New research data shows iPhone at top of sales charts by vendor across most of the world

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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.




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. 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.

Other notable highlights for the report include the fact that the iPhone 7 family was in the top 10 smartphones sold in all regions of the world but Spain. Specifically, in the U.K., the iPhone 7 was the top-selling device, with the iPhone 6s coming in second, and the iPhone SE third.

Apple remains in the lead in Japan, with iPhones claiming 51.7 percent of all smartphone sales.

The lack of a headphone jack appears to not have been an issue for U.S. consumers, with the iPhone 7 garnering 10.6 percent of smartphone sales, despite only being available for one month out of three in the survey period, and then with constrained availability. The iPhone 6s held second place, with the Galaxy S7 in third, and the iPhone 7 Plus in fourth.

The iPhone 7 was the second-best selling phone in urban China in the evaluation period, capturing 3.8 percent of smartphone sales, with the iPhone 7 Plus in the top 10, grabbing 1.9 percent. Android still holds 82.6 percent of the market in China, with iOS devices hitting 17.1 percent of sales in total. Local vendors Xiaomi and Oppo hit 15.9 percent and 11.8 percent, respectively.

"The apparent lopsided market share figures are not a reason for doubting the strength or future of the position held by Apple's iOS," said Kantar Worldpanel ComTech Consumer Insight director Lauren Guenveur. "While Android dominates in terms of the raw number of devices it powers, Apple remains the most desirable smartphone brand in the world."
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  • Reply 1 of 27
    So what else is new. Clueless analysts, clueless media, clueless tech blogs, all parroting and feeding us the same cr$p about iPhone 7 being a (relative) failure.

    And everybody condescendingly bloviates that "fake news" is an affliction of Trump supporters (which, of course, it is).... No, it's endemic. It's all around us, from both the Right and the Left.
    edited December 2016 magman1979calithewhitefalconlostkiwibaconstangjony0
  • Reply 2 of 27
    canukstormcanukstorm Posts: 1,959member
    sog35 said:
    Apple needs to send more $$$ to 'research' companies like Kantar.  Send them a couple million.

    Do the same with IDC. Nice little $5 million check.

    Apple is waging a PROPAGANDA WAR versus Wall Street, the tech media, and its rivals. Spending $10 million a year on marketing expense to these research companies is well worth it.

    Spending $20 million a year is a drop in the bucket compared to the cost to shareholders from negative bullshit 'research'.  Gogoggle, Samdung, and Microshit all plays this same game. Apple should join and pay out even more $$$
    So you want Apple to "bribe" research companies to make it look favorable?
    macxpress
  • Reply 3 of 27
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,684member
    And everybody condescendingly bloviates that "fake news" is an affliction of Trump supporters (which, of course, it is).... No, it's endemic. It's all around us, from both the Right and the Left.
    No kidding.

    When I hear the term 'fake news', I immediately think of CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, New York Times etc. The mainstream media is the #1 culprit behind fake, BS news and lies.

    I find it funny that those same outlets are now worried about so-called 'fake news'. They can all kiss my ass. They're not needed anymore, and their game is up. The charade is over, they can all go to hell, or even better, they can go out of business, and then go to hell.
    edited December 2016 tyler82calisteveh
  • Reply 4 of 27
    tyler82tyler82 Posts: 876member
    Nobody is buying iPhone 7's. There is no point in upgrading, Apple ran out of ideas, iPhone 7 is a holdover for the iPhone 8, iPhone 7 ship times sre still 2-3 weeks 3 months after launch because Apple didn't make enough to purposefully look like they are selling more than is on supply. Global warming is a hoax created by the Chinese. 
    calibaconstang
  • Reply 5 of 27
    sog35 said:
    Apple needs to send more $$$ to 'research' companies like Kantar.  Send them a couple million.

    Do the same with IDC. Nice little $5 million check.

    Apple is waging a PROPAGANDA WAR versus Wall Street, the tech media, and its rivals. Spending $10 million a year on marketing expense to these research companies is well worth it.

    Spending $20 million a year is a drop in the bucket compared to the cost to shareholders from negative bullshit 'research'.  Gogoggle, Samdung, and Microshit all plays this same game. Apple should join and pay out even more $$$
    sog recommends that Apple be managed like Samsung. Samsung is now up on charges of paying bribes to Korean officials. Again. A few years ago, it was disclosed that Samsung paid people to post false comments at online sites praising Samsung phones and criticizing iPhones. At other times, it provided gifts to "journalists" reviewing its products. Only a foolish person would rely on Samsung to be honest. To win an imaginary "war with Wall Street," sog recommends that Apple abandon its reputation for honest dealing and manipulate the share price.

    Apple does pay companies to survey consumers, but it does so under private contract and keeps survey results as trade secrets. Because Apple survey results are not released publicly, there is no incentive to distort the results as a means of influencing customer buying patterns. By contrast, the IDC-type surveys are performed both to collect useful data but also as a marketing tool for the company that pays for its surveys.
    edited December 2016 calityler82baconstangbrucemcai46watto_cobrajony0
  • Reply 6 of 27
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,934member
    sog35 said:
    Apple needs to send more $$$ to 'research' companies like Kantar.  Send them a couple million.

    Do the same with IDC. Nice little $5 million check.

    Apple is waging a PROPAGANDA WAR versus Wall Street, the tech media, and its rivals. Spending $10 million a year on marketing expense to these research companies is well worth it.

    Spending $20 million a year is a drop in the bucket compared to the cost to shareholders from negative bullshit 'research'.  Gogoggle, Samdung, and Microshit all plays this same game. Apple should join and pay out even more $$$
    So you want Apple to "bribe" research companies to make it look favorable?
    Whatever raises Apple's stock price...thats all Sog cares about in the end. 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 27
    calicali Posts: 3,495member
    sog35 said:
    Apple needs to send more $$$ to 'research' companies like Kantar.  Send them a couple million.

    Do the same with IDC. Nice little $5 million check.

    Apple is waging a PROPAGANDA WAR versus Wall Street, the tech media, and its rivals. Spending $10 million a year on marketing expense to these research companies is well worth it.

    Spending $20 million a year is a drop in the bucket compared to the cost to shareholders from negative bullshit 'research'.  Gogoggle, Samdung, and Microshit all plays this same game. Apple should join and pay out even more $$$
    Pay IDC $5 million a year to not spew bullshit?!

    that's a waste of money that could go into other things like developing an in house movie studio.
  • Reply 8 of 27
    canukstormcanukstorm Posts: 1,959member
    sog35 said:
    sog35 said:
    Apple needs to send more $$$ to 'research' companies like Kantar.  Send them a couple million.

    Do the same with IDC. Nice little $5 million check.

    Apple is waging a PROPAGANDA WAR versus Wall Street, the tech media, and its rivals. Spending $10 million a year on marketing expense to these research companies is well worth it.

    Spending $20 million a year is a drop in the bucket compared to the cost to shareholders from negative bullshit 'research'.  Gogoggle, Samdung, and Microshit all plays this same game. Apple should join and pay out even more $$$
    So you want Apple to "bribe" research companies to make it look favorable?
    Yes. This is a PROPAGANDA WAR. A war that Apple is in if they like it or not.

    The last 2 years they stood by quietly and Wall Street has raided Apple shareholders of HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS in shareholder value.

    Its not like Apple has to tell them to lie. All Apple wants to the truth. Right now these companies are publishing lies.
    Probably better off taking them to court and suing and exposing them for what they are.  I wouldn't give these BSers my hard-earned money.
    caliwatto_cobra
  • Reply 9 of 27
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 4,714member
    sog35 said:
    sog35 said:
    Apple needs to send more $$$ to 'research' companies like Kantar.  Send them a couple million.

    Do the same with IDC. Nice little $5 million check.

    Apple is waging a PROPAGANDA WAR versus Wall Street, the tech media, and its rivals. Spending $10 million a year on marketing expense to these research companies is well worth it.

    Spending $20 million a year is a drop in the bucket compared to the cost to shareholders from negative bullshit 'research'.  Gogoggle, Samdung, and Microshit all plays this same game. Apple should join and pay out even more $$$
    sog recommends that Apple be managed like Samsung. Samsung is now up on charges of paying bribes to Korean officials. Again. A few years ago, it was disclosed that Samsung paid people to post false comments at online sites praising Samsung phones and criticizing iPhones. At other times, it provided gifts to "journalists" reviewing its products. Only a foolish person would rely on Samsung to be honest. To win an imaginary "war with Wall Street," sog recommends that Apple abandon its reputation for honest dealing and manipulate the share price.

    Apple does pay companies to survey consumers, but it does so under private contract and keeps survey results as trade secrets. Because Apple survey results are not released publicly, there is no incentive to distort the results as a means of influencing customer buying patterns. By contrast, the IDC-type surveys are performed both to collect useful data but also as a marketing tool for the company that pays for its surveys.
    And look where this has taken Samsung? They are the undisputed #2 smartphone maker and raking in billions in profits before the Note7 fiasco.  This is despite having zero innovation.

    If an crappy company like Samsung can reach such heights with a smart and aggressive ANTI-PROPAGANDA campaign, imagine what Apple can do?

    Apple does not need the media, research groups, fans, ect to tell lies. They simply need them to tell the truth. Its not a bribe when you pay someone to tell the truth.
    A question for you:

    If Apple paid these companies and they said something unfavourable that happened to be true (like Apple being fined for not filling out its waste disposal forms), would that be okay?

    ai46
  • Reply 10 of 27
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,173member
    sog35 said:
    Apple needs to send more $$$ to 'research' companies like Kantar.  Send them a couple million.

    Do the same with IDC. Nice little $5 million check.

    Apple is waging a PROPAGANDA WAR versus Wall Street, the tech media, and its rivals. Spending $10 million a year on marketing expense to these research companies is well worth it.

    Spending $20 million a year is a drop in the bucket compared to the cost to shareholders from negative bullshit 'research'.  Gogoggle, Samdung, and Microshit all plays this same game. Apple should join and pay out even more $$$
    Oh, shut the fuck up sog35. You've been ranting and raving that iPhones sales are DOWN and demanding Cook's head. Why don't you acknowledge the fact that you were wrong, a liar, and a troll, instead of more ranting and raving?
    brucemcai46watto_cobra
  • Reply 11 of 27
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 4,714member
    sog35 said:
    Rayz2016 said:
    sog35 said:
    sog35 said:
    Apple needs to send more $$$ to 'research' companies like Kantar.  Send them a couple million.

    Do the same with IDC. Nice little $5 million check.

    Apple is waging a PROPAGANDA WAR versus Wall Street, the tech media, and its rivals. Spending $10 million a year on marketing expense to these research companies is well worth it.

    Spending $20 million a year is a drop in the bucket compared to the cost to shareholders from negative bullshit 'research'.  Gogoggle, Samdung, and Microshit all plays this same game. Apple should join and pay out even more $$$
    sog recommends that Apple be managed like Samsung. Samsung is now up on charges of paying bribes to Korean officials. Again. A few years ago, it was disclosed that Samsung paid people to post false comments at online sites praising Samsung phones and criticizing iPhones. At other times, it provided gifts to "journalists" reviewing its products. Only a foolish person would rely on Samsung to be honest. To win an imaginary "war with Wall Street," sog recommends that Apple abandon its reputation for honest dealing and manipulate the share price.

    Apple does pay companies to survey consumers, but it does so under private contract and keeps survey results as trade secrets. Because Apple survey results are not released publicly, there is no incentive to distort the results as a means of influencing customer buying patterns. By contrast, the IDC-type surveys are performed both to collect useful data but also as a marketing tool for the company that pays for its surveys.
    And look where this has taken Samsung? They are the undisputed #2 smartphone maker and raking in billions in profits before the Note7 fiasco.  This is despite having zero innovation.

    If an crappy company like Samsung can reach such heights with a smart and aggressive ANTI-PROPAGANDA campaign, imagine what Apple can do?

    Apple does not need the media, research groups, fans, ect to tell lies. They simply need them to tell the truth. Its not a bribe when you pay someone to tell the truth.
    A question for you:

    If Apple paid these companies and they said something unfavourable that happened to be true (like Apple being fined for not filling out its waste disposal forms), would that be okay?

    I would not send the check that month
    Got it. So you want Apple to start bribing people. 

    Sell all your Apple and buy Samsung. I think they have the CEO you're looking for. 
    brucemcai46radarthekatcaliwatto_cobra
  • Reply 12 of 27
    koopkoop Posts: 337member
    apple ][ said:
    And everybody condescendingly bloviates that "fake news" is an affliction of Trump supporters (which, of course, it is).... No, it's endemic. It's all around us, from both the Right and the Left.
    No kidding.

    When I hear the term 'fake news', I immediately think of CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, New York Times etc. The mainstream media is the #1 culprit behind fake, BS news and lies.

    I find it funny that those same outlets are now worried about so-called 'fake news'. They can all kiss my ass. They're not needed anymore, and their game is up. The charade is over, they can all go to hell, or even better, they can go out of business, and then go to hell.
    Oh cry me a river you baby. It's uninformed goobers like yourself that push false equivalencies that undermine our democracy. Interesting you didn't list Fox News or Wall Street Journal. No, actually it's not interesting at all. You're basically Republican-Bot-#242214.

    I'm sure Mark Levin, Sean Hannity and Rush would be proud.
    edited December 2016 king editor the gratelarryabadmonkMacPro
  • Reply 13 of 27
    brucemcbrucemc Posts: 1,532member
    slurpy said:
    sog35 said:
    Apple needs to send more $$$ to 'research' companies like Kantar.  Send them a couple million.

    Do the same with IDC. Nice little $5 million check.

    Apple is waging a PROPAGANDA WAR versus Wall Street, the tech media, and its rivals. Spending $10 million a year on marketing expense to these research companies is well worth it.

    Spending $20 million a year is a drop in the bucket compared to the cost to shareholders from negative bullshit 'research'.  Gogoggle, Samdung, and Microshit all plays this same game. Apple should join and pay out even more $$$
    Oh, shut the fuck up sog35. You've been ranting and raving that iPhones sales are DOWN and demanding Cook's head. Why don't you acknowledge the fact that you were wrong, a liar, and a troll, instead of more ranting and raving?
    Shhh...the AI mods don't want you insult their pet troll...
  • Reply 14 of 27
    brucemcbrucemc Posts: 1,532member

    sog35 said:
    Apple needs to send more $$$ to 'research' companies like Kantar.  Send them a couple million.

    Do the same with IDC. Nice little $5 million check.

    Apple is waging a PROPAGANDA WAR versus Wall Street, the tech media, and its rivals. Spending $10 million a year on marketing expense to these research companies is well worth it.

    Spending $20 million a year is a drop in the bucket compared to the cost to shareholders from negative bullshit 'research'.  Gogoggle, Samdung, and Microshit all plays this same game. Apple should join and pay out even more $$$
    sog recommends that Apple be managed like Samsung. Samsung is now up on charges of paying bribes to Korean officials. Again. A few years ago, it was disclosed that Samsung paid people to post false comments at online sites praising Samsung phones and criticizing iPhones. At other times, it provided gifts to "journalists" reviewing its products. Only a foolish person would rely on Samsung to be honest. To win an imaginary "war with Wall Street," sog recommends that Apple abandon its reputation for honest dealing and manipulate the share price.

    Apple does pay companies to survey consumers, but it does so under private contract and keeps survey results as trade secrets. Because Apple survey results are not released publicly, there is no incentive to distort the results as a means of influencing customer buying patterns. By contrast, the IDC-type surveys are performed both to collect useful data but also as a marketing tool for the company that pays for its surveys.
    I think it is pretty clear the sog35 has no "moral compass".  Perhaps because Tim Cook asserts that Apple does is why he hates the man so much.

    Or it could be that he hates Apple (but doesn't know it yet), since as you note he wants Apple to really be managed like Samsung.
  • Reply 15 of 27
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,684member
    koop said:
    apple ][ said:
    And everybody condescendingly bloviates that "fake news" is an affliction of Trump supporters (which, of course, it is).... No, it's endemic. It's all around us, from both the Right and the Left.
    No kidding.

    When I hear the term 'fake news', I immediately think of CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, New York Times etc. The mainstream media is the #1 culprit behind fake, BS news and lies.

    I find it funny that those same outlets are now worried about so-called 'fake news'. They can all kiss my ass. They're not needed anymore, and their game is up. The charade is over, they can all go to hell, or even better, they can go out of business, and then go to hell.
    Oh cry me a river you baby. It's uninformed goobers like yourself that push false equivalencies that undermine our democracy. Interesting you didn't list Fox News or Wall Street Journal. No, actually it's not interesting at all. You're basically Republican-Bot-#242214.

    I'm sure Mark Levin, Sean Hannity and Rush would be proud.
    Your side is crying. I have nothing to cry about. I won, remember? :#

    You will be crying for the next 8 years at least, and possibly for the rest of your entire life, if things go the right way. You're also an uninformed ignoramus, because I'm not a republican, and at least one of those republicans that you mentioned can also go to hell. Quite a few republicans are actually just as bad as the traitorous democrats.
  • Reply 16 of 27
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,684member
    sog35 said:
    Thats pretty cruel to say I don't have a moral compass.

    I never questioned Tim Cook the man.  I only question Tim Cook the CEO of Apple. I actually admire Tim Cook's willingness to take on social issues. But I want him to do in on his own time, with his own resources. Not with company time.

    Paying research firms is nothing new, and nothing criminal.  You pay to get fair treatment, and its obvious Apple isn't
    I don't agree with many things that you say about Tim Cook, you do seem to be on some sort of Jihad to get him removed, but I don't have any problem with you stating your views.

    Many of the people replying to you and attacking you seem to be more douchey and rude, and they're hypocrites, especially that nasty slurpy character.
    anantksundaram
  • Reply 17 of 27
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,684member
    sog35 said:

    But unlike Slurpy I'm not a blind fanboy and do critcize and complement Tim Cook when its earned.  I've complemented Cook at least 3 times this week already.
    Me too. I only use Apple devices and have for a very long time, and I constantly defend the superiority of Apple's devices and computers, but I will also criticize, if I feel that Apple is going overboard with their political and social issues, as they do from time to time.
    cali
  • Reply 18 of 27
    fracfrac Posts: 480member
    sog35 said:
    Apple needs to send more $$$ to 'research' companies like Kantar.  Send them a couple million.

    Do the same with IDC. Nice little $5 million check.

    Apple is waging a PROPAGANDA WAR versus Wall Street, the tech media, and its rivals. Spending $10 million a year on marketing expense to these research companies is well worth it.

    Spending $20 million a year is a drop in the bucket compared to the cost to shareholders from negative bullshit 'research'.  Gogoggle, Samdung, and Microshit all plays this same game. Apple should join and pay out even more $$$
    Have you learned nothing...gained no insight or understood anything in Apple's long relationship with it's users?
    Apple is a class act, flawed...but still above that sort of crap. Answer me this...How can you be sure of anything meaningful about the desirability or quality of your product if paying  yes men is your feedback source?
  • Reply 19 of 27
    fracfrac Posts: 480member
    sog35 said:
    frac said:
    sog35 said:
    Apple needs to send more $$$ to 'research' companies like Kantar.  Send them a couple million.

    Do the same with IDC. Nice little $5 million check.

    Apple is waging a PROPAGANDA WAR versus Wall Street, the tech media, and its rivals. Spending $10 million a year on marketing expense to these research companies is well worth it.

    Spending $20 million a year is a drop in the bucket compared to the cost to shareholders from negative bullshit 'research'.  Gogoggle, Samdung, and Microshit all plays this same game. Apple should join and pay out even more $$$
    Have you learned nothing...gained no insight or understood anything in Apple's long relationship with it's users?
    Apple is a class act, flawed...but still above that sort of crap. Answer me this...How can you be sure of anything meaningful about the desirability or quality of your product if paying  yes men is your feedback source?
    I'm not paying these companies to lie and be yes men.

    I'm paying these companies to be fair and honest.

    Look at the ridiculous news about the removal of the head phone jack. I don't need the media to lie about. I need them to tell the truth only.

    Paying the media to tell the truth isn't in any way morally wrong.
    Why should Apple submit to blackmail - since that's what it essentially is....in order to get fair treatment? 
    "Umm... sorry TC, the price of the truth just got more expensive"
    You make no sense. 
    radarthekatcali
  • Reply 20 of 27
    radarthekatradarthekat Posts: 3,114moderator
    tyler82 said:
    Nobody is buying iPhone 7's. There is no point in upgrading, Apple ran out of ideas, iPhone 7 is a holdover for the iPhone 8, iPhone 7 ship times sre still 2-3 weeks 3 months after launch because Apple didn't make enough to purposefully look like they are selling more than is on supply. Global warming is a hoax created by the Chinese. 
    I wonder what the climate-change deniers think all that CO2 is doing. I guess they figure it's not doing anything to warm the atmosphere, despite the most basic of scientific observations that suggests it is. How do these folks make their dinner each night, not recognizing the principals behind the functioning of their convection or microwave ovens? How do they see their way at night, not recognizing the flow of current in an electrical conductor to energize a lamp? How indeed do they stay alive not recognizing the cycle of respiration their body uses to keep itself going? If they trust all these scientific principals and truths, at what point do they allow themselves the special knowledge required to understand our planet's biosphere better than those same scientists who bring us much of the scientific knowledge we accept in our everyday lives?
    cali
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