Increased Switcher Rate From Android to iPhone Appears Focused Outside the U.S.

Following Apple’s earnings contact Tuesday in which Tim Cook explained the business “viewed more brand-new customers to iPhone compared to we’ve ever viewed just before,” study company Consumer Intelligence Research Allies (CIRP) today launched (using Fortune) a report diving right into the specifics of the Android-to-Apple switching data exposed by Apple.

Expectedly, the report – which surveyed 500 Apple device customers inside the U.S. just – notes most Apple iPhone users went back to the company with the newest version of the iPhone in 2012. However the quote of Android switchers shifting platforms to the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus wasn’t much changed.

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CIRP notes that the quote of Android switchers has “diverse seasonally, yet remained relatively consistent,” and this quarter’s U.S. numbers have the firm hypothesizing the greatest rate of Android-to-Apple changing happened outside of the U.S.

“Apple CEO Tim Chef suggested the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus ‘experienced the highest Android switcher rate in any one of the last 3 launches.’ The US switch quote for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch did increase about the iPhone 5S/5C launch a year ago, and had to do with the exact same as the iPhone 5 launch in 2012. Recently, Apple emphasized the international stamina of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch, so it appears that Apple took pleasure in a considerably greater quote of Android changing outside the US than in the more fully grown United States market,” claimed Mike Levin, Partner and Co-Founder of CIRP.”

Provided Apple’s sturdy position in the mobile phone market in the U.S., where there is a sturdy base of iPhone-to-iPhone upgrades and less from Android-to-iPhone, CIRP’s report probably isn’t too far off from reality. Apple’s smaller visibility in arising markets like China, where it has been viewing extremely strong development thanks to a couple of noteworthy collaborations and store openings in the country has most likely fueled some overseas brand switching among formerly loyal Android users.

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