iPhone hits speed bumps abroad

Zach Epstein

iPhone International Sales Growth
iPhone International Sales Growth

The iPhone’s meteoric rise in the United States isn’t so easy for Apple (AAPL) to duplicate abroad, according to a new report. In a recent note to clients picked up on Monday by AllThingsD, Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt noted that international iPhone sell-through growth has declined rapidly. Apple’s iPhone sell-through growth rate in non-U.S. markets peaked at more than 110% in the first quarter last year but by the fourth quarter, when Apple sold an estimated 29.2 million iPhones outside of the U.S., growth fell to 35% according to the analyst’s data. “This would be a strong result except for the fact that the comp was easy internationally for Apple as the iPhone 5 launches occurred far earlier this year in most countries than last year’s 4S launch,” McCourt wrote. “March will be a tougher comp internationally.” A graph outlining the analyst’s data follows below.

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