iPhone Captured 31% of Smartphone Sales in the U.S. Ahead of Holiday Season

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 6s were the "three most popular smartphones" in the United States in the three month period ending November 2016, when users were purchasing early holiday gifts for friends and family members. According to new data collected by Kantar Worldpanel, the three Apple iPhones captured a total 31.3 percent of smartphone sales in the U.S., while Samsung accounted for 28.9 percent of smartphone sales during the three month period.

    In the U.S., iOS grew 6.4 percent in the same three month period, rising to a 43.5 percent share of the market. Android dropped 5.1 percent, but still sits atop Apple with a 55.3 percent share of the market. As Kantar noted, the data marks the sixth consecutive decline for Android in the U.S.


    Kantar's data shows that iOS made gains across most regions around the world in the same September to November period, despite a few losses in Germany and China. Apple's mobile operating system saw the biggest year-over-year increase in Great Britain, where it jumped 9.1 percent to account for 48.3 percent of the smartphone market in the country. Both Android and iOS increased their presence across France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Great Britain, "largely due to the decline of Windows," according to Kantar.
    Despite dropping 5.4 percent in China from the year-ago quarter, Kantar pointed out that iOS market share did in fact increase slightly (by 2.8 percent) from the previous three-month period thanks to the launch of the iPhone 7, which became the best-selling device in Urban China. "Local brands continued to dominate the market," according to Kantar analyst Tamsin Timpson, and Android accounts for a massive 79.9 percent of the smartphone market in the country in comparison to Apple's 19.9 percent presence.

    Despite Apple's iOS growth in places like Australia, Japan, and even the U.S., recent reports surrounding the company's manufacturing partner Foxconn have pointed towards "lukewarm" demand for the iPhone 7 as a major cause for the assembler's first-ever profit decline. Apple reportedly shipped 207 million iPhones in 2016, down from 236 million in 2015, but many hope the company can turn around from its own revenue downturn with a profitable 2017 and a major redesign for the "iPhone 8."

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  2. Sy7ygy Suspended

    Nov 16, 2012
  3. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    Imagine the growth if it was something new instead of a rehash.
  4. 69Mustang macrumors 603


    Jan 7, 2014
    In between a rock and a hard place
    Bu... bu... but that's all smartphones. Not just premium. Where's the report on flagship phones? On profit?

    "Why do you want those reports?"

    Uh... cuz winning?:rolleyes::p:D
  5. calzon65, Jan 11, 2017
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    calzon65 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2008
  6. RedOrchestra Suspended

    Aug 13, 2012
    It's no wonder financial institutions in Germany aren't in any rush to sign up with Apple Pay ... no one's buying iPhones.
  7. 2457282 Suspended

    Dec 6, 2012
    it is amazing to me how it has become a two OS race at this point. MS has taken a better direction since the CEO change, but it sure is not showing up in phone sales.
  8. 62tele macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2010
  9. 2010mini macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013
    Uh this post actually states the opposite. What the article is saying is one manufacturer holds nearly a 1/3rd of the market. That's one manufacture out of how many???? If this same article was saying Samsung or Nokia sold that many. It would be an equally impressive feat.
  10. Carnegie macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2012
    That's for just those three models (7, 7 Plus, and 6S). Total iPhone market share in the U.S. was 43.5%.
  11. RedOrchestra Suspended

    Aug 13, 2012
    So what are these numbers again?

  12. Bigsk8r macrumors 6502


    Nov 28, 2011
    Austin, Texas
    Good news overall. It would be interesting to see analysis of why the numbers are the way they are.
  13. Glassed Silver macrumors 68020

    Glassed Silver

    Mar 10, 2007
    Kassel, Germany
    The lower the better. Keeps them in check.

    Glassed Silver:ios
  14. Kiwikat88, Jan 11, 2017
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    Kiwikat88 macrumors regular


    Aug 16, 2015
    Geez I'm far from an optimist but I can still see positive numbers when they exist. I guess I'm just missing something. :confused:
  15. macfacts macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2012
    Phil isn't doing a good job of letting people know the iPhone is unmatched. Some people don't know and bought an Android by mistake.
  16. RedOrchestra Suspended

    Aug 13, 2012

    TOO funny.
  17. ILuvEggplant Suspended


    Jul 28, 2016
    Los Angeles, CA
    Popular doesn't help Tim Cook's reduction of salary.

    Lol - "but guys the iphone was the most popular phone!"
  18. radus macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2009
    Lets be mean: in 10 years from 100% to 31% ! ... I love my iPhone but Android is as good.
  19. djcerla macrumors 68000


    Apr 23, 2015
    Amazing results.

    This translates in almost complete domination of the high-end (the only segment Apple competes in).

    This also means that, Apple losing their collective heads and starting to compete in all segments, they could reach a monster worldwide market share and basically destroy Android. But that would be unwise for several well known reasons.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 11, 2017 ---
    Nowhere near that.

    And Apple never had anywhere close to 100%.
  20. StevieD100 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2014
    Living Dangerously in Retirement
    Yes, Apple is doomed... but not this week at any rate.
  21. radus macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2009
    At the beginning they were the only.
  22. macfacts macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2012
    Apple had the first smartphone. That means they had 100℅ of that market.
  23. McTool macrumors 6502


    Feb 14, 2016
    Who the **** cares???
    Does it make a difference in your wallet? Will the price go down now they have more market share?

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