Apple losing ground to Chinese smart phone manufacturers!

Sales statistics for smart phone have arrived for Q1 of 2017. They are as follows:

Huawei, Oppo and Vivo look to be gaining some ground and Samsung is running away with the game. Why is this?

Some speculate that iPhone sales are down as they are less expensive to repair and therefor people keep their iPhones longer. For example, you can have an iPhone 6 repaired for C$99.99 however the Samsung 6S will run you C$349.99.

As per the above, it would be economically feasible to repair the iPhone but not so with Samsung S6. You can run this test with any comparable versions of iPhones and Samsungs and the results remain the same.

Statistics show brand loyalty as being high with most users as ¬†they don’t want to learn a new operating system.

Another speculation is that consumers are waiting for the next Apple device to come out.

Either way the Chinese devices are well built and user friendly and not to mention less expensive.

In conclusion, lets see what Q2 brings.

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