Apple's loss is Android's gain - iPhone sales slump

You need Javascript to play this video.

The iPhone 4S may still be the nation’s favourite smartphone, but sales of the handset have slumped in recent months as Android devices rise in popularity

 

Apple's iPhone 4S is beginning to lose its grip on the smartphone market as a result of growing competition from Android-toting handsets, such as the recently-released Galaxy S3 by Samsung.

The iPhone 4S accounted for nearly a fifth of all mobile phone sales in June, but the Financial Times reported that this figure was still down from a quarter at the beginning of March, the Daily Telegraph reports.

The FT also noticed that evidence taken from mobile network operators suggest Apple fans, who're by far the most loyal of any handset manufacturer, are waiting for the new iOS 6 mobile operating system, expected to arrive in Autumn. It will reportedly come pre-installed in the rumoured iPhone 5.

In a further blow to Apple, the data shows the Samsung S3 accounted for 18 per cent of smartphone sales in the first week of June.

As the data by market research firm GfK proved, Samsung’s combined sales of 30 per cent outweigh Apple’s, although this figure also includes sales of other Samsung handsets, such as the Galaxy Note.

However, the data does not include sales from Apple's stores or its website, neither does it take corporate purchases into account.

Currently, the Android OS is the most popular, with four out of ten smartphones users opting for the iOS alternative.

Words: Samantha Loveridge

Via:Telegraph

Samsung Galaxy Note

Best gadgets of IFA 2011
Samsung Galaxy Note review

Taking up a fair amount of real estate the Samsung Galaxy Note lands with a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display and heaps of potential

Comments

Be the first to comment…

Back to top
Close
T3 Newsletter
Sign up to recieve the T3 newsletters by entering your details below

Your Details

As you're registering with us. we'd like to think that you'd enjoy receiving the following emails; if you'd rather not receive them, please untick the boxes:

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and it's group companies containing news, special offers and product information
I agree to the terms of use and privacy policy and confirm that I am over 16 years of age *
Close
Log in or Join

By clicking below you agree to our terms and conditions and our privacy policy

Log in to T3.com with your preferred social network

Log in with your T3.com account

CloseJoinPlease complete these additional details

Join T3.com with your preferred social network

OR

Join T3.com

Please tick this box to confirm you are 16 years old or over

Just so we know you're human

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Close Edit your profile

Change your password

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Social networks

You have authorised these social networks to interact with your T3.com account.

Please ensure you deactivate or revoke access to this website from within your social networks settings to ensure all permissions are removed.

Close Forgotten your password

Forgotten your password?

Please enter the email address that you used to sign up and we'll send you a new password

Close
Forgotten password
Don't have a T3 Account? Join now