iPhone losing market share says ABI Research

Although no doubt the iconic iPhone is still a hugely popular smartphone with the public, according to ABI Research the iPhone is losing market share and says the iPhone in Q4 accounted for 16.6% of smartphone sales while in Q3 market share was at 18.1% reports 9to5mac.

According to the article, in the fourth quarter, Apple sold some 8.7 million iPhone units which is 18 percent more than in the third quarter, but ABI Research says the overall smartphone market grew some 26 percent in the same period.

Apparently an ABI analyst said that to lose market share in a record quarter has got to sing a bit. The last time the iPhone saw a drop in market share was back in Q4 of 2008.

ABI also noted that the market growth for the period was boosted by launches from Google and maybe Nokia.

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