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  • Research Finds Older Generation iDevices Still Outsell New Android Products


    Although we have no confirmation of gloating going on inside the Cupertino, California corporate offices of Apple, it wouldn't be difficult to imagine that happening today on the heels of a new report that speaks to the core strengths of the iDevice line.

    Based on the research and subsequent findings of Canaccord Genuity technology analyst Michael Walkley, older-generations of Apple's most popular products - specifically, iPhones and iPads - continue to consistently outsell brand spankin' new Android devices.

    "Interestingly, our April checks indicated continued strong demand for the iPhone 3GS at AT&T and iPad 1 at Verizon, as these older generation products with reduced prices often outsold new Android products," Walkley dishes. "We believe this highlights Apple's significant competitive advantage, and these older products help Apple offer a tiered pricing strategy at key channels."

    Helping Apple's older products in topping newer competing products is the company's practice of significantly reducing the price of previous generation models when refreshed counterparts are introduced.

    Despite the penchant of many Apple fans to buy whatever Apple begins selling as soon as they begin selling it, there remains a large market (for a wide variety of reasons) of consumers adamant in their desire to perpetually remain one-generation behind on virtually all Apple products. But, Walkley adds, "longer term, we believe Apple's ramping iOS ecosystem will lead to a stronger replacement sales cycle, and this should help drive strong longer term earnings growth."

    Source: Canaccord Genuity
    Image: VentureBeat
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Research Finds Older Generation iDevices Still Outsell New Android Products started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 30 Comments
    1. Robsbrutal's Avatar
      Robsbrutal -
      If I can drop my phone and my battery falls out it's garbage lol
    1. <(O)> Device's Avatar
      <(O)> Device -
      Quote Originally Posted by iliveudie View Post
      Sheep
      Cow, chicken, pig, horse. And that's the farm now take your android phone and fudge ya
    1. DJ NiveK's Avatar
      DJ NiveK -
      Hahahahahahahahahaha
    1. Notangel74's Avatar
      Notangel74 -
      What a lie do you guys get paid from apple or what who wants to get a old device instead you want to get a newer device all the time sorry but this is a lie
    1. SoCal Railroader's Avatar
      SoCal Railroader -
      As if I should have expected anything different from an Apple site, yeesh, sometimes you guys act like total fanboys, no offense

      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      If you want to customize the look of your phone, 3GS is the way to go.
      The outsides maybe, but the actual device? No contest, Android wins there.

      Quote Originally Posted by norfskate View Post
      Haha! +1

      You can get a 3GS for free on O2's 20pm!!! No sir, I would not like the 20 android, I would like some content please :-)
      Do you even have an Android device? Have you ever had one? I bet not.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Lies, damn lies and statistics...

      What's wrong with Symbian?
    1. norfskate's Avatar
      norfskate -
      Quote Originally Posted by SoCal Railroader View Post
      you even have an Android device? Have you ever had one? I bet not.
      Oh man,

      I work in a mobile phone retailer, I deal with these devices in great detail on a daily basis, I've had three good android devices.

      But they just come nowhere near to the quality and fun of the iPhone/app store/jailbreaking.
    1. MYPHONEI's Avatar
      MYPHONEI -
      Quote Originally Posted by Michael Essany View Post


      Although we have no confirmation of gloating going on inside the Cupertino, California corporate offices of Apple, it wouldn't be difficult to imagine that happening today on the heels of a new report that speaks to the core strengths of the iDevice line.

      Based on the research and subsequent findings of Canaccord Genuity technology analyst Michael Walkley, older-generations of Apple's most popular products - specifically, iPhones and iPads - continue to consistently outsell brand spankin' new Android devices.

      "Interestingly, our April checks indicated continued strong demand for the iPhone 3GS at AT&T and iPad 1 at Verizon, as these older generation products with reduced prices often outsold new Android products," Walkley dishes. "We believe this highlights Apple's significant competitive advantage, and these older products help Apple offer a tiered pricing strategy at key channels."

      Helping Apple's older products in topping newer competing products is the company's practice of significantly reducing the price of previous generation models when refreshed counterparts are introduced.

      Despite the penchant of many Apple fans to buy whatever Apple begins selling as soon as they begin selling it, there remains a large market (for a wide variety of reasons) of consumers adamant in their desire to perpetually remain one-generation behind on virtually all Apple products. But, Walkley adds, "longer term, we believe Apple's ramping iOS ecosystem will lead to a stronger replacement sales cycle, and this should help drive strong longer term earnings growth."

      Source: Canaccord Genuity
      Image: VentureBeat
      Useless link try this one (Where the story comes from in the first place) AppleInsider | Previous-gen Apple iPad, iPhone 3GS often outsell new Android devices Apple insider

      Checks with U.S. retail sales channels conducted by Canaccord Genuity technology analyst Michael Walkley found that the iPhone 4 is "by far" the top selling device at both carriers AT&T and Verizon. But Apple's older devices have also found great success.

      "Interestingly, our April checks indicated continued strong demand for the iPhone 3GS at AT&T and iPad 1 at Verizon, as these older generation products with reduced prices often outsold new Android products," Walkley wrote in a note to investors on Monday. "We believe this highlights Apple's significant competitive advantage, and these older products help Apple offer a tiered pricing strategy at key channels."
      OK At&t and Verizon stores, there are other Carriers that sell phones, so Android may still have strong sales.


      Checks with stores found that new Android smartphones were largely gaining share from Windows 7 smartphones, but not the iPhone. Walkley also expects the iPhone to remain the top selling handset at Verizon throughout 2011 as upgrades continue, partially because the carrier is not allowing subsidies to customers that are still under a two-year contract.
      I think people are too quick to raise the Pom Poms and shout that their favorite Phone is "#1" yeah yeah, what is it with Americans? We are so adversarial?

      Android platform is still used by more then IOS the report went on to say...........................
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      Quote Originally Posted by iliveudie View Post
      Sheep
      Come up with another metaphor. It's very sheep-like to use an insult which is so commonly used and rarely actually thought about.
    1. indyzzzz's Avatar
      indyzzzz -
      Wow, just wow. Its amazing how worked up folks get over iOS vs Android.