Topic: smartphone subsidies
Customers aren’t upgrading their phones every two years anymore, and they’re now paying much more for their top-tier smartphones.
Initial sales of the new Samsung Galaxy S9 are either at or below comparable sales of the GS8 last year.
Americans are no longer getting a new phone every two years.
The retailer began opening up the stores over the past decade, before the launch of the first iPhone, to bolster its growing smartphone business.
Cowen found that the number of U.S. iPhone owners planning to buy a new iPhone “was near the lowest levels since conducting our survey.”
T-Mobile said that, starting tomorrow, it will offer a $300 discount on the Apple iPhone X to customers who trade in a qualifying iPhone.
Lenovo’s Motorola managed to almost double its share in the U.S. smartphone market in the third quarter.
Sales of the iPhone 8 are sluggish, according to a new report from Wave7 Research, as customers appear to be awaiting the release of the high-profile iPhone X.
Analysts said that the nation’s wireless carriers are offering far less aggressive promotions for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.
Sprint is betting its “Forever” smartphone upgrade programs can shorten upgrade cycles even as most mobile users are holding on to smartphones longer.