“Watch out Samsung Galaxy Note 4, not only has Apple now entered the phablet market, the iPhone 6 Plus has steamrolled over all other large-screen smartphones to acquire the largest market share,” Fionna Agomuoh reports for International Business Times. “The iPhone 6 Plus now makes up 41 percent of the phablet market, according to Kantar World Panel data published Wednesday.
“The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus has firmly established itself as a mainstay in the phablet market, which at 10 percent of the overall smartphone market (up from 2 percent in 2013) is a small but growing segment,” Agomuoh reports. “In comparison, the Galaxy Note 4 makes up 5 percent of phablet sales in the U.S. and 8 percent of sales in China.”
“The iPhone 6 Plus ranks fourth in overall iPhone sales behind the iPhone 6, iPhone 5s and even the iPhone 5c,” Agomuoh reports. “The most popular, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, composes 33 percent of iOS smartphone sales, while the iPhone 5s makes up 26 percent, the iPhone 5c composes 18 percent and the iPhone 6 Plus makes up 10 percent.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We, including Apple themselves, won’t know the true popularity of each iPhone model until supply and demand have come into balance for each model. Demand for iPhone 6 Plus continues to far outstrips supply worldwide.