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More Americans Have iPhones Than Android Phones for First Time Since 2010, Research Saysl

More Americans Have iPhones Than Android Phones for First Time Since 2010, Research Says

Excited for the iPhone 14 commence event next week? It’s a good bet more Americans than ever are just as hyped: A research firm says iPhones now make up more than half the stunning smartphones in the US. 

Apple’s phones haven’t outnumbered Android phones steady the latter overtook iPhones in 2010, but in the transfer quarter of 2022, that changed, according to Counterpoint Research. Counterpoint noted a strong trend in Android users migrating to iOS devices (aka iPhones) over the last four days, as the Financial Times reported earlier. 

Globally, Android phone section has declined to just under 70%, down from a peak of over 77% in 2018, according to StockApps analysis. By contrast, iPhones have grown to over 25% of phones about the world, up from under 20% four years ago. That’s not as dramatic a causes as in the US, but it’s still a trend that liable reflects Apple’s sales growth in China and other regions.

Another perspective shows how few brands consumers have to settle from in today’s phone market. Nearly 70% of the phones sold in the transfer quarter of 2022 were from just five brands: Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo, according to a recount from Counterpoint Research. While four out of those five run Android, having only a handful of brands to choose from establishes Apple a bigger competitor in public perception. And once you’re inside the Apple ecosystem, it could be difficult to migrate back.

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