Apple suspected of falsifying the record sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus




Following a statement by Apple CEO Tim Cook that the “apple” of the company was able to beat his own record by selling over the first three days, 10 million new iPhone, analysts have begun to express their skepticism about the authenticity of such statements.


Head of Automotive Parts Michael Blair, in particular, argues that Apple could rig the statistics of sales of smartphones iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. According to Siliconrus , he came to this conclusion by studying the statistics of pre-order smartphones in recent years and data on the speed of adaptation iOS platform 8.

According to most Apple, for the first weekend of the company sold over 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. According to Blair, the company manages to exaggerate its own sales statistics because the logistical scheme of distribution of products covers the entire planet.

In Apple as “sales” accounted for the total cost of the supply of dollars. Under the amount of delivered products are not meant sales to users, and supply resellers. Number of units sold Apple kept secret until the next quarterly report. In other words, information on 10 million “sold» iPhone does not mean that all of them have come to the end users. Perhaps some of them are still gathering dust on the shelves, says Blair.

According to the chart Forbes journalist Chuck Jones, in those same 10 million includes both pre-orders and delivery to mobile operators and retailers. Pay attention to the data for 2013. Then the information about pre-order was not disclosed, but on the first weekend, Apple sold a total of 9,000,000 new devices. It is still unknown, received last year pre-orders from end users or retailers.


Blair notes that despite the fact that Chuck Jones examines in detail the data Apple, even he can not truthfully say, in fact, the company affairs with sales. For example, in 2014 the corporation has not yet published a report on the financial changes on Form 8-K.

Perhaps a little more information can provide statistics on the transition iOS 8. Compared with the migration to iOS 7 in 2013, the new mobile operating system has its place in the smartphone and tablet users are much slower.


Online advertising platform Chitika also questioned the fact that it was sold 10 million new iPhone. According to the service, iPhone 5s 5s and in 2013 bought a better model than 6 and 6 Plus 2014.


According to, a number of top managers of Apple, including CEO Tim Cook, had a domestic sales of the company’s shares for a total of $ 300 million. Blair argues that they can not be accused of wanting to earn the right to use the reduced prices at auction shares , but on the eve of the financial report such actions are suspect.

Problems with bent iPhone, according to Blair, affect the image of the company and not on sale, because most people treat their gadgets carefully and not sit on them.

Similarly, reports of a variety of errors in iOS 8 – Apple always promptly release system upgrade, which fixes its own shortcomings. The company’s competitors such constancy can not boast.

Official information from Apple will be available after the publication of the quarterly report on October 20 .

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