Sales of the iPhone 6 Plus made up 41 % of all sales for phones with a screen dimension of 5.5-inches or greater, according to a new report by Kantar Worldpanel. The information in the report represents the 3 month duration ending in October 14, as well as keeps in mind that sales of larger phones now represent 10 % of total smartphone sales, up from 2 % for the very same period in 2013. Besides Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus, larger-screen mobiles from rivals like Samsung, LG, and HTC have additionally seen success.
At the point of sale, when asked exactly what drove their choice of smartphones, 58 % of those checked that bought an iPhone 6 Plus said display size was the key reason for selecting their device. Regardless of the more small style of the iPhone 6, 60 % of customers that selected it additionally cited display dimension as the main purchase vehicle driver. The ability to link to a 4G/LTE network was the 2nd essential reason mentioned by both purchaser teams.
The report still notes nevertheless that the iPhone 6 was the very popular iOS device while duration with a 33 % market share. This was adhered to by the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c which owned a 26 % and 16 % market share respectively, and adhered to by the iPhone 6 Plus which recorded 10 % of iOS device sales. Of all iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus purchasers, 85 % of those checked were repeat iOS device purchasers while 9 % claimed they switched from Android.
The iPhone 6 Plus viewed massive supply restraints shortly after its launch in September, with Apple supposedly postponing mass production for the iPad Pro to concentrate on generating much more iPhone 6 Plus systems. Nevertheless, shipping times for both the larger-screen iPhone and the iPhone 6 enhanced yesterday, with several models in Apple’s on-line store now bring a shipping estimate of 3 to 5 days in the United States.