San Francisco: Less and less Apple
users are sticking with iPhones when it comes to replacement and are
switching to Android phones, especially Samsung, a new report by
BankMyCell has said.
The iPhone trade-in site has been collecting data on the new device people have during the valuation and trade-in of their old iPhone. It essentially lets users sell their used phone and upgrade to a new one.
BankMyCell found that 18.1 per cent of iPhone users were trading in their device for a Samsung device in June, the highest level since it's been in the study, according to a CNET report on Thursday.
The site collected data from over 38,000 people trading in their phones since October through 2019 to track Apple brand loyalty during the upgrade cycle.
People who chose Samsung repeatedly were in bigger numbers.
Just 7.7 per cent of Galaxy S9 users switched over to an iPhone and 92.3 per cent remained on the Android operating system (OS). In comparison, 26 per cent of people trading in their iPhone X are moving onto another brand, the report added.