Market Catches Up To iPhone Growth In Q4 2009
ABI Research says worldwide iPhone sales fell from 18.1% to 16.6% in the fourth quarter of 2009. While sales still continued to grow at a decent rate, the market grew faster, bringing the percent of sales that were iPhones down in comparison. The market grew by 26%, thanks in part to Motorola’s release of their new Android handsets.
It is also worth noting that the report doesn’t take into account the cyclical product rlease pattern of the iPhone, with one new model launched once a year. When you take it into account, it’s understandable that sales might be growing less quickly at this time of year.