CIRP: Apple and Android are tied at 50% new activations in the US in Q2

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Apple accounted for half of US phone activations in the months April through June, per a report from the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP).

This is the first time in a long while where Apple is able to match Android in the second quarter, with the Google OS normally accounting for around 60% of new activations in the period.

Mike Levin, co-founder of CIRP, says this is due to loyalty and switching – iPhone users have a higher 93% loyalty, compared to 88% for Android users. And iPhone users are more likely to buy another iPhone than to switch over to Android.

Image courtesy of 9to5Mac
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Recently a CIRP report surveyed that US buyers favored more expensive Apple devices, over cheaper ones in Q2 of 2021. And that users traded-in their old iPhones earlier than in previous quarters.

CIRP: Apple and Android are tied at 50% in new activations in the US this Q2

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