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Look how many U.S. buyers paid $100 more for the jumbo iPhone

Demand in the U.S. for the iPhone 6 Plus was surprisingly strong last quarter, judging from the length of the light blue bar in the attached chart, posted Monday by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. (Caveat: The partners don’t say — and probably don’t know — how many of those big boys were purchased for resale in Asia.)

By contrast, according to a second CIRP chart, iPad sales have been drifting downstream, trending toward less expensive models.

Link: iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Continued Strong in First Full Quarter

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