top of the market with nearly 60% of the smartphone shipments.
Apple Inc. is fully aware of the situation. The user interface for the iPhone is getting older. Besides the design change, no other significant change has been made on their smartphones. This is a sign that users need something new and fresh. Apple is going to introduce the new iPhone later this year. Whether it is going to increase the display or produce a new innovative technology is still a top secret issue as everyone is expecting the iPhone 5s to hit the markets as soon as possible.