“Apple is threatening Samsung’s dominance on its home turf, as the iPhone maker wins over South Korean consumers with its large-screen smartphones,” Ansuya Harjani reports for CNBC.
“The iPhone maker captured a record 33 percent of smartphone sales in South Korea in November, according to Counterpoint Research, the first time a foreign brand has exceeded the 20 percent market share in the history of the country’s smartphone industry,” Harjani reports. “Samsung’s share of the market, meanwhile, stood at 46 percent – down from above 60 percent just six months earlier.”
Harjani reports, “Apple also made significant headway in China, the world’s largest smartphone market, recording record sales in the mainland in November as rich, urban consumers warmed to the bigger iPhone form-factors.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Sheesh, if Samsung Electronics loses their oh-so-trumpted-yet-rather-profitless “market share,” what do they have left?
Nothing but a home-grown OS that’s DOA and a bunch of stupidwatches that nobody’s buying.
The slavish copiers should thank their lucky stars every day that they still have Apple’s processor stamping business.
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