Good Old iPhone 6S

Gratifying to see that the iPhone 6S is the most popular iPhone, because I have one.

I bought it in San Jose last year back thinking a I’d get a better deal on the then new iPhone7 if I bought it in America.

When I got to the Apple store there was a queue for the 7 so I bought a 6S.

It seemed to me there was unlikely to be much technical difference – two years of Moore’s Law delivers little these days.

So it’s  reassuring to see ScientaMobile state that the 6S is the most used smartphone in the world.

The iPhone 6S became the most used in February 2017 and is now at almost 8% of all global smartphone browsing, says ScientaMobile.

In comparison, the iPhone 6 peaked in popularity a year earlier, February 2016, at 14.6%, 488 days after launch.

Today, the iPhone 6S usage continues to grow despite the iPhone 7 launch.

The downside for Apple is, of course, the downwards trajectory of the iPad. If you have an S-sized iPhone, most people probably feel they don’t need a tablet as well.

Maybe that’s why Apple’s tablet sales have fallen for 13 successive quarters,

As for phones, without the prospect of much progress on the IC technology, Apple probably has to develop new functions – particularly bio-functions like health monitoring – if it is to be able to attract customers wanting to regularly replace their phones.


Comments

5 comments

  1. Sorry to shatter the illusion Sceppers.
    I’ve had both but iOS seems simpler and I’m a simple person,

  2. In my mind I always had you as and Android man David. You’ve shattered an illusion.

    Sceppers

  3. Yes I’ve also also noticed that SEPAM, they seem to be buying up a lot of little companies specialising in these kinds if apps and also poaching engineers from such companies e.g. the blood sugar monitoring project.

  4. SecretEuroPatentAgentMan

    Apple is late to the market regarding bio-functions and measurements, most likely they would have to start by buying an established actor. And there are a few of them already.

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