iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S Availability [Chart]

iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S Availability [Chart]

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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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iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S Availability [Chart]
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!!
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