Nowadays life is a bit hard for Apple. Company faces dozens of lawsuits and governments of three different countries are making inquiries into both the ”batterygate” case as well as the even more recent Meltdown and Spectre fiasco. For Apple, life was easier in the past… especially in the USA. According to the survey by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, iPhone was the most often activated (and, therefore, arguably the most popular) smartphone by Americans in the Q4 2017. During the time between October and December 2017, Apple’s smartphones accounted for 39% of activations in the land of freedom and apple pie, clearly beating Samsung (32%), LG (mere 12%) and other brands (16% altogether). Most responsible for iPhone’s rise to (more) glory were the iPhones 8, 8 Plus and X models. Lack of any major US releases of Android phones have definitely helped, too.
Now I am curious how well will iPhone do in Q1 2018. Seeing all the problems Apple has created in the last month, hopefully it will not do all that well.