The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have seen huge demand since release. In fact, the demand was so big that Apple’s sales figures have actually beaten Wall Street’s projections. Even by Apple standards, that is quite something. No wonder they have recently purchased Beats headphones for a whopping $1 billion.
CNN have disclosed that this was Apple’s second best quarter in its entire history. They have literally sold 61.2 million iPhones in the last 3 months. The new and bigger 6 Plus has played a pretty big part in this, and apparently, more people are now switching to iPhones than ever before.
I’m particularly interested to see what results will be like when the Apple Watch is released. I have talked about how I’m not impressed at all with the Apple Watch and why I certainly will not be buying one. You can read about that here if you like.
I do have to admit though, that the new iPhones are pretty cool. The new design is really sleek and looks much better than the previous iPhone 5. It really has dented Samsung’s profits by a huge margin. In fact, Samsung just recorded a 39% decrease in its net profit from the same quarter last year.
I used to really like Samsung but that’s what complacency does to you. The Galaxy S3 was quite good but after that, they were adding in more and more pointless features. At least with iPhones, Apple only adds a couple of new features but they perfect them first. Samsung just puts in unfinished features that don’t even work properly. While I’m not a big fan of Apple, I have to admit that they have created this brand image, which no one can beat.
Fair play to Apple though, because everyone was criticizing them a couple of years ago and saying that they were finished. They have proved their critics wrong and have come back much more stronger.