“One of the most important factors [that will drive Apple’s near-term and long-term growth] is the rate at which Android users are switching to the iPhone,” Puneet Sikka writes for Market Realist. “According to a report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners via RCRWireless, Apple is taking away share from Android at a fast rate.”
“26% of the users who bought iPhone 6S and 6S Plus in the first month of its launch switched from Android,” Sikka writes. “This number was 12% when Apple released iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last year.”
Sikka writes, “iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus have some attractive features that could urge more people to switch from Android to Apple… [including] 3D Touch, a 12-megapixel camera, and Live Photos.”
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MacDailyNews Take: As it is for those upgrading from crappy Windows PCs to OS X-powered Macs, the jump up from the commodity-grade, cobbled-together Android to Apple’s revolutionary iPhone is an exceedingly enlightening experience.
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