Is Innovation Moving Units For Apple?
While iPhone sales have improved since the original release, sales may be stagnant this year from a lack of innovation.
Given the fact that we're always clamoring for something new and exciting to replace the old, it's a hard notion to accept that sometimes, improvements don't always guarantee popularity -- or sales, if this recent infographic via FinancesOnline is to be believed.
According to their findings, iPhones were on an upward sales trend from 2007 to 2013, but fell in the last year from $150 million dollars to $129 -- what happened, and why did things start to decline?
It could very well mean that, after the iPhone 5, 5S, and 5C models went out, perhaps consumers realized less is more -- or, simply, that the improvements that the new series of phones brought with them weren't enough anymore. While sales have grown every day since the initial launch of the iPhone, it looks as though Apple may be facing a precarious situation when it comes to delivering new and exciting prospects while keeping sales up.
It will be interesting to see if the introduction of updated concepts and augments will cause an upswing in sales again -- or if this is a portent of what's to come since the iPhone hasn't evolved nearly as much as what you could expect from an Android device or that side of the market.