Apple's growth rate on the installation base of active iPhones slightly in the US, analysis from CIRP requirements, with the number of iPhones in use estimated to have grown 2% between the beginning of January and the end of March.
iPhone is believed to no longer undergo the stellar growth of previous years by analysts, predicting issues like a mature smartphone market and a saturation of potential customers. Estimates based on Apple's financial performance, partly due to Apple not reporting unit sales of major product categories, add Apple to send about 30 percent fewer iPhone units year by year.
The reduced shipments also mean that there is a slight increase in the number of iPhone devices in use in the United States. Analysis from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners given to AppleInsider suggests that it is a US installation base of 193 million units by the end of March 2019, up 4 million from 189 million units at the end of December and 20 million units more than the same time last year.
CIRP based its estimates on the US base increase from estimated global sales of 39 million iPhones, in turn derived from an estimated average selling price of $ 803 and revenue revealed by Apple.
The 2% sequential quarterly growth and 12% year-on-year growth is lower than one year earlier, estimated at 4% and 19%, respectively.
"The American installed base of iPhones continues to plateau," said CIRP partner and co-founder Josh Lowitz. "Compared to recent quarters, and especially over the past two or three years, slower sales of units and longer ownership periods mean that growth in US iPhones is flat."
While the 12% annual growth rate is good, the Lowitz causes "investors have grown to a quarterly growth of 5% or more and an annual growth of nearly 20%," suggesting this might prompt investors to ask Even if Apple's External Sales will compensate.
Although it is a good indicator of hardware revenue, it can be argued that the installation base is more important when considering Apple's greater focus on the Services arm, the larger the installation base, the greater the potential customer base for new services such as Apple. Arcade, Apple News +, and Apple TV +.
Despite the plateau, CIRP's research from April shows that the iPhone is still good with operators. It was reported that Apple had the highest percentage of all smartphone brands with respect to US mobile assets in the first quarter of 2019 and beat Samsung 36% to 34%.