Not yet, says Toni Sacconaghi, but the end may be in sight.
FORTUNE -- Bernstein's Toni Sacconaghi produced the chart above for a report out Monday that raises what is, for Apple (AAPL), an existential question:
Are There Enough Wealthy People in the World to Sustain iPhone Unit Growth?
Note that the black bars in the chart that represent first-time buyers are shrinking.
Sacconaghi's conclusion: Barring a signed contract with China Mobile (CHL) or MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 7, 2013 11:22 AM ET
comScore's August data show iOS outselling Android even without the new iPhones.
FORTUNE -- Apple's (AAPL) iOS may be losing market share to Google's (GOOG) Android worldwide, but in the U.S. its share continues grow, as the latest comScore numbers show.
See chart, above.
FURTHER READING: Daniel Eran Dilger's Data bites dogma: Apple's iOS ate up Android, Blackberry U.S. market share losses this summer. A sample:
"The continued U.S. growth of iOS at the expense MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 5, 2013 11:02 AM ET
The year of the iPhone 5s and 5c feels like an interim period of incremental -- though impressive -- upgrades.JP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 23, 2013 10:51 AM ET
Apple's smartphone is favored by 5% more Republicans than Democrats.
FORTUNE -- I'm not sure where Meet the Press' David Gregory was going with this, but NBC is reporting the results of his survey of smartphone use in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Unsurprisingly, given Apple's (AAPL) share of the U.S. smartphone market, especially among wealthier Americans, is that the iPhone at 58% is the clear favorite on both sides of the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 22, 2013 2:20 PM ET
Fortune asked security experts to weigh in.
FORTUNE -- When Apple (AAPL) introduced the iPhone 5s earlier this month, one of the features it touted was Touch ID, a fingerprint-scanner built into the home button at the bottom of the device. Users may simply touch the home button to unlock their phone and even authenticate iTunes purchases, instead of inputting a custom 4-digit passcode used by previous iPhones.
But just how secure MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 19, 2013 2:43 PM ET
Did a 1.3GB file downloaded 6.3 million times per hour push Internet traffic to 112%?
FORTUNE -- The mobile analytics firm Mixpanel has posted a cool little widget that lets you track the rate at which Apple's (AAPL) mobile customers are switching from iOS 6 to iOS 7.
Here's what it tells us:
As of 1 p.m. Eastern Wednesday, when Apple released its new operating system, the previous version was running on 93% MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 19, 2013 8:23 AM ET
AlphaWise survey data through Sept. 15 catches early interest in iPhones 5C and 5S.
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) had only just begun taking iPhone 5C pre-orders Sunday when Morgan Stanley's AlphaWise Smartphone Tracker closed the books on Q3 2013, but the survey had already registered a bump in buyer interest in the company's line of smartphones.
According to a note to clients posted early Wednesday by Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty, the survey's data suggest MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 18, 2013 6:24 AM ET
The price differential between the U.S. and China opens the door to a lively grey market.
FORTUNE -- Four days after Apple (AAPL) began taking pre-orders for the new iPhone 5C, the device is available in all colors and configurations except for the most expensive: the T-Mobile and SIM-free models that start at $549.
Why would that be?
It's simple, really. A lot of those unlocked phones are headed for overseas grey markets.
And MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 17, 2013 12:49 PM ET
What the confused Apple CEO can do to avoid getting canned and having to slink away with nothing but his $378 million compensation package as comfort.
By Fraser P. Seitel
FORTUNE -- I'm sure Tim Cook is hugely competent, a wonderful operating executive, and a real nice guy.
But as CEO of the world's most respected high-tech franchise, he has been an unmitigated disaster.
In the two years since Cook assumed the reins of MORESep 12, 2013 10:16 AM ET
By offering an iPhone in the United States starting at $99, Apple is moving aggressively into the low end of smartphones.
FORTUNE -- Choose your luxury metaphor, but Apple (AAPL) always has been the BMW, the Tiffany, the Four Seasons of the computing and electronics industry. On Tuesday, it unveiled its Chevrolet strategy.
That's a big deal, a moment worth noting. (Should I have added J.C. Penney (JCP) and Courtyard Suites by MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Sep 10, 2013 4:01 PM ET
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