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iPhone “fatigue” begins to start in Asia
According to Reuters, iPhone fatigue is beginning to start in Asia’s customers, with customers choosing to use different brands for their mobile device. Apparently it is Samsung which is eating away at iPhone customers, beginning to get a lot jumping ship and making their way to Android.
According to statistics, a year ago Apple had 72 percent of the mobile devices share in Singapore, but this has now fell to 50 percent. Having just been on holiday in Singapore last month, I can say that many people are beginning to use Android phones, but there still are a majority using iPhone’s I found. A year ago Android was at 20 percent and is now at 43 percent, an obvious growth from the iPhone’s loss.
“Apple is still viewed as a prestigious brand, but there are just so many other cool smartphones out there now that the competition is just much stiffer,” said Tom Clayton, chief executive of Singapore-based Bubble Motion.
“Singapore and Hong Kong tend to be, from an electronics perspective, leading indicators on what is going to be hot in Western Europe and North America, as well as what is going to take off in the region,” said Jim Wagstaff, owner of a Singapore based company called Jam Factory.