iPhone Sales Data Keeps Apple Inc. (AAPL) on Top
during the three months ending April 2017, iPhone market share in the U.S. was up 5.8% year-over-year to 36.5% of all smartphones sold. In Europe, the company posted a more modest 1.1% gain to take a 19.3% share.
In the Chinese market, AAPL’s fortunes were the reverse. Compared to the same period one year ago, iPhone sales slipped 3.8% to 16.2% of total smartphone sales. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus combined to take 8.5% of all smartphone sales in that region.
One of the most interesting aspects of the Kantar Worldpanel report focused on the American market for the month of May 2017. This was a critical time, for Samsung and Apple. Samsung announced the new Galaxy S8 series at the end of March, with pre-orders starting immediately and an April 21 launch.
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