“Apple’s iPhone 7 series smartphones accounted for 73% of U.S. iPhone sales during their first month of release, which is higher than last year’s iPhone 6S series but below the overwhelming response to the iPhone 6 series in 2014, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners said Wednesday,” Patrick Seitz reports for Investor’s Business Daily. “During its first 30 days of availability, the iPhone 6S series accounted for 71% of U.S. iPhone sales, compared with 81% for the iPhone 6 series, CIRP said.”

“”The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus launch falls between the wildly successful iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch in 2014, and the somewhat disappointing launch of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus in 2015,” CIRP partner and co-founder Josh Lowitz said in a statement,” Seitz reports. “‘The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus benefited from a new form factor, a larger screen, and the introduction of the even larger and premium-priced Plus model,’ [Lowitz said].”

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“Android phone users accounted for 17% of iPhone buyers during the iPhone 7 launch period. That compares with 26% for last year’s iPhone 6S series launch. But it’s higher than the 12% of iPhone buyers who switched from Android during the iPhone 6 series launch, CIRP said,” Seitz reports. “The reason Android switchers were higher last year is likely because iPhone owners sat out the iPhone 6S upgrade cycle, CIRP partner and co-founder Mike Levin said in a statement.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Let’s see how many Android settlers worldwide upgrade to real iPhones over the course of the holiday season and with fragmandroid’s biggest brand reeling from their exploding Android phone fiasco. It’s going to be a significantly larger percentage than 17%.

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