Apple Saw Double Digit Growth in iPhone Upgraders and Switchers in Q3 2021

Apple experienced "strong double digit growth" in the number of iPhone users who were upgrading an older device or swapping to an ‌iPhone‌ from an Android device, Apple CEO Tim Cook said during today's earnings call covering the third fiscal quarter of 2021.

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Cook said that it was the largest upgrade quarter for Q3 ever, and that the ‌iPhone‌ 12 upgrade cycle on the whole was "very strong." Sales of the ‌iPhone‌ 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max were "particularly strong."

Going forward, Cook said that Apple feels "really good" about the future of the ‌iPhone‌ because 5G penetration remains "very low" and there's a lot of opportunity for sales growth in the 5G market. "We're in the very early innings of 5G," Cook said. "There are only a couple countries that are in the double digits."

The high number of new ‌iPhone‌ users and ‌iPhone‌ users upgrading to new models drove record sales momentum, with the ‌iPhone‌ ultimately bringing in $39.6 billion during the quarter.

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Abazigal Avatar
34 months ago
Going forward, Cook said that Apple feels "really good" about the future of the iPhone because 5G penetration remains "very low" and there's a lot of opportunity for sales growth in the 5G market. "We're in the very early innings of 5G," Cook said. "There are only a couple countries that are in the double digits."
Remember when the common consensus a few years back was that Apple was late to the 5g party?

Once again, a whole bunch of nothing but empty vessels.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
34 months ago
This is great news. iPhone is the money making machine for Apple.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LFC2020 Avatar
34 months ago

I just switched from iOS to Android ?
You’ll be back in 2 weeks, by then the bloat, fragmentation and lag would’ve kicked in, we’ll be here to welcome you back with open arms. ??
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PC_tech Avatar
34 months ago

You’ll be back in 2 weeks, by then the bloat, fragmentation and lag would’ve kicked in, we’ll be here to welcome you back with open arms. ??
Or they won’t because that’s not going to happen…
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Apple$ Avatar
34 months ago
Yup, next phone will be an iPhone.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PC_tech Avatar
34 months ago

The writing is on the wall for android. ???
Sure thing ?
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