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Apple defies law of large numbers by booking bang-up iPhone sales

Gregg Keizer | Jan. 29, 2015
Sells nearly 75 million iPhones, 46 percent more than ever before, on the backs of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Obviously, Cook didn't think so, because he answered Huberty by rattling off everything from the small size of the upgrade so far to the potential from consumers who now own premium Android smartphones.

"I suspect that most of Apple's growth will come from those Android switchers," Thompson wrote in his subscriber-only analysis today. "It will be fascinating to see if Apple can keep up the momentum: most assumptions about technological products are that people buy cheaper devices over time, not more expensive ones, but perhaps the mistake most commonly made about the iPhone is seeing it as simply another technology device."


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