iPhone 6s Took Top Smartphone Honors in Q2 2016
Total global smartphone shipments were flat at 1 percent growth annually at 341.5 million units in Q2 2016 from 338 million in Q2 2015, Strategy Analytics said.Android devices might be the most ubiquitous smartphones in the world, but Apple's iPhone is beginning to catch up in the marketing sales reports.
According to the latest research released Sept. 6 by Boston-based Strategy Analytics, Apple's iPhone 6s was the world's top-selling smartphone model in the second quarter of 2016. The Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge were the second- and third-highest selling models, respectively. This comes as welcome news, no doubt, to Apple management as it readies for the Sept. 7 debut of the latest iPhone at a media event in downtown San Francisco. eWEEK will have a full report. Total global smartphone shipments were basically flat at 1 percent growth annually, at 341.5 million in Q2 2016 from 338 million units in Q2 2015, the firm reported. "Smartphone growth is sluggish at the moment due to ongoing economic volatility worldwide, high ownership penetration in most major countries, and a lack of new innovation from device manufacturers," Linda Sui, a director at Strategy Analytics, said in the report.
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