iPhone 4S dominates iPhone sales in 4Q 2011

When Apple released its monster financial figures for the fourth quarter of 2011 earlier this week, it revealed that it had sold over 37 million iPhone smartphones in that time period. However, Apple didn't reveal how many of those sales were for the newly launched iPhone 4S. Now AllthingsD.com reports that according to a new survey by the by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, the iPhone 4S was by far the most popular version of the device.

The survey results show that 89 percent of people who bought an iPhone in the fourth quarter of 2011 bought the iPhone 4S version, compared to seven percent who purchased the iPhone 4 and four percent who bought the iPhone 3GS. Apple lowered the prices of the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3GS when the iPhone 4S came out, yet people decided they wanted the new and much more expensive iPhone 4S.

Of the people that bought the iPhone 4S, 45 percent bought the $199.99 16 GB version, while 32 percent acquired the $299.99 32 GB version. 16 percent decided to get the most expensive 64 GB version, priced at $399.99. It shows that there is a large audience for even the most pricey iPhone devices.

19 percent of all iPhone 4 users decided to upgrade to the iPhone 4S, according to the survey, and a whopping 42 percent of smartphone owners broke their existing wireless carrier contracts in order to get the new iPhone 4S.

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Im one of the people who ended their contract early to get one... pretty good Carphone Warehouse in the UK took my old cracked screen bold for £100, it covered the cost of ending the contract

Mighty pleased with the 4S, battery is abit lacking, but i do get through a day on one charge with heavy use.

19 percent of all iPhone 4 users decided to upgrade to the iPhone 4S, according to the survey, and a whopping 42 percent of smartphone owners broke their existing wireless carrier contracts in order to get the new iPhone 4S.

... and people wonder why the economy is in a mess.

lt8480 said,

... and people wonder why the economy is in a mess.

Im not to sure what you mean? how does paying the remainder of your contract off early only to go into another contract cause the economy damage?

Providing the people could afford to do that and didn't take out a loan or credit etc

Astra.Xtreme said,

That's some of the most backwards logic I've ever heard...

@ lt8480 - I'm sure the sales tax and keeping AT&T reps' jobs alive from the success spells doomsday for the economy....

AT&T announced calendar fourth-quarter earnings and record iPhone sales -- 7.6 million
The carrier sold 9.4 million smartphones, and 80.5 percent of them were iPhones.

'iPhone 4S dominates iPhone sales in 4Q 2011'

Yeah, odd that, I've heard that windows 7 dominames windows sales in 2011 too, who'd have thought...

n_K said,
'iPhone 4S dominates iPhone sales in 4Q 2011'

Yeah, odd that, I've heard that windows 7 dominames windows sales in 2011 too, who'd have thought...


XP for the win dude!!

n_K said,
'iPhone 4S dominates iPhone sales in 4Q 2011'

Yeah, odd that, I've heard that windows 7 dominames windows sales in 2011 too, who'd have thought...

It's new like Mac OSX dominated Q4 sales, as every one knows the Android in the number 1 seller.

Considering like any iProduct 90% of buyers are apple fanatics who just bin the previous model because they need "the latest" yeah it's no surprise at all.

trip21 said,
Considering like any iProduct 90% of buyers are apple fanatics who just bin the previous model because they need "the latest" yeah it's no surprise at all.

The article says only 19% owned an iPhone 4. 19% is less than 90%.

No surprise there, it's the best in it's category imo. Although, I was browsing the AT&T store the other day and picked up that phone that has 3D and was blow away. I'd buy one of those for sure if iPhone didn't exist.

patseguin said,
No surprise there, it's the best in it's category imo.

My opinion is the complete oposite of yours.

patseguin said,
No surprise there, it's the best in it's category imo. Although, I was browsing the AT&T store the other day and picked up that phone that has 3D and was blow away. I'd buy one of those for sure if iPhone didn't exist.

If by category you mean the iPhone category, yes it's the best. If you mean best smartphone, it isn't.

fsX said,

If by category you mean the iPhone category, yes it's the best. If you mean best smartphone, it isn't.

Of course that's your opinion, just like mine which says it is the best smartphone.