Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be announced at a press event later today and according to a recent report their iPhone 6S was the most popular handset worldwide in quarter two of 2016.
The news comes in a report from Strategy Analytics who have revealed the the iPhone 6S was the most popular handset and the iPhone 6 was second, in theirs pave was the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics, added, “We estimate the Apple iPhone 6s model shipped 14.2 million units and accounted for 4 percent share of all smartphones shipped worldwide in Q2 2016. Apple’s iPhone 6s is currently the world’s most popular smartphone. The iPhone 6s is wildly popular in dozens of countries globally, due to its attractive hardware design blended with rich features such as 4K video, large multi-touch display, and fingerprint security.”
Woody Oh, Director at Strategy Analytics, added, “The Apple iPhone 6 shipped 8.5 million units worldwide for second position and 2 percent marketshare during Q2 2016, followed by Samsung Galaxy S7 edge in third place with 8.3 million and 2 percent share. Apple iPhone 6 has been on sale for almost two years and it remains near the top of best-seller lists in many regions like Europe. Samsung’s Galaxy S7 edge has proven popular among high-end consumers and its curved hardware design has given the firm a differentiator that Apple’s iPhone portfolio does not yet offer.”
It will be interesting to see how popular the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus become and whether Apple is able to increase sales of their iPhones over the next few months.
Source Strategy Analytics