iPhone 7’s Lack of ‘Compelling’ Features Convinced Most Galaxy Note7 Owners to Stay With Samsung

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In a up to date piece via The Wall Boulevard Magazine ^(http://www.wsj.com/articles/apple-and-samsung-missed-holiday-smartphone-sales-opportunities-say-analysts-1482970043), analyst Stephen Baker commented at the state of vacation gross sales figures for each Apple and Samsung. Whilst many believed Apple would have it simple this season due to Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 disaster, Baker mentioned that “Apple’s personal lack of a wowing product this 12 months” supposed that woeful Note7 homeowners opted for different high-end Galaxy telephones, and now not the iPhone 7 ^(http://www.appmarsh.com/roundup/iphone-7/).

“Most of those that purchased or sought after to purchase a Observe 7 opted for a special high-end Galaxy telephone,” Mr. Baker mentioned. “Samsung used to be in a position to fend off different Android festival, and Apple, too, thank you to Apple’s personal lack of a wowing product this 12 months.”

Apple determined ^(http://www.appmarsh.com/2017/09/08/apple-no-first-weekend-sales-numbers-iphone-7/) to now not unencumber the primary weekend gross sales numbers for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus again in September, as it felt the consequences had been “now not a consultant metric” due to call for outweighing provide. Samsung formally halted gross sales ^(http://www.appmarsh.com/2017/10/10/samsung-halts-galaxy-note-7-sales-worldwide/) of the Galaxy Note7 international in early October, however some other business analyst, Chetan Sharma, endured Baker’s thread via commenting at the iPhone 7’s lack of “a compelling sufficient function set,” which wasn’t sufficient to persuade homeowners of doubtlessly exploding Note7 units to transfer ecosystems.


Apple has the most powerful ecosystem, with its , tool and app and content material shops,” mentioned shopper tech and cell business advisor Chetan Sharma. “IPhone customers searching for an improve stick to Apple. However in a 12 months when Samsung dropped the ball in an enormous manner,” he mentioned, Apple “didn’t have a telephone with a compelling sufficient function set to entice Samsung homeowners away.”

Previous this week, Yahoo-owned cell analytics company Flurry launched information surrounding the most sensible instrument activations ^(http://www.appmarsh.com/2017/12/27/apple-44-percent-holiday-device-activations/) via producer between 12/19 and 12/25, confirming that Apple used to be once more on the most sensible of the record with 44 p.c activations, whilst Samsung got here in 2nd at 21 p.c. When compared to the former 12 months, Apple dropped from 49 p.c and Samsung climbed reasonably from 19 p.c.

In the long run, the two analysts admitted that each Apple and Samsung “made errors this 12 months that value them expansion.” Sharma mentioned that “the timing couldn’t had been worse for Samsung and it couldn’t had been higher for Apple. However in reality neither corporate capitalized this 12 months.”

Within the first few days of December, monetary company Oppenheimer summed up the present adverse cloud surrounding Apple — fueled via mixed-to-negative shopper reception ^(http://www.appmarsh.com/2017/11/14/macbook-pro-touch-bar-review-roundup/) and its first earnings decline since 2003 ^(http://www.appmarsh.com/2017/04/26/q2-2017-earnings/) — and mentioned that the corporate may well be heading right into a “decade-long malaise ^(http://www.appmarsh.com/2017/12/02/apples-decade-long-malaise/)” if it does not flip issues round.

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