iPhone 6 takes over Samsung share in Korea

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Apple Inc is chipping away at Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s dominant place in its residence turf of South Korea – because of its new iPhone 6 sequence.
Apple captured a report 33 % market share in South Korea in November, the best ever for a international model, in line with a month-to-month report launched by Hong Kong-based market analysis firm Counterpoint on Wednesday. In distinction, Samsung’s share slipped to 46 % after hovering round 60 % for 5 months.
Apple’s positive aspects in South Korea are telling, as November was the primary full month that the larger-screen iPhone 6 and 6 Plus had been bought within the nation. The gross sales doubtless got here on the expense of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Be aware four phablet launched in late September.
“iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have made a distinction right here, denting the competitors’s phablet gross sales,” Counterpoint analyst Tom Kang stated. “If there was a greater provide of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus 64 GB and 128 GB fashions, then Apple’s share may have climbed to the 40 % stage.”
Analysts in South Korea usually count on Samsung to have misplaced additional share of the worldwide market in October-December for the fourth consecutive quarter as Apple prolonged its lead within the premium section and upstarts like China’s Xiaomi Inc made big inroads into the low-end market.

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