iPhone Was Most Activated Smartphone in United States Last Quarter According to Survey

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    Apple increased its share of smartphone activations in the fourth quarter of 2017, following the release of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, according to data shared with MacRumors by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.

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    iPhones accounted for 39 percent of activations in the United States between October and December, up from 34 percent in the year-ago quarter, based on CIRP's survey of 500 people who activated a new or used smartphone during that period.

    Samsung was the runner-up with a 32 percent share of activations during the quarter, trailed by LG at 13 percent. All other smartphone vendors, including Motorola, HTC, and others, accounted for the remaining 16 percent share.

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    The survey findings are rather unsurprising given a trio of new iPhones launched between late September and early November, while Google's Pixel 2 and LG's V30 were essentially the only major Android smartphones to debut during the quarter.

    CIRP co-founder Josh Lowitz:
    The survey also shows that Apple and Samsung continue to form a smartphone duopoly in the United States, with no sign that'll change any time soon.

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    That supercycle uprades. It seems many people took a bite of the preverbial bullet and bought lots of iPhone X
     
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    I wonder what the breakdown of models was. The survey taken the week before Christmas showed worldwide the 8, 8 Plus and X only accounted for 1/3 of activations. I'm sure it was higher in the U.S. though.

    Just a personal anecdote, but two members of my family and one friend purchased iPhones over the holidays; two iPhone 6 devices on one of the national discount pay-as-you-go carriers for the $199 sale price (no contract) and one that got an iPhone 7. I have yet to see an X out in the wild.
     
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    Apple is doom!!!! for almost 30 years I've hearing this....like or not they are the master of marketing and brand perception, the fact that they have very good products is the icing on the cake.
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    Not really, if you really want to switch to other phones or brand you can, no one is forcing these people to do it. I tried I switched from and iPhone to a android for a year, I just could not get pass android mess of ui...and the constant tinkering to get it to work, is more work than is worth.
     
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    Doomed!! The ironic clarion call of Apple fanatics everywhere.:)

    You may have chosen the wrong Android handset. If you had to constantly tinker to get things to work you definitely chose the wrong handset. Either that or you're referencing something from the distant past that's no longer relevant.
     
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    How many of those were forced to upgrade from a slow, awful battery 6 model? My other half bought a new iPhone 8 before batterygate was a thing as her 6 was getting completely unresponsive. Shame on apple.
     
  9. anzio macrumors 6502

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    Absolutely loving my X. Been a while since I felt this smoothness.

    I hop back to my folks 6s from time to time, and it’s always a shock to see how used to the iPhone X I’ve become. Pressing the home button seems like a distant memory.

    Hope Apple keeps this up. It’s a solid product.
     
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    iPhones are going to be really popular in the US, so no surprise they did well last quarter.
     
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    I thought the new iPhones were bad, according to people whining on these forums...?
     
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    Huh? Are we looking at the same graph? It shows Apple doing the same in Dec 2017 as they did in March 2017. That is not being better nor show the iPhone X as a super seller.
     
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    They’re literally everywhere at least in Italy and in all the airports I’ve seen recently.

    The iPhone lineup, though, works great, as there’s something for almost every pocket, plus an halo device on top.
     
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    Same for my wife. Then she dropped it into the toilet and needed a quick replacement.
     
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    Lucky girls :):)
     
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    I was also wondering a breakdown which iPhones were specifically categorized as activated, but I'm not sure if there's a way to actually know this without having Apple allowing so. Either way, I suspect that many of the devices activated are older devices such as an iPhone 7 for example.

    I think with the announcement of the iPhone 8/X, carriers want to liquidate older models by discounting them and Apple discounted the iPhone 6S/7 further, which I believe those are still very popular iPhones with a cheaper price point which are likely contributing to the activation percentage.
     
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    This makes sense. However, the issue is we will never know as Apple stopped reporting specific number breakdowns.
     
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    What's going to happen when a slightly faster phone is unnecessary? When the entire front is a screen and nothing new to add? And software has been scrutinized so that upgrades for to slowdown is upon us?
     
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    And the fake news industry said there would be a shortage of the iPhone X until February. How wrong they were yet again
     
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    Out of curiosity, where do you live? I've seen dozens of X's out in the wild in the Los Angeles and Denver areas. I know four people personally who have them as well. One thing about the notch, love it or hate it, it makes an X easy to spot.

    FWIW, my wife is upgrading from a 7 to an 8. She does not want the X because it's not available in Rose Gold or regular Gold. I expect Apple with add a Gold option soon to the X for this reason.
     
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    I didn’t even know iPhone 6 were still available for sale. I guess it varies by country.

    Estimates vary between 30 and 40 million iPhone X sold last quarter. No idea what country you live in, but your observations apparently aren’t generalizable to the larger population.
     
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    Also, corporations that have been laggards and DOJ, Homeland security and other gov security departments leaving BB10 devices as OS support is done with pricing is just right.

    Lmao. You’re wife is smart and cunning. My son tried the same move just when the iPhone 7 launched we repaired his 5S then. Upgrade to 6S came later. You can’t easily deny your wife an upgrade though, happy wife happy life so I guess that makes you smart as well.
     
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    I live in Mississippi. Not too rural, but I guess if I lived in one of the college towns I would possibly see some of the X. I've got a keen eye so I would spot an X pretty quickly from across the room. I imagine the relatively lower income of the area is affecting the mix of iPhone models to some extent, but I do remember seeing a lot of the iPhone 6 models shortly after they were introduced.
     

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