As reported by All Things D, the iPhone 5s is selling at a 2 to 1 ratio compared to the iPhone 5c. Some think this could spell trouble for Apple. But remember, when rumors of a lower cost iPhone was in the works at Apple, people were wary about this because it could put an end to high profit margins. Now the iPhone 5c is out and is not a low cost phone, people are wary because they think Apple is not addressing the lower end market. But the higher end iPhones are selling as fast as Apple can produce them… a product with higher profit margins. The bottom line is this: Apple will again make a truck load of money.
The only problem I see here is that Apple may have produced too much 5c and not enough 5s. This would lead to a worst than expected sales of iPhone for the next following weeks. Apple will adjust to this over time.
It seems it will be called “Touch ID”… I would have prefer “iAM” as it reflects the fact that this is an authentication technology with a more friendly name that fits many of Apple’s products.
Remember last year iPhone event? This was all about iOS 6 and the iPhone 5. We remember iOS 6 not only because of Maps failure to impress and be up the Apple’s usual standards but also for the lack of innovations. Many looked and reviewed the iPhone 5 as a meh upgrade from the iPhone 4S while others said it was the best smartphone on the planet.
This year is another story and here is why.
The big change this year will come from iOS 7 coupled with an incremental update of the iPhone 5 (the iPhone 5S will be an incremental upgrade) and you get something quite different. I predict people will even think that the iPhone 5S is a more innovative version than the iPhone 5 just because of the perceived changes coming from iOS 7.
Here is a simple question: how does an iPhone 5S with a convex home button sit on a flat surface with the screen facing down?