An iPhone 5 release date rumors and news update reports the market stall is due to Apple iOS 6 smartphone delay. Many consumers have chosen to wait it out for the new iPhone, instead of purchasing one of the already available smartphones.
A recent article states consumer hesitation has led cellular sales worldwide to fall for the first time since 2009. This decline in sales was revealed on Wednesday by Gartner, whom claims 419.1 million mobile handsets were sold in the 2012 first quarter. That number is a 2 percent downturn when compared to sales from the same timeframe in 2011.
Though the iPhone 5 release date has yet to be confirmed by Apple, fans have waited on the gadget for nearly two years. Of course Apple debuted the iPhone 4S last year, but it didn't appease Apple enthusiasts enough to move past a "5" model.
Gartner analyst Anshul Gupta said in a statement, "We were not expecting a slowdown in Asia. China is usually a particularly big market in the first quarter, with the Chinese New Year normally leading to a sales boom, but this year consumers have held off upgrading, waiting for other high-end devices, like the new Apple iPhone."
Do you think the decrease in sales really has anything to do with the iPhone 5 release date?