More Android Users Gravitating Toward iOS As Plus Models Gain Steam

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It looks like more Android users are gravitating toward iOS although the new iPhone models, the 6s and 6s Plus, haven’t had as much of a demand as expected. Well, that’s according to CNBC. Regardless, there’s a new report out from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners suggesting a new reason for Apple lovers to be smug about their iDevices.

According to the CIRP, the number of first month Android switchers is “the largest ever recorded,” at least since the measurements began roughly three years ago. The claims suggest that 26 percent of 6s buyers allegedly left Google’s Android OS for the Apple variety. It’s also said that a very low percentage of people who migrated to iOS came from other smart platforms, media handhelds or are gadget novices getting their first smartphone.

This suggests that roughly 70 percent of those who are buying the new iPhones are those upgrading old iDevices. Last year, there were only 12 percent of iPhone 6 buyers who migrated from Android with about 80 percent of people buying the device being those who upgraded from an older device.

The 6s Plus seems to be having more success as well, more so than when the larger 6 Plus debuted. Even so, the iPhone 6s is still in a larger demand and exceeds 6s Plus shipments, but that gap is tightening.

Of course, this whole bit of market research should be taken with a grain of salt. The Consumer Intelligence Research Partners only surveyed an extremely small group of people. That’s right, only 300 Apple customers from the US were surveyed.

While I can lump myself in the category of those who switched from Android to iOS with the launch of the iPhone 6s, 300 people is hardly representative of all the people who may or may not have switched.

What do you think? Are you one of the Android users who switched to iOS from Android? Did you do the exact opposite? Let us know in the comments section below or on any of our social media accounts.

  Source: Pocket Now
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