The Apple iPhone 6s is the top selling smartphone in the world and in the U.S.

The Apple iPhone 6s is the top selling smartphone in the world and in the U.S.
Trivia time, folks! What handset was the best selling smartphone in the world during the second quarter, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech? Here is a hint. This device was also the biggest seller in the U.S. during the same quarter And the answer is...the Apple iPhone 6s with 11% of the stateside market for the three months ended in June. Here's a surprise. The 4-inch Apple iPhone SE was third in the U.S. with a 5% share, behind the Samsung Galaxy S7's 9%. The Apple iPhone 6 was 6th in the U.S. during the quarter, making up 4.1% of U.S. smartphone sales in the period.

World-wide, the iPhone 6s made up 4.2% of the global smartphone market from May through June, to top all other intelligent handsets. With 2.7%, the Apple iPhone 6 was next, with the Samsung Galaxy S7's 2.5% share good enough for third place.

During the period from April through June, iOS added 1.2 percentage points and now has a 31.3% U.S. smartphone market share. For the three months of the quarter, Android lost .6 percentage points, but still owns a commanding 65% of the market. Windows has 2.4% and BlackBerry .4%. In Urban China, Android set a record for the platform in the region with an 85% share during the second quarter. In the country, Huawei is on top with a 27.6% slice of the smartphone sales pie. Xiaomi is next with 18.5%, followed by Apple's 14.3%.


In the U.K., the second quarter saw strong growth for Apple as iOS grew its share by 5.8 percentage points for the period. Still, Android holds a comfortable lead in market share for the region, 57.3% to 38%.


source: KantarWorldpanel ComTech via 9to5Mac

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1. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I saw quite a few tourists and residents buying iPhone 6s and SEs at the Apple Store yesterday despite the fact that the new iPhone will be announced tomorrow and shipping the week after.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

There a a few people that feel that new iPhones don't offer enough new features to warrant paying extra for them, so they're going for the 6s and se models. I would personally go for the latest model, but average consumers are more cost conscious and aren't aware of, or don't really care about incremental updates to features.

22. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

That's the thing though, the prices aren't cheaper with the iPhone announcement being on the same week. Hell, Best Buy only lowered the price of the 64GB iPhone 6s for a couple of days only to bring it back up to the usual retail price. I guess people can't wait an extra week or don't read up on i?Phone related news.

26. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's because A. IPhones have insane resell value and B. It's universally unlocked meaning it supports all carriers in the US. It's not going to be like the Android phones that aren't Samsung like the Priv or the HTC 10 that loses a lot of market value.

30. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

Well, one thing I can say about the iPhone is that it certainly has great resale value. I just wish it had great, cutting edge hardware/software features (excluding the SoC) and more stable software releases to go with the great resale value.

34. Mxyzptlk unregistered

One thing I can say about the iPhone 6S is that it's price is well worth it for the value it provides. Unlike other OEMs who are still living in the past, thinking they can charge a premium for am overall underwhelming handset that doesn't have any guarantee of seeing Nougat.

61. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

A Galaxy Note 5 running on Android 5.1 offers great value than the iPhone 6s on iOS 10

65. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's entirely subjective.

36. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

Another thing I can say is that even though the iPhone has such great resale value, the overall sales of the iPhone have taken a hit, which could effect resale value in the future, especially if that 7/7+ don't sell as well as expected. Part of the reason is because Apples buying public wants more than the same old phone that's been released for the last couple of years. No upgrade in screen resolution, trickled down feature that keep the iPhone behind the competition (feature-wise), and software releases that keep needing software releases to fix what the previous one has broken. What good is the guarantee of the latest software if it just keeps breaking the phone? Apple really needs to get it together in the QC department, or the sales slowdown that it's facing will only get worse.

52. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Another thing I can say about the iPhone is that people have been saying gloom and doom about it for years now, but in the end all of it is nothing but hot garbage from bumburned trolls who are mad because their own platform is dead and is no longer relevant in the smartphone world. You could probably poll a sample of users and most of them would probably not even know what that particular platform is. That tells you how much irrelevancy this platform is. Their CEO still tries to charge a premium for lackluster devices and gullible tools like them eats it up each time.

53. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

Another thing I can say as well is: right back at ya. You've consistently joined the chorus of bumburned (I'll take my word back, thank you) trolls spewing "doom and gloom" and other pure, unadulterated BS about BlackBerry not being relevant when they've remade themselves into a software and security services company that has the highest EMM/MDM market share, has the highest market share in the auto-infotainment industry, and has software that is not only used by more governments all over the world than anyone else, but has software and services that actually make a real difference in protecting and saving lives, something that's much more relevant in real life than selling a smartphone. You could definitely poll users of iOS, and the majority of them won't know what their phone does besides calls, texts, and download apps. BlackBerry has a CEO that's focusing the company on what really matters, unlike Apple, who has a CEO that's totally out of touch, can't control its design lead, and is hoping to continue to ride on the coattails of a man long deceased, when he's really slowly driving the company into the ground, inch by inch. But he's laughing all the way to the bank because he knows flock of idiot $h33p will continue to accept whatever he shoves down their throats, no matter how half-baked it really it really is.

54. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I can tell you're bumburned. Look at you rambling with your essay style response. Lol, get over it. Not my fault if what I said was true. Blackberry is no longer relevant. They've been reduced to being just a software company and you're seething in anger because of the truth.

55. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

Says that I'm bumburned and seething with anger, and yet, you did the "essay-style" response before I did. Your hypocrisy and deflection knows no bounds. And now, you're mimicking me by using my words. "Bumburned and seething" are words that were not in your limited vocabulary until you saw me using them. Well, they do say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so thank you. You have once again proved that you just want to be me. Now quit being so salty because what I said about Apples half baked software and pitiful hardware features (or lack of them), are facts that you can't dispute.

58. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Let's get one thing straight, I am not copying you nor do I want to degrade myself and be like you, so don't flatter yourself. Not my fault if you're butthurt, which btw, is where you got bumburned from. If anything, you're trying to copy me.

59. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

Cut the BS. You "degrade" yourself every time you post. And yes, you are copying me. It's what you do. You mimic others in an a pitiful attempt to come off as intelligent, so no need for me to flatter myself when you're doing such a fine of it for me.

64. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Do you read the garbage you type up as a response? You're just projecting now.

68. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

Do you do anything besides deflect from the truth and post BS, lies and hypocrisy? Obviously not.

72. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I take that as a no.

62. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

No, my dear he very politely mentioned a few flaws in the iPhone and you came bumburned at him in rage involving the BB which has nothing to do with this post.

63. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. Thank you for recognizing that. Mxy is quick to try and say that others are always attacking him, all the while deflecting from the fact that he attacks anyone like an angry hornet that mentions Apple in a way he doesn't agree with.

67. Mxyzptlk unregistered

"like an angry hornet" Who's copying who again?

69. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're copying me. As usual.

73. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I wouldn't degrade myself.

66. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No, I didn't. I'm not "bumburned" at all my "dear." He's the one who is picking a fight. Don't jump on my c

70. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

"Don't jump on my c" Do you even proofread your posts before you hit send? Lmao! Nerve touched, deep in your gut because someone is calling you out for picking fights me. And now you're trying to project your actions onto me, as usual.

75. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Whatever man, if you want to believe the crap coming from your mouth.

71. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

"Don't jump on my c" can you please complete this sentence for me?

74. Mxyzptlk unregistered

*case. Don't deflect from the truth.

18. techlover2017

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 22, 2016

So its confirm that most dumb people reside in US.

19. techlover2017

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 22, 2016

Oh! Just kidding. I personally like that democratic home. Only surprised that Android is losing share in US. WTH is wrong with people.

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