Android users are twice as likely to choose the iPhone 6s over the iPhone 7


According to a quarterly report released on Thursday by market research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, users switching from Android devices account for 15 percent of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus’ sales, consistent with last year’s 14 percent for the then-new 6s and 6s Plus. These numbers were taken from a sampling of 500 Apple customers during the 2016 holiday season.

The report shows the newest models are actually more popular among iPhone buyers than their predecessors were in 2015, comprising 72 percent of overall iPhone sales, a 4 percent increase. The less powerful iPhone SE, however, had a smaller percentage of sales compared to the iPhone 5s last year, suggesting a possible increase in average selling price for Apple’s smartphone line.

What’s interesting is that, for the 2016 holiday season, the percentage of Android converts among 6s and 6s Plus buyers is almost twice that of their successors, which can be explained in one of two ways: either loyal iPhone users are more likely to upgrade to the latest models, or Android users find the 6s and 6s Plus the better iOS entry point. The truth, as is usual, probably lies somewhere in the middle: more than 80 percent of the newest models’ buyers are upgrading from a previous Apple device, while that number for the 6s and 6s Plus is just above 60 percent.



A factor in the relative unpopularity of the iPhone 7 line among Android users, when compared with its predecessor, could be Apple’s decision to remove the headphone jack in its devices, which was met with widespread criticism among tech enthusiasts. This year, the company is expected to be making even more changes to its formula, and it remains to be seen whether they’ll receive a similar treatment. We have a full roundup of all the information we have about the upcoming iPhone 7s, 7s Plus and iPhone 8, and will keep you up to date with the latest rumors and leaks.

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80 Comments

3. salami1980

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

first iPhone I got was the 5s then I decided that it was small, I got the iPhone 6s, to be honest I felt that Android is more stable & reliable than iOS. I face so many issues with my iPhone 6s like 1- Camera lag & black screen for few seconds. 2- general lag in iOS 9. 3- problems syn my iPhone 6s with my macbook. So I decided to get back to Android "Xperia XZ", and got also a Windows 7 laptop replacing my macbook. Apple need to be serious and make a real development for iOS, they should try big steps, noting special in iOS now days make someone keep his iPhone & not preferring to switch to Android.

31. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Have you ever stopped to think it's a singular problem that could be solved by a restart/reset?

60. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Difficult for him.

64. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah right, all you need to do is restart twice every hour to avoid that problems /s

67. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

The logic tells me that if I have trouble with the camera, while others don't, the problem is my phone and not the OS.

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

My body is ready for the iphone 7S/8, so this doesn't apply to me. Sticking with my 6P for the time being.

6. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

I'm an Apple fan and I'd also choose a 6s over the 7 just to have the 3.5mm headphone jack.

8. AlikMalix unregistered

Been using cheap BT earpods since 5s days and never going back - untangling wires every time is absolutely "nobody has time for that" annoyance. And I hate when the wire snaggs on clothes - grrrrrd.

13. willard12 unregistered

"- untangling wires every time is absolutely "nobody has time for that" annoyance. And I hate when the wire snaggs on clothes - grrrrrd." Doesn't this also apply to the use of wireless charging? I don't think there are many people using wireless charging that spend any time whatsoever "untangling" wires. Furthermore, if you want to charge at many places like an airport, Mcdonald's, or Starbucks, in many cases, you can leave all of your wires at home since many have powermats. If "untangling wires" is such an annoyance for you, then you may want to re-look what you've written on wireless charging. But, like the 3.5mm jack, your logic is usually shaped by which brand has it and which brand doesn't.

20. AlikMalix unregistered

I never deal with untangling charging cables - I never bring one with me - I have a few at home and in car - that's the only time I may need toxhrge my phone. I don't carry chargers in my pocket - headphones - yes! What is so illogical about my post? I have mentioned using BT headphones years before iPhone was rumored to remove the jack. Lots of us (android and iPhone users) use wireless .. there's nothing biased about that?

15. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

If you coil wires properly, they dont get tangledhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEd7ru24Vx0 And if you run the wire under your shirt, it wont catch on anything I'm not ready to go wireless yet Short battery life, too expensive for the quality and can't use them with most desktop PCs Maybe in another couple years

21. AlikMalix unregistered

Thanks, for a non judgemetal post... but honestly don't care to deal with the wires.

25. sissy246

Posts: 7112; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"If you coil wires properly, they dont get tangled" Thinking the same thing. I have never had to untangle anything because I put my s**t up right.

32. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Try running/doing sport using bt headphones and then tell us if you want wires.

66. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Right, 'cause sports/gyming is what everyone does 24/7...

69. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

That doesn't mean it the only time I see people, using headphones, it's just the only time I am using headphones (because I'm a grown man, I have a sound system at home one in the car, one in my laptop).

7. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

That makes sense. It's slightly cheaper than the newest and has a headphone jack.

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

If this was true, then Apple wouldnt be giving away iPhone 7's for free since pre-order. Curious how you all can stake any claim on a reference of 500 people. PA so desperate to keep Apple in the dyign spotlight. Apple's goose is cooked. You need to either switch teams or stop wasting time talking about a loser.

34. AlikMalix unregistered

When did Apple give iPhones for free? Link or admit BS!!!

42. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Apple has strict rules on iPhone sales. If you ever worked at a carrier you woudl know these facts. Carriers and retailers cannot sell the iPhone for above APple's own retail price. NONE OF THEM DO! Since carriers and retailers buy their stock from Apple, Apple still allows carriers to sell the device at whatever price. For example...Best Buy doesn't wake up one day and say, hey we are offering the iPhone for free this week. This is careful planed and cleared with Apple first. Carriers expected the iPhone 7 to not sell, due to Apple using the same design for 3 years and not adding anything new to the devices. The iPhone 7 is the first iPhone that was ever available FREE on pre-order from all major carriers at the same time. It was also rare that iPhone's were ever on BOGO deal. Since day one every carrier has had some type of iPhone deal to encourage sales. Do you deny that as fact?

43. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I like the iPhone. I criticize it because I want it to be better. I'm not some kiss ass liek you gusy who just buy anything. I have specific needs that prevent me from using an iPhone. I made that statement many time. SO I won't repat it. I have 3 things that are a MUST have and the iPhone doesn't provide any of them. Thus it is not an option.

65. mikehunta727 unregistered

"Carriers expected the iPhone 7 not to sell" the iPhone 7 is the best seller across all 4 carriers currently still and the 7 Plus and 7 are currently the best selling individual smartphones on the market again.. Stop with the fanboy nonsense ramble M8 Every year the iPhone is the best individual selling smartphone, give credit where it's due,

18. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

As long as they're choosing an iPhone, there's nothing wrong. All iPhones are universally unlocked. As long as a phone is universally unlocked, nothing can top it. I own a 6s+, a 7+, and a Pixel XL. My iPhones are way better. I'm qualified to say this because of my use of many different phones. My soul is ready for the iPhone 8+

35. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Yes they were most likely given as gifts to the poor unsuspecting family members or friends and had no choice but to use it.

37. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Thats for sure! I will choose 6S Plus over 7 Plus

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Edge 7

57. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Honestly think the 6s is better. Same everything give or take and includes headphone jack.

70. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I used to have 6s and now I have 7. The last is better in many ways; performance wise - for now - they are pretty much on par, but the haptic engine throughout the OS (if you never used it, you won't know what I'm talking about) is so different, then there's the display, which is more accurate and I particularly like the new Touch ID. If I were to buy a new iPhone, I would spend 100€ more for the 7; one can't see differences in store, but in everyday use there are tons and the overall experience is better on 7.

68. yahneh

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 21, 2017

I already tried iPhone and I hate it....now back to Android.

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