The latest version of the Apple iPhone contributed in September to a 1.1 percent jump in U.S. retail sales. Some economists cautioned that the sales bump in September could be reversed in the following month.
Here is a look at how retail sales performed each time Apple introduced a new version of the iPhone and also in the month following each release.
|Release||Total retail sales in release Month||Total retail sales in following month|
|iPhone 3G, released July 11,2008||Sales fell -0.5 percent||Sales fell -0.4 percent|
|iPhone 3GS, released June 19, 2009||Sales rose 1.2 percent||Sales rose 0.3 percent|
|iPhone 4, released June 24, 2010||Sales fell -0.4 percent||Sales rose 0. 3 percent|
|iPhone4S, released Oct. 14, 2011||Sales rose 1.0 percent||Sales rose 0.5 percent|
|iPhone 5, released Sept. 21, 2012||Sales rose 1.1 percent||Report due on Nov. 14.|