The iPhone isn’t sexy anymore. It looks small and feels chubby.
Apple revealed last week that its iPhone sales have slowed down. The problem in the competition has a new solution that works: slimmer phones with larger screens.
If you crave for the smartphone envy, then iPhone users should look into what Samsung Electronics Co., the world number one maker of smartphone has come up with. The company’s new flagship, Samsung Galaxy SIII, is super sleek and wafer-thin. It works on the fastest available networks, acts as a ‘Smart Wallet’ and has 4.8 inch screen-things the iPhone doesn’t have.
Apple became the world most valuable company by selling the iPhone, which almost makes up half of its revenue. The iPhone can grow even more, only one in about six smartphone sold around the world is an iPhone.
When Apple disclosed its quarterly financial reports last week, an interesting phenomenon was found. Just six after the latest iPhone was released, buyers started to hold up on iPhone purchases, in anticipation of rumors that a new iPhone 5 will be revealed.
Apple officials also acknowledged the speculation that has caused iPhone sales to slow down. This has made customers to wait for the new iPhone, which as rumors say due this autumn.
However, in the April –June quarter Apple has sold over 26 million iPhones, an increase of 28 percent from the last quarter.
While Samsung managed to sell over 50 million smartphones in the same quarter. Its smartphone sales number almost tripled starting from 18.4 million a year ago, analysts believe. Most of Samsung smartphone don’t compete directly with the iPhone, but its flagships like the Samsung Galaxy SIII have emerged as its main rivals.