News by Luke Jones on Wednesday January 21, 2015.
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Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been hugely successful even for a company used to smashing records through each new version. They have pushed Cupertino to new heights, especially in Asian markets where Apple has enjoyed massive growth thanks to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.For example, in South Korea (the home of Samsung), Apple took 33% of the smartphone market last November, a huge jump over the 15% it enjoyed before the release of the iPhone 6. Samsung is still leading in its homeland, but its share fell from 60% to 46%, clearly as a result of Apple's growth in the market.
No foreign brand has gone beyond the 20% market share mark in the history of Korea's smartphone industry. It has always been dominated by the global smartphone leader, Samsung. But iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have made a difference here, denting the competition's phablet sales."-Tom Kang, research director for mobile devices, Counterpoint.It is a similar situation in Japan where Apple took 51% of the market, easily beating out second placed Sony (17%). In China, Apple has even surpassed Samsung, with Xiaomi first with 18%, Lenovo second (13%), and Apple third with 12%; Samsung now holds 9% of the Chinese smartphone market. In the country iPhone sales grew by 45% year on year.
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