“Brisk sales of Apple’s iPhone 5 and older model iPhones have taken the wind out of rival handsets running Google’s Android operating system,” Patrick Seitz reports for Investor’s Business Daily.
“In September, several smartphone vendors aggressively discounted their high-end flagship Android devices to mid- and low-tier pricing, but ‘this largely led to disappointing overall results,’ Pacific Crest Securities analyst James Faucette said in a research note Wednesday,” Seitz reports. “Overall, Android vendors took it on the chin last month, he says.”
Seitz reports, “‘As an ecosystem, Android’s shipment levels likely peaked in the U.S. as far back as last October and are likely to see further declines in the future if the retention gap doesn’t close,’ he wrote. The research firm’s Oct. 5 survey found that 54% of U.S. consumers intend to buy an Apple iOS product in the coming 12 months vs. 37% for Android.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Uh, oh, sales of Fragmandroid phones have Droooiiid up!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Kristian” for the heads up.]
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