12 Jul '11, 10am

iPhone sales share plunges, while Android phones are on the rise

Apple's share of smartphone sales has fallen from 30.6 per cent to 18.3 per cent in a year, new figures reveal. At the same time, Android sales rose to 45.2 per cent. In the main, however, it's an increasing overall smartphone market rather than a decline in Apple's actual sales figures that account for the changes. The latest market share figures for smartphone operating systems are from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech for the 12-week period ending 12 June. It also reveals that Android is now the top OS in six countries. An analyst said "We are yet to see any real signs of consumers switching between Android and Apple. Our data shows that Apple and Android's customers are intensely loyal when choosing their upgrade." THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

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