Short supply of Samsung phones has led the iPhone 13 series to show stronger demand on an annual basis
The short supply of Samsung Galaxy phones has helped increase demand for the iPhone 13 line and 65% of store reps surveyed by the researcher say that the demand for the iPhone 13 series is higher than the demand for the iPhone 12 series at the same stage. 28% of the reps say that demand is the same from the previous year with 14% saying that demand is weaker. These numbers are pretty much in line with September’s figures.
The iPhone made up 72% of Verizon’s smartphone sales last month while Samsung accounted for 23%
Reps say that the iPhone 13 Pro Max and larger-screened phones are doing well as they are being used for Zoom video conferences/
Motorola’s share at postpaid carriers rose slightly last month. T-Mobile has three Motorola phones free with the addition of a new line. This includes the Moto G Pure which Verizon is also offering. The latter has launched the $550 Motorola Motorola Edge 5G UW, which will support Verizon’s 5G V-band spectrum. Speaking of Motorola, strong sales of the Moto G Pure helped Motorola’s share at Metro come close to 30%. But this month, Moto’s share at Metro has slipped to approximately 25% as Moto G Pure sales took some business away from the Moto G Play.
The Wave7 report says that TCL has a big hit at Metro with its TCL 20 XE. TCL also has a winner with the TCL 4X 5G, priced at only $199.99.