Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) had for some time refused to embrace the idea of big screen smartphones. Many iPhone users complained on forums asking the company release big screen iPhones, but the company seemed to have given the calls a wide berth. This was even confirmed when the company released iPhone 5C and 5S, with both gadgets having 4-inch screens.
The rumors started doing rounds that a wider screen iPhone was in the pipeline with most analysts contending that the wide screen iPhone is basically targeting the Asian market that has always had something for the big screens. However, when Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) finally released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, things changed for the better for the Cupertino, California-based company; not just in Asia, but in all the markets that the product has reached so far.
According to Michael Walkley, an analyst with Canaccord Genuity, it’s the big screen factor that has been responsible for the high demand iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have registered so far. He said that a new survey shows increasing demand for the iPhones even when reports are already out that there is supply constraint.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) had earlier reported that both iPhones had record pre-order sales of up to 4 million within just 24 hours of opening. The opening weekend too saw the iPhones hit more than 10 million in record sales. In China, where the iPhones began selling one month after they were launched in U.S. and several other markets, the pre-orders hit 20 million ahead of the official launch.
The smaller version, iPhone 6, has a 4.7-inch screen while iPhone 6 Plus has 5.5-inch screen. Walkley believes that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will draw more users from widescreen Android smartphones because of its two new iPhones.
This article has been written by Victor Ochieng.