The analysts at Piper Jefferies believes that Apple will do well with the sales of their iPhone 5 in the coming months. They think that Apple have a handset that will make the Samsung Galaxy S3 look like nothing but a big “hunk of plastic”.
iPhone 5 likely to overtake Samsung Galaxy S3 in sales soon
The iPhone 5 looks great and the device feels natural and comfortable when held up to the ear. The Samsung Galaxy S3 on the other hand felt like you were holding a waffle up to the ear. The analysts also said that the iPhone 5 was easy to hold with one hand, something which is very hard to do with the Galaxy S3.
The iPhone 5 has numerous good points and these include the new A6 processor and the inclusion of LTE. There is also Siri, which has gotten faster, but it does have its downsides too. Apple maps are one of the downsides and this has been said to be nothing short of awful. Then there is the case of the iPhone 5 not having NFC. The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with NFC and it has some features which are impressive, alongside Google maps.
The analyst for Piper Jefferies also said that one of his family members had made the switch from a Blackberry device to the new iPhone 5 after being with Blackberry for more than 10 years. He said they were surprised at how easy it was to switch over and that they were now enjoying savings of $10 each month. The build of the Apple iPhone 5 is better than that of a Blackberry device and the display is also said to be brighter. The analyst said that he wouldn’t be surprised if smaller platforms like Blackberry lost customers to Apple thanks to the iPhone 5.
Jefferies said that Apple may sell 26 million handsets in Q3 of their iPhone 5 and this is up from the predicted 23 million units. This estimate is based on sales of between 8 and 10 million iPhone 5 units.
They also thought that Apple will reveal the iPad Mini soon and that it would come out in October. Due to this, forecasts for the iPad 2 have dropped from the 12 million down to 6 million. It is estimated that Apple may sell around 8 million units in Q4 following the release of the device.
The iPhone 5 is set to become the bestselling mobile device in the history of phones, even with the hiccups that it has seen. Sales reports from September, meanwhile, suggest that Samsung is still doing well with their Galaxy S3 and the handset continues to be popular with consumers.