iPhone 5 responsible for fall in mobile sales in Q2?
The iPhone 5 is being singled out as the main culprit behind the fall of mobile phone sales. Experts claim customers are boycotting current handsets, opting instead to wait for Apple's rumoured blower
Demand for mobile phones stalled in the second quarter of 2012, according to figures.
Experts claim consumers are holding off new handset purchases and are instead waiting for the arrival of the rumoured iPhone 5, which is expected to be released in September.
A Carphone Warehouse representative told T3: “There has been a rise in people getting SIM-only contracts, up by 26.5 per cent from last year. It’s clear customers are holding out for new launches”
The company later said in a statement: “As the only retailer in the UK to offer smartphones across all the networks, we’re expecting a flurry of long term contracts to be taken out in the coming months once the new handsets are made available.
Words: Bertan Budak