A bunch of stats pertaining to iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c sales has been served by the folks at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, and while the headline declares that the flagship has outsold the plastic chap by a ratio of 3:1 in Great Britain, there’s an arguably more interesting takeaway further down the page.
Specifically, we’re told that the iPhone 5c is tempting people to try the iPhone for the first time.
A whopping 80% of iPhone 5s owners were supposedly upgrading from an earlier iPhone, which doesn’t come as much surprise, though almost half of iPhone 5c buyers were coming from rival brands, “particularly Samsung and LG”. Interesting.
According to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, in Great Britain, Android accounted for 55.6% of smartphone sales in the three months ending October 2013, while iOS managed a respectable 28.7%.
Windows Phone crept up from 4.6% to 11.9% year-on-year, though the majority of sales (almost three-quarters) are attributed to low-end devices like the Nokia Lumia 520 and Lumia 620.
In Japan, iPhone sales in October accounted for a ludicrous 76.1% of all Japanese smartphone sales, thanks to availability on NTT DoCoMo, the country’s largest network.
Indeed, Japan is the most iPhone-friendly nation in the world, with Great Britain in fourth, and the US and Australia in second and third respectively.
To view the report in full, head over to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.