Prior to the latest iPhone 6’s release it was offered by several analysts that Apple’s decision to enlarge the display would not only prompt a record number of upgrades – which pre-order numbers evidently appeared – but also, made Android users rapidly switch to their droves. According to the recent report, quite a few Droidsters have ditched Google’s platform to get iPhone 6 / 6 Plus on iOS 8.
Although, the general sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has yet to commence throughout the world as yet, it’s hard to make any judgement, currently. The report arrives courtesy of Bloomberg, notes that the new iPhone line-up is “fueling a surge in trade-ins of Android-based smartphones, threatening to loosen Samsung’s grip on the large-screen smartphone segment as users switch allegiances.”
Sammy is obviously the leader in this larger display field, with the Galaxy Note series having been credited with forming the so-called ‘pahblet’ market. With the announcement of the Galaxy Note 4 at IFA earlier this month, Samsung also Unpacked the Galaxy Note 4 Edge, a device with an interesting curved display.
As per the report, trade-ins of Samsung handsets through Gazelle Inc., a smartphone reseller, increased threefold over the past week and notably, “about a quarter of potential iPhone 6 buyers are new to Apple’s ecosystem.”
While the folks at CompareMyMobile, and alternative one found that some 92.35% of iPhone 6 (Plus) buyers were existing iPhone users, with less than 2 percent promptly moving from Samsung and just 4 percent from HTC.
Jumping figures at this far moment is quite difficult to argue the size of the market share Apple is grabbing from Android as a result of its new flow of smartphones. Impact on Android smartphones sale will be seen, and its time for the newly launched iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, happens everytime and Apple does entice a fair portion of users away from the grip of Google and those who build devices on the search giant’s mobile OS.
Finally, we’ll surely have a better understanding of the line-up’s impact in the coming months and meanwhile, check this 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 benchmark scores here. Stay tuned!
(Source: Bloomberg) (Via)