iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S Availability [Chart]

Posted January 15, 2013 at 9:08pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 18793 views

Asymco analyst Horace Dediu charts the availability of the iPhone 5 vs. the iPhone 4S in a report released today. Dediu notes that MacStories did a good just showing how country roll-outs have changed; however, suggests that looking at population addressed by licensed Apple carriers is a better measure.

I plotted the “potential buyers” as the number of subs addressed by iPhone-carrying operators in the launch countries according to the time when the launches happened. I did so for the iPhone 4S in 2011 and the iPhone 5 in 2012.

Now we can address availability as the area under each of these lines. The figure for the iPhone 4S adds up to be 100 billion “subscriber-days” and for the iPhone 5 it’s 130 billion subscriber-days during Q4 2011 and Q4 2012, respectively.

That means the iPhone 5 was 30% more available than the iPhone 4S. A pretty big improvement.

Take a look at the chart below or hit the link for more analysis...

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Steve Jobs - January 17, 2013 at 6:31pm
I can confirm apple iphone 5s will be shitt sorry to disappoint all my apple fan boys but blame Tim I'm dead after all ;)
johnny - January 16, 2013 at 10:08am
Guys its all childish stop slagging people off because they cant speak english properly at least they can try not like us lazy Brits who can hardly manage to string a few sentances together Lastly im a big apple fan and Apple are still the richest company in the world but i wish they would all stop suing the ass off each other and let us enjoy the gadget they produce
tomash72 - January 16, 2013 at 7:02am
Apple has done an outstanding job with the 5 and I expect that they will outperform the competition by far with the 5S,modifications will enhance the durability I expect. Looking forward to the added strength of the corning glass screens!! maybe a hardened case?? Difficult to imagine the improvments to the function,but I expect there will be loooking forward to the
English - January 16, 2013 at 6:56am
Does anyone know how to write proper english anymore?
tomash72 - January 16, 2013 at 7:06am
looks like typos and abreviations to me,get over it!!
XStationBR - January 16, 2013 at 7:11am
moonshine - January 16, 2013 at 7:44am
why you people think we need to be from English speaking countries in order to log in to iclarified. my english do not need to be well for me to be able to understand the news and be able to communicate.
tedfred - January 16, 2013 at 5:24am
what improvement ? "more available" means nobody wants it samsung wins period
XStationBR - January 16, 2013 at 5:35am
Samsung Wins just in their onwn world. If against Apple World. Samsung is sooooooo far away to wins. Cause i dont want anymore no one Android System in my home. I try for hard fkn years Using all devices with all systems like Cyanogen Mod, Retail versions of Android OS, but noone theirs works like is for. Because i use to Play and Acess web and not more. When we want to play on Smart Phone all the time we want free games or cracked games, but on Android when you do that all time you fail or crash or just all the time the games is for another platform. But if you solve to Buy on Google Play Store, some of times you cant play the game because is not avaiable to this Phone. Like Razr i, Atrix and other i haved, S2 have more problems like Batery Drain. And S3 Some problems like Crash or Instable system. This is some all reasons i dont like Android. In IOS with Jailbreak, if you Download an Game and their dont works, or Corrupted or is for iPad, but not for and another Phone from same Platform. Like Hundred others Android Phone or Chinese Phones. Samsung Wins yes Wins from Motorola or Oppo. But Apple is not Against anothers cuncurrets.
tomash72 - January 16, 2013 at 7:09am
what planet are you from?? 5 outperforms all competition.....
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