Published on : Nov 27, 2014
BCN, one of the tracking websites in Japan, has tracked the sales of multiple consumer devices on a weekly and monthly basis. Their results show that the iPhone has held the top positions in all its segments for the past three months.
The months of October saw Apple’s iPhone 6 in dominion by holding the top six positions for smartphone sales. Of the 14, it held 9 places after gaining the top 3 and 6 of the top 9 in September, although the iPhone had been released for sale for only 12 days.
The iPhone 6 Plus had a fairly good start in the first two weeks when it was available at the seventh and fifth positions of the top 25 positions respectively. It obtained only three of the top 25 places in week three and held no top position in the fourth week. The reason for this has been cited as the supply issues along with the fact that Apple decided to allocate more iPhone 6 Plus phones into China on 17 October because of the predicted rise in demand for the big screen iPhone.
The Apple iPhone 6 64GB version has held the top position in September as well as October. It held the top 2 and 3 positions in the weekly November rankings. This means that the iPhone 6 retail price will hold the company well.
Although there is no specific data on the upgrades against the new phones, customers can get a good idea of that by viewing the top positions of the three carriers. Softbank, the first Japanese carrier that offered the iPhone, holds a consistently dominating rank in the best iPhone positions. KDDI comes a close second, while NTT DoCoMo, the first to start supporting the Apple 5C and 5S models, is a close third.