“New research data shows that Apple’s iOS saw a significant sales percentage boost with the release of the iPhone 7 family, with year-over-year sales growth in a three-month measurement period ending in October,” Mike Wuerthele reports for AppleInsider.
“In the US, iPhone sales grew 7 percentage points year-over-year in a period measured from Aug.1 to Oct. 31, from 33.5 percent of smartphone sales to 40.5 percent in the three months ending October 2016, according to Kantar Worldpanel,” Wuerthele reports. “This represents the strongest rate of growth seen by the analysts for iOS in more than two years, as well as the highest share seen since the three months ending January 2015.”
“Android remains the dominant mobile OS in the US, holding 57.9 percent of smartphone sales —but falling. The data collected by Kantar represents the fifth consecutive year-over-year period decline for Android,” Wuerthele reports. “iPhone 7 family was in the top 10 smartphones sold in all regions of the world but Spain.”
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MacDailyNews Take: No surprise, given that Spain’s economy has just recently begun to rebound from deep recession and high unemployment, that the country is infested with Android settlers (91.7% vs. just 7.9% iOS users). Apple really should get to work in Spain now that the country’s economy is showing signs of life.