We’re sure many of you guys received electronics as a Christmas present. Some of these electronics might even be a new smartphone and there is also a good chance that the smartphone could be that of the iPhone variety, but just how many iPhones were gifted during the Christmas season?
Well according to Flurry (via Re/code), it seems that 51% of all smartphones activated during Christmas were that of the iPhone. Coming in at second place is Samsung at 17% which is nowhere near Apple’s 51%, and interestingly enough it seems that third place does not belong to Android, but rather Nokia (which is essentially Microsoft) who came in at close to 6%.
Flurry also tracked other companies such as Sony and LG who came in at fourth and fifth place respectively with 1.6% and 1.4% device activations. Now the question is, could this be a sign of things to come in 2015 in terms of performance by Apple? Or was it simply just a spike due to the holiday season? After all we’re sure that there are probably some users who did not ask for an iPhone but got one anyway.
Flurry writes, “If Christmas is a bellwether for the year ahead, we should expect strong performance from iOS devices and a continued shift to the once-derided phablet form factor.” So, what do you guys make of these numbers? Are you surprised? Did you receive an iPhone for Christmas as well?