Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is winning the battle of smartphones according to CNBC’s, Landon Dowdy, seen by iPhones dominating markets around the world in terms of sales. Apple continues to benefit from strong demand of its new flagship phone, which is reported to have registered impressive sales over last year’s holiday shopping season.
Kantar Worldpanel reports that people are switching from Android to iOS platform a clear indication that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) devices continue to command impressive sales. Android still occupies the top position in terms of coverage, but its position could be threatened in years to come as iOS continues to make substantial gains.
“For the first time since 2013 Android shares of the smartphone market has shrunk in the U.S… Android market share fell by 2% point year over year; over the three months ending November of last year,” said Mrs. Dowdy.
According to Kantar, 18% of people switched from Android to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s platform last year mostly driven by the unveiling of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus in September. Research by Kantar Worldpanel indicates that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s devices accounted for 47.4% of U.S total smartphone sales closing in on Android’s 48.4%. Apple is attaining gains on the smartphone space attributed to a world audience that is eager for larger screen sizes.
Android market share is believed to have started dropping as soon as Apple introduced iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, which also commanded impressive sales in the market. Kantar report is a clear indication that Apple is doing everything right in terms of device sales especially on the iPhone front.
“In China, Apple sales increased by 1.1% bringing Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s smartphone market share to 18.1% and with more and more people saying bye Android and Hallo iPhone. Some analysts say Android market share could have seen its peak in November 2014,” said Mrs. Dowdy.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) main concern at the moment has to be Japan where its market share is reported to have dropped to 54% from 69% a year earlier.
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