The iPhone 5 (AAPL) accounted for 68% of iPhone sales in Oct. '12, estimates research firm CIRP....

|By:, SA News Editor

The iPhone 5 (AAPL) accounted for 68% of iPhone sales in Oct. '12, estimates research firm CIRP. That's down from the 90% claimed by the iPhone 4S in Oct. '11, and indicates a mix shift towards cheaper/lower-margin iPhones. Also: only 9% of Oct. '12 iPhone 5 sales involved very high-margin 64GB models, compared with 23% of Oct. '11 4S sales. If those numbers are accurate, they might have something to do with Apple's light FQ1 gross margin guidance (along with other things).