The battle between Android users and iPhone users never seems to end. Shots are fired on social media and in the comments sections every day. Now, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, LLC (CIRP) has given some iPhone users more ammo to use in the battle. They’ve just published a new report that claims more Android users have switched to an iPhone this year.
According to the report, 82% of iPhone buyers this year were already using an iPhone. While 16% of iPhone buyers admit they were switching from an Android to fruit phone. CIRP says the release of the lower cost iPhone XR drove former Android users to give Apple a try. Given that the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are $1,000 dollar phones, the iPhone XR is perceptibl more reachable at $799.
“It appears that iPhone XR did serve to attract current Android users,” said Mike Levin, CIRP Partner
andCo-Founder. “Of course, Apple doesn’t just state plainly its launch strategy. But, based on the pricing and features, we can infer that Apple positioned the iPhone XR to appeal to potential operating systems switchers from Android.”
CIRP also says that the iPhone XR accounted for 32% of total iPhone sales within the first 30-days of launch. That data certainly says a lot about how people feel about phones priced in the thousands. For what its worth, Samsung and other phone makers also offer phones at around the same price point as the iPhone XR.
Really though, there’s always a fluctuation in the smartphone market. I’m sure there’s some other research out there that shows iPhone users switching to Android phones. These metrics really only serve as ammo in the ongoing smartphone operating system wars. Which is probably never going away.
Last Updated on February 3, 2021.