Posted 05/15/2015 at 8:56 AM
Posted 2 years ago
It’s more than likely that you may fall on one side of the debate or the other when it comes to preferring an Android phone versus an iPhone. But a recent claim looks to add a bit more kerosene to that particular tech-related blaze.
Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, Inc. made the claim that the company is experiencing a record number of people who are making the change from owning Android phones to iPhones.
In fact, these “switchers” are doing so more due to the recent release of the latest version of the iPhone 6, making it the highest rate in the past three years.
The remarks were made during an earnings call to investors.
And it seems as if Cook’s comments have some weight to them; based on statistics culled from first quarter financial reports, Apple saw its market share of smartphone sales go up 1.3 percentage points to 42.6%.
This was buoyed by the fact that they sold 61 million iPhones in the previous quarter.
While Android phones still grasp the dominant position in the U.S. smartphone market thanks to their affordability, this news definitely will keep the Android/iPhone debate raging for quite some time.