iPhone 4S flying off the shelves in the US and UK while Android reigns supreme in Germany

iPhone 4S flying off the shelves in the US and UK while Android reigns supreme in Germany
When Apple pushed back their annual iPhone launch from June to October, the obvious question was what effect it might have on sales.

While many people, particularly those who upgrade to the latest and greatest iPhone every year or every other year, were unlikely to even consider jumping on the Android bandwagon, the smartphone market is still growing and competition from Android vendors, particularly Samsung, was stronger than ever.



We may be getting a glimpse of the answer to that question now, and it appears to vary by country. According to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, iPhone sales in the US, UK, and Australia over the last 12 weeks have made up for lower than normal gains earlier in the year. This seems to follow the expected pattern of existing iPhone customers upgrading.

However, in Germany and France the iPhone isn't doing nearly as well. Not surprisingly this appears to be closely related to the success of Samsung's Galaxy S II. In fact, in Germany the Galaxy S II was the top selling smartphone during the same period.

Keep in mind, the Galaxy S II was available throughout Europe months before it arrived in the US. In fact, most US carriers didn't get it until around the time of the iPhone 4S launch.

While it seems unlikely Apple sales wouldn't have rebounded, it does beg the question of how US perception of the smartphone market might have changed had it been available earlier.

Written by: Rich Fiscus @ 23 Dec 2011 4:04
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Samsung Apple iPhone Android Galaxy S II smartphone sales
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  • 6 comments
  • hearme0

    Boring people flocking to a boring phone.

    Apple phones and computers are so vanilla. Pretty much everything Apple is vanilla. Plain jane and played out boring.

    Must everybody be reminded that Apple is meant for techno morons? I don't know one single techie or computer guru that owns an Apple. Not one!

    23.12.2011 11:51 #1

  • robertmro

    Another biased article for low brows.

    23.12.2011 11:56 #2

  • Dmite30

    Originally posted by hearme0: Boring people flocking to a boring phone.

    Apple phones and computers are so vanilla. Pretty much everything Apple is vanilla. Plain jane and played out boring.

    Must everybody be reminded that Apple is meant for techno morons? I don't know one single techie or computer guru that owns an Apple. Not one!
    i agree. atho the hardware in apple computers isnt to bad (not the best). If i ever got one id put a linux os on it, instead of that crappy ios. As for the phone, it can just burn for all i care.

    Say no to the rules. Only if for a little while.

    24.12.2011 10:02 #3

  • BobH29

    Apple. Pretentious products for pretentious people who care more for fashion statements than what their tech does.

    Just my experience of the stuff.

    25.12.2011 14:26 #4

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