Apple's iPhone sales dips further as Google's Android smartphones capture market
Apple's iPhone business is showing a downward trend similar to Apple's Mac computer sales. Though Apple launched the personal computer revolution through Mac now, Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows OS pushed Apple to a corner and now Apple's Mac line products are sold in niche category
Latest tech reports say Apple's iPhones are witnessing drastic fall in sales volume, since Google's Android operating system made inroads in to smartphone market.
Now, Apple's iPhone business is showing a downward trend similar to Apple's Mac computer sales. Though Apple launched the personal computer revolution through Mac now, Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows OS pushed Apple to a corner and now Apple's Mac line products are sold in niche category only.
How Google's Android phones captured market from Apple's iphone?
"Android's leadership of the global smartphone market looks unassailable at the moment," observed
"Its low-cost services and user-friendly software remain attractive to hardware makers, operators and consumers worldwide."
Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said, Apple may not be able to produce enough Apple iphone 7 Plus, indicating company's profits may fall, die to fall in Apple sales, despite Samsung Galaxy Note book 7 recall, following its battery issues.
Android smartphone sales increased by 10.3% in Q3 to reach 328.6 million units, compared to Apple iPhone shipments that saw a fall of 5.2% to 45.5 million units last quarter, said Strategy Analytics.
Apple's iOS operating system recorded 12.1% market share in Q3, a dip of 13.6% in 2015, while total smartphone sales across world jumped by 6% to 375.4 million units.
Read media reports on Apple's falling iphone sales and dip in profit:
@engadget going too, same will happen to all phone makers. No one needs a new phone all the time anymore.
— G Morgan (@Gez_Morgan) October 25, 2016
Apple iPhone sales fall, but beat estimates https://t.co/LLDmBR99pe
— BBC Technology (@BBCTech) October 25, 2016
— dpa international (@dpa_intl) October 26, 2016
But Android is now facing some issues like, "The Android platform is getting overcrowded with hundreds of manufacturers, few Android device vendors make profits, and Google's new Pixel (handset) is attacking its own hardware partners that made Android popular in the first place," he added.