Santa Stuffs This Yr’s Stockings With iPhones and Phablets

Previous Saint Nick appears to be an iPhone man, at the least this yr. For those who acquired a smartphone or pill over the vacations, likelihood is it was an Apple gadget — and really probably an enormous one. That is what stats from cellular analytics agency Flurry recommend, anyway. Apple accounted for simply over half of units activated on Christmas Day and the week earlier than, with perennial rival Samsung snagging slightly below 18 %. And phablets, led by the brand new iPhone 6 Plus, greater than tripled their vacation numbers, leaping from four to thirteen % of all units activated.

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The increase to huge telephones got here on the expense of tablets, nevertheless, which continued their decline: tablets made up a 3rd of vacation activations again in 2012, however their portion is now lower than 1 / 4. In any case, with an enormous, full HD display in your pocket, who needs to hold round one other, bulkier system? In fact, that is assuming it matches in your pocket to start with.

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— Devin Coldewey
First revealed December 29 2014, 1:forty three PM