A new report coming from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has some interesting information in it; apparently, almost half of iPhone 5c sales are going to former Android users. Most of these switchers, according to the report, are coming from Samsung and LG, something Apple is most likely very happy to know. The other new device doesn’t have as much of an appeal on other users, as 80% of iPhone 5s sales are said to be to users that are already in Apple’s ecosystem with a previous generation iPhone.
Other parts of the report show that most iPhone 5c customers are in the lower income ranges, with 40% earning less than $49,000/year, and only a little over 20% of iPhone 5s customers falling into that range. The usual claims of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c not garnering as much new market share as something such as the iPhone 5 did and the iPhone 4 during its prime have also been outed by the report. As expected, many new customers don’t want to go for the small iteration, instead choosing to wait and see what Apple has in store next year.
During this survey, sales for iOS devices marked 16% in Europe, 41% in the US, 16% in China, and 61% in Japan. The iPhone has always been very popular in Japan, with 76% of smartphone sales being iPhones in the month of October in the country. New partnerships with NTT DoCoMo and Apple are surely a helpful cause of such domination of the iOS running device in the Asian country.
What do you think? Are you an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c person? If neither, which would you choose if you could? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.