Apple iPhone 6 three times more popular than iPhone 6 Plus in the US

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New reports suggest out of Apple’s recently launched iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handset variants, the former is outpacing the latter in terms of sale numbers.

According to a recent study conducted by Consumer Intelligence Research, which covered the first 30 days of sales for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the U.S., the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 sold three times faster than the 5.5-inch 6 Plus.

The sale figures as revealed by UBS analyst Steven Milunovich showed that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 accounted for 68 per cent of all iPhone sales, while the iPhone 6 Plus made up about 23 per cent to 24 per cent of the total iPhone sales.

Milunovich added that the two new iPhone models made up over 90 percent of total iPhone sales during the first month they were available to consumers as compared to the 2013 launched iPhone 5S and 5C handsets which made up a collective 84 percent of total iPhone sales in the first month they were made available to consumers.

The sale breakdown number clearly suggests that the iPhone 6 is more popular in the US, beating the iPhone 6 Plus by a comfortable margin. It seems like the main reason behind iPhone 6’s popularity in the US could probably be US consumers’ preference for smaller sized devices in contrast to their Asian counterparts’ preference for larger phablets.

Also, the fact that iPhone 6 Plus has been facing a supply crunch in the US could be the one of the probable reason behind a greater demand for iPhone 6.