iPhone Market Share Expected To Face Significant Growth In 2016 And 2017

Ali Salman
Posted Oct 12, 2016
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Apple’s iPhone 7 was released in September that boasted a familiar design along with the addition of some forward-facing features. It would not be wrong to say that this year’s iPhone 7 release is a building block for what the company will introduce next year. Judging by the slew in the smartphone industry, as the Note 7 has halted its production, the iPhone rests on a considerably safe spot. Moreover, the iPhone market share is considered to be significantly increased throughout 2016 and the next year.

The iPhone Market Share Will Face Significant Growth In 2016 And 2017

We have mentioned the reason for the iPhone market share jump, but there’s more. On one hand, the explosive case of Samsung’s Note 7 gave Apple the advantage of advancing forward with one major competitor out of the table. Secondly, the leaks and rumors of the iPhone 8, as being a major redesign with a handful of new additions will boost ample sales for the company to soak in some market share. According to Digitimes:

Affected by the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung’s shipments will stay flat or even retreat in the second half of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017, and the vendor might see its shipments grow by a mere 2.2% in 2017 as its shipments are unlikely to stabilize until the second quarter of the year.

Samsung will remain the number one smartphone vendor next year with a 2.2 percent climb in the market share. In contrast to this, Apple’s iPhone market share should see a 7 percent increase in the current and next year. Initially, Samsung had anticipated to produce the Galaxy Note 7 ranging between 12 to 13 million units by the end of the year. Now, the source claims that its total smartphone production will fall down between 70 and 75 million units. Samsung had previously expected to manufacture 80 million units of the Galaxy Note 7.

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When we speak of sales for this year, the Cupertino giant is expected to sell between 75 and 100 million units of the iPhone 7. The trend in growth will follow with a 12 percent increase in 2017. Moreover, the growth will also be achieved with courtesy of the highly anticipated iPhone 8. Next year’s upgrade will be pretty big in terms of external design changes and the features that will be part of it.

The last time iPhone featured a major redesign was in 2014 with the launch of iPhone 6. For what we know so far, the so called “iPhone 8” will feature an edge-to-edge OLED display that will feature an integrated Touch ID. Possibly there will be no Home button, but we can never be too sure about it since it’s too early to speculate.

This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the iPhone market share in 2016 and 2017? Do you think Apple’s iPhone 8 will break its design barriers? Let us know in the comments.

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