iPhone market to release slips in October-quarter

Published: Wilson Clark

On: Dec 2017

According to the data received from a research firm on Tuesday which showed that the unavailability of the iPhone X during the three months ended period of October month that actually pulled down the market share for Apple’s iPhone in some key areas. While, on the other hand the phones running on Google’s Android platform recorded higher sales.

Kantar  Worldpanel ComTech’s data showed that the market share of Apple company’s iPhones that measured by sales of it’s iOS mobile operating system has been declined to 32.9% in the United States of America, especially from 40.6% a year ago.

iPhone market share slips in the quarter period of October

Kantar in a statement said that when we observed an analysis of smartphone operating system sales for the quarter ended October month, we found that the iOS market share registered slips in Japan and key Euoropean markets.  While, Android phones recorded huge gains in the markets.

The iPhone X is the 10th anniversary edition of the smartphone which was launched in early November this year, over a month after the iPhone 8’s launch on 22nd of September.

Global business unit director, Dominic Sunnebo, said at Kantar, “It was somewhat unbelievable that Apple would see the actual volume share the decrement once we had a full comparative month of sales that observed the non-flagship iPhone 8 vs the flagship iPhone 7 from the year 2016.”

Android is known as the Google’s open-source platform which is also a leader in the mobile operating system’s market. It is adopted by a majority of smartphone makers.

In the October quarter, the market share of Android rose to 66.2 % in the USA from 58 % , a year ago. Android’s market also gained in the other countries of the world such as Germany, Japan and Britain.

Apple’s iOS market showed massive growth in Urban China which was edged up 0.5 % to 17.4 %. And Android’s share market gain slightly to 82.3 %.