Like Apple CEO Tim Cook, analysts are noticing more Android smartphone users switching to the iPhone, which they think has a lot to do with screen size.
The iPhone's share of the US smartphone market dropped in advance of the new lineup, says Kantar WorldPanel ComTech, but it will certainly bounce back as the new phones gain traction.
The new iPhone lineup is rushing to many more markets around the world, starting Friday and continuing throughout October.
Instead of hurting smartphone sales, the new installment plans are actually becoming more popular than the standard two-year subsidized agreement, says Kantar analyst Carolina Milanesi.
More than a quarter of smartphone buyers across Europe jumped ship from Android to iOS, which saw solid gains across most of the continent, says research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
The iPhone continues to prove hot among buyers in Europe, through Android still dominates the worldwide market by a wide margin, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Apple's big-screened phone snagged 44 percent of all phablet sales in the US last quarter, says research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
The iPhone's market share rose by 1.8 percentange points, while Android's slice slimmed down by 3.1 points, says a new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Sales for the iPhone may shoot as high as 51.1 million units this quarter, says UBS analyst Steven Milunovich, higher than Wall Street is predicting.
Strong sales in the region during the Chinese New Year holiday pushed Apple to report higher smartphone sales than Wall Street anticipated.