According to market research firms Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), the?iPhone 8 sales had the weakest of any new Apple smartphones in years. As per reports, in the United States (Apple?s largest market) both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus made only 16% of all the iPhone sales, as described by CIRP. When compared to the same period of the last year, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus made up 43% sales.
Also, in 2015, the iPhone 6s and 6s plus made 24% of sales, which is much higher than the iPhone 8s sales.
“In terms of consumer demand and reception, the 8 and 8 Plus have a share of total sales that makes them look much more like an ‘S’ model, while the 7 and 7 Plus was close to the very well-received 6 and 6 Plus,” said CIRP analyst Josh Lowitz. “This is not surprising, as the form factor remained the same, and the improvements in features were incremental and internal.”
Smartphone Q1 2017 Market Share :
- Samsung – 22.8%
- Apple – 14.9%
- Huawei – 9.8%
- OPPO – 7.4%
- vivo – 5.2%
- Others – 39.9%
News Source : Techspot.com