Apple's iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are the best selling smartphones in US
Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge's reign as the most popular smartphones in US in the three months ending May was short lived, as the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus climbed to the top of the sales chart in the second quarter of 2016. Perhaps it's not all doom and gloom for Apple's flagships.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus accounted for 15.1 percent of the smartphones sold in Q2, while Samsung's flagships only made up 14.1 percent of sales, according to a new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. Previous figures were 14.6 percent and 16 percent, respectively.
Apple is well represented at the top, as the iPhone SE comes right after the Galaxy S7 line with 5.1 percent of sales. The iPhone lineup as a whole actually gained ground in US year-over-year, rising to 31.8 percent from 30.5 percent market share.
Meanwhile, Android dropped to 65.6 percent from 66.1 percent a year prior. Windows followed a similar trend, dropping to 1.6 percent from three percent in Q2 2015. Interestingly enough, so-called "other" platforms actually rose in the charts, to 1.1 percent from 0.4 percent market share.
The Kantar Worldpanel ComTech report warns that iOS' rise may not continue in the third quarter, as iPhone sales typically decrease in the months prior to the release of new flagships. Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 7 generation early next month, while a successor to the iPhone SE, which is enjoying "strong demand", should come later down the road.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are also the most popular smartphones in China, with the iPhone SE following from afar. In the UK, it is the iPhone SE which leads the pack, with the iPhone 6s coming in second place.
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