For Apple Inc and Apple Fanboys, this is certainly a good news. For US smartphone sales in Oct/Nov 2011, Apple’s iOS has taken away a significant marketshare from Android, surging from 26 percent to 43 percent.
The source of this report is a research conducted by NPD Group (formerly known as National Purchase Diary). The report was released this past Monday. The Android slipped from 60 percent in Q3 to 47 percent. This gain was primarily due to the Apple’s lineup of iPhones for the holidays.
NPD reported that Apple and Android distanced themselves from the competition in 2011, turning the OS battle into a 2-horse race. NPD is one of the biggest market research firms in USA.
The three largest-selling smart-phones according to this research are iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS.
The research did not provide any detailed explanation for the popularity of the Apple product. However, the possible reasons for the popularity of Apple products could be the popularity of Siri, fears of Android malware, the desire to give the best product as a gift at Christmas, and the subsidized prices of iPhone 4 and 3GS (US$99 and free, respectively).
Do you think Apple will continue to dominate these sales in the new year? Post your comments below.
Source: The Mac Observer
Image Courtesy: NPD Group