The succesful start of iPhone 6/6 Plus sales affected not only Apple profit.
The succes of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus accessories sales is not less.
According to NPD Group information manufacturers of cases managed to earn $249 million.
In 2013 after iPhone 5S and iPhone 5С were released, sales of accessories were $195 million, what is only 17% higher than in 2012 (after iPhone 5 presentation).
iPhone 6 has made 43% jump in this market segment.
Such a dynamics can be explained easily by new design of the device.
One more reason for the increase in sales are constant leaks, preceding iPhone 6 release.
The manufacturers knew the approximate sizes of the smartphone. Those who had relied on rumors went great guns as a result.
Right after official start of sales they were ready to offer great amount of cases. So if the buyer didn’t like original Apple cases, he had a great choice to choose from.
Nevertheless, many retailers weren’t in a hurry to buy Phone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cases as previously when they had bought iPhone 5 cases before the official release, many of them didn’t fit.
NPD Group also published the figures of sales in comparison with the lat year:
– cases +78%;
– protective films +120%;
– portable accumulators +5%;
– headset (ear-phones) +10%;
– Bluetooth speakers +5%.