Apple knows how to sell iPhones in large quantities, especially just after the launch of a new version of its most popular product.
As anyone who has ever tried to buy a new iPhone during launch weekend, or indeed launch month, will attest, Apple simply can’t make the newest, hottest phones as quickly as it can sell them. With that in mind, it’s no great surprise to learn that, according to one report at least, Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were the best selling smartphones during the three months ending November 2016.
According to a new Kantar Worldpanel ComTech report, when it came to sales in the United States during September, October and November combined, there was just no competition for Apple’s iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. Actually, that’s not strictly true, because there was indeed competition in the shape of Apple’s outgoing flagship, the iPhone 6s. That means Apple’s iPhone took the top three spots for the period in question.
The results obviously also mean that iOS did well, too. In fact, iOS share rose to 43.5% and Android’s fell to 55.3%. The remainder of the market is made up of the likes of Microsoft’s Windows phones and those who still carry devices made by BlackBerry.
It was early days for Google’s Pixel, having only launched on October 20th, but the Android maker’s first smartphone sold well, with 1.3% of sales made up of the Pixel and Pixel XL devices. Considering the pair had little over a month in which to make an impact, Google can be quietly pleased with such a result.
With Apple reportedly cutting back iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus production due to poor sales by Apple’s standards, news of exceptional launch numbers like this will be well received in Cupertino, though we’re sure they already knew exactly how many phones they sold. Still, it doesn’t hurt for everyone else to know how well your smartphones sell, does it?
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