“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.”
Rossignol reports, “CIRP co-founder Josh Lowitz: ‘Apple’s iOS increased its mobile operating system share in the US in the most recent quarter. While Android still leads, the launch of the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X models, without similar new Android phones, allowed Apple to increase its share of activations in the quarter, relative last quarter and to the year-ago quarter.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Inexorably, the Android settlers awaken to the fact that carrying around a dog-slow iPhone knockoff from a South Korean dishwasher maker or similar is a violently failed IQ test.
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