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Apple iPhone overtakes Android handsets in the US

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Apple’s smartphone sales grew across the US, Europe and China during the Christmas quarter, overtaking Android handsets in the US for the first time since 2012.

While not everyone enjoys the large screen iPhone 6 Plus, it seems the iPhone 6 duo managed to help the Cupertino company get its smartphone sales back on track. Despite tough competition, iOS-powered smartphones climbed above Android handsets in terms of US sales for the first time since 2012.

Market research division of WPP, Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, has just published a report that reveals Apple enjoyed increased sales during the Christmas season across three key markets - the US, Europe, and China. "While the success of the iPhone 6 and 6Plus is unprecedented, this quarter’s performance also points to Apple having its strongest portfolio ever," says Kantar Worldpanel ComTech chief of research Carolina Milanesi

According to the report mentioned above, Apple's iPhone 6 was the best-selling smartphone in the US, as well as the most popular one to give as a gift during the 2014 holiday season. Smartphone penetration in the US rose to 59 percent while Android sales declined across China and the big European markets, where only Italy witnessed an increase in sales. However, it is worth mentioning that Xiaomi remains the best-seller in mainland China.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-02- 4 (Update: 2015-02- 5)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.