iPhone SE 2022 and Pixel sales are said to be struggling due to lack of consumer interest in the US, at least according to a recent survey.
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TOKYO, JAPAN – MARCH 31: Apple Inc. iPhones including iPhone SE, center, are displayed at the company’s Omotesando store on March 31, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. Apple Inc. launched its iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro on March 31, 2016 in Japan.
iPhone SE 2022 and Pixel 6 sales struggle
Apple launched iPhone SE 3 or iPhone SE 2022 on March 8 as a budget smartphone. It still sports the same dated look as the now-discontinued iPhone 8, but flaunts a powerful A15 chip, which also powers the iPhone 13.
On the other hand, the Pixel 6 debuted as Google’s latest flagship smartphone on October 20, 2021.
It comes with two models, the Pixel 6 and the top-end Pixel 6 Pro, which were the first mobile devices to feature the new Google Tensor chipset.
Now, a recent carrier survey showed that Google’s flagship and Apple’s entry-level phone are struggling to attract buyers in the United States.
According to a PC Mag report, the Pixel 6 and newer iPhone SE are failing to sell lucratively in US carrier stores, a survey by research firm Wave7 has reported.
iPhone SE 2022 survey
The survey suggests that demand for Apple’s new iPhone SE appears to be weaker than its predecessor. In fact, around 56% of respondents think the older iteration is selling better than the new one.
On the other hand, around 8% of respondents say the opposite, saying that the demand for the iPhone SE 3 is much stronger this time around.
It’s worth noting that the survey asked store associates of various US carriers about demand for newer smartphones. The research aims to assess the sales of these devices in a very buoyant market.
On top of that, the research firm went on to note that Apple also seems less enthusiastic about the latest iPhone SE.
A Verizon sales representative even said that the majority didn’t even know that a new budget Apple device was recently released. Perhaps for its lack of marketing momentum.
Google Pixel 6 survey
Like the iPhone SE, the survey showed that the Pixel 6 also lacks demand. A vendor told Wave7 that the proliferation of early bugs and other annoying issues isn’t helping Google attract more buyers.
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NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 15: The new Google Pixel 4 smartphone and cases are displayed at a Google launch event on October 15, 2019 in New York City. The new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL phones start at $799 and will ship on October 24.
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According to a recent report by Android Authority, the search engine giant offered lucrative commissions to Pixel 6 sales reps to boost sales.
However, the latest Wave7 survey showed that high bribes are not enough to drive demand.
A seller even revealed that he only sold the Pixel 6 to those who were disappointed that the Samsung Galaxy S22 was out of stock.
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