The new iPhone was received with mixed reviews, but sales show a much more positive story.
It’s weird, a couple of years ago every launch of a new iPhone would’ve been followed by weeks of discussion, drooling from Apple fanboys and criticism from Apple haters. For the newest Apple announcement, memes and news have been replaced by silence and not much else.
That doesn’t mean that opinions haven’t been thrown by anybody with a keyboard, they’ve just been limited to the first few days after the announcement.
Even here at Updato we’re firmly entrenched in two sides: some that look at this like Apple’s running out of ideas, while others (hey, I’m one of these others!) think that a smaller phone with high-end features is a breath of fresh air. Not everyone can carry around a 6” phone in their pocket, and the new SE promises big specs in a tiny body.
As it turns out, the new iPhone SE is sold out in many stores across the US. Apple Insider reports that widespread stock shortage is the norm all over the US, with virtually all models already being sold.
What’s surprising is that the 16-gigabyte model has a higher chance of being in stock than the 64-GB model, which costs $100 more. More models are expected to be announced, and delays are currently reaching as far as the end of the month for them to be shipped.
And it’s not the US alone here, many more countries around the world are reporting the same issue – well, more of a “too much of a good thing” issue. In Hong Kong you can only get the new iPhone SE over the next 10 days, while countries like Brasil and India are expected to be great hits for the new phone.
What huge sales mean for us Android users
I couldn’t be happier that the new iPhone is selling in such high numbers, as this is awesome news for me and my Android ecosystem. To put it short, it means more diversity for us, and that spells greatness.
I’m so used to having bigger phones, with more and more useless features in them, that I never stop to think that maybe not everyone is into that. I’ve got friends who do nothing on their phone except browse Facebook, call, text and take photos – why have a 5 year old Android phone that barely works, or a low-end device that’s not a tiny bit better, just because they want a smaller one?
Hey, I’m all for everyone getting their way, especially if that means widening the ecosystem – and I’m happy for Apple users too; I was a pretty satisfied iPhone 4 owner for a year and the new models always seemed wrong to me, like they’ve been uselessly stretched.
What do you think about the new iPhone, have you tried it yet? Do you think it’s worth the hype the sales are giving it?
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