CIRP: Apple iPhone attracting more Android switchers; 81% of U.S. iPhone sales are iPhone 7/Plus models

“The latest CIRP data for the April to June quarter showed that Apple was attracting more Android switchers than at any time in the past 12 months,” Ben Lovejoy reports for 9to5Mac.

CIRP also reports that the iPhone 7/Plus accounted for 81% of all U.S. iPhone sales in the quarter, at 47% for the standard model and 34% for the Plus,” Lovejoy reports.

“CIRP completes the good news for Apple by noting a general trend toward larger and higher-capacity iPhones,” Lovejoy reports, “two factors that boost the average selling price – or at least, Apple’s take.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote back in July 2015:

The average Android user isn’t very technically astute and was most likely led astray by cellphone salespeople seeking to move whatever fragmandroid phone was offering the highest spifs that day. That’s why Android lags significantly in such things as podcast listening, video consumption, online purchases, data usage, etc. Those who were misled to Android ended up with the wrong phone and they don’t really know how to use it, so they don’t. They pretty much just make voice calls – gack! – on the horrid things. Then, eventually, after two or more miserable years on contract, they wake up, lose the training wheels and graduate to real iPhones.


  1. I LOVE my iPhone 6 and can’t wait to get the 8 (or “Pro” or whatever they will call it).

    That said, I do wish Apple would take some of the better design features from Android. For example: why do any empty spaces on a home page have to be in the bottom right-hand corner? Why can’t I move apps around the way I want? If I want an empty space in the center- why can’t I have it?

    And why can’t I have a large digital (or for that matter analog) clock right smack in the middle of my apps on a page? My eyesight isn’t what it used to be and I would gladly sacrifice 4 apps for a large clock. Both of these are trivial to do on Android.

    Now, I would never in a million years leave iOS. But it would be nice to have these features (Apple isn’t even talking about such enhancements- it’s not anywhere near their radar). Sad…

    1. My eyes aren’t that brilliant either, but I do find that it’s still very easy to read time displayed on the analogue clock icon.

      The fact that it’s shown as an animated watch face with the right time of day means that you only need to glance at it to check the time. If the clock icon had a digital display instead, the font would have needed to be much larger in order to still make it equally readable.

    2. This 100%. It’s long past time that iOS starts taking cues from the Mac desktop metaphor… of 1984. You know, where icons can be placed anywhere in icon view.

      Who knows, iOS 11 finally has a Files app that should do a lot of what the Finder does. Maybe iOS 12 will finally allow icon placement. It’ll be downright embarrassing though if they parade that “new feature” around for several minutes and then recap it at WWDC ’18’s keynote. It’s embarrassing enough whenever I hear cheers from the crowd for a long-awaited UI feature that should’ve been easy to implement at least five years ago.

  2. I love my iPhone SE.

    Small enough to fit comfortably in the front, left pocket of my jeans. Great battery life. Charges in no time. Is very responsive. Plenty of storage. Used mostly for calls, photos and texting.

    APPLE, make an iPhone 8SE.

    Remember, small is beautiful. (and sell it on exactly that point.)

    1. It could have been me posting that. I started making those points when Apple introduced larger iPhones and was delighted when the SE was finally released. Having owned an SE since they became available, it has proved to be perfect for my needs and I would certainly be looking to replace it with a similar sized iPhone, but hopefully with a few more bells and whistles too.

    1. I agree a small iPhone should continue to be made for those that appreciate and need that form factor. But I feel likewise about my larger iPhone 7 Plus. My wife was long a holdout with a smaller iPhone and now that she also has a 7 Plus you couldn’t tear it away from her.

  3. Apple can’t possibly gain iPhone sales like Android smartphones can. Every man, woman, and child in India will soon be carrying a $100 Android smartphone as though it was their greatest possession in life. For every 1000 Android smartphones sold in India, maybe one iPhone will be sold. Apple’s slight gains in the U.S. will be completely offset in India and every news outlet in the world will be shouting how Apple is losing its grip in the smartphone market. They’ll claim how cheap is always more important to consumers than quality and they’re probably right.

    I’m happy to hear more Americans are buying iPhones and that’s the way it should be if Americans are willing to show any loyalty to an American company.

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