Apple's decision not to disclose the numbers for the launch weekend of iPhone 7 it disappointed investors, analysts and, of course, us all. However, at least some metrics we have to get an idea of the success (or failure) of Ma's new smartphone, and it comes courtesy of two of the largest carriers in the United States.
If the iPhone 7's pre-sale performance T-Mobile and the Sprint In some way representative of how the device is being received by the market in general, Cupertino can breathe easy: both companies reported impressive numbers of reserves for the new models.
T-Mobile stated that the pre-sale numbers for the iPhone 7 per l were absolutely devastating, even exceeding the performance of the iPhone 6 four times (that's right, 4x) two years ago. In addition, the company's CEO, John Legere, said that last Friday (9/9), the record for the operator of the largest number of smartphones (of a single model) sold on the same day was broken.
For its part, Sprint also reported extremely positive numbers for Apple's new smartphone. According to them, the pre-sale surpassed by 375% that of the iPhone 6s last year, that is, also close to four times.
The market, of course, has already responded to the good news by bursting the sparkling figurative, as can be seen in the performance of Apple (AAPL) on the stock market: at the moment, the company's shares are up appetizing 4.01%, reaching $ 112.28.
It remains to be seen if all this initial buzz is reflected in the "common" sales of the device and we also have yet to hear from the two largest American operators, AT&T and Verizon. Anyway, it is an initial sign of positive over the new apple of Ma's eyes.