iPhones dominate smartphone sales in the UAE

TRA reveals statistics for the second quarter of 2017 on the nation's most popular handsets
By Aasha Bodhani
Thu 07 Sep 2017 12:16 PM

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has reported that Apple's iPhone models have dominated smartphones sales, with the iPhone 6 being the most popular.

Statistics for the second quarter of 2017 revealed that 81.5% of devices registered on the UAE networks were smartphones. It showed that Apple's iPhone 6 continues to dominate as a total of 3.1% devices have been registered, this is followed by the iPhone 6S with 2.33% registered devices.

The iPhone popularity continues as in third place is the iPhone 7 with 2.25% registered devices and with 1.77% of registered handsets is the iPhone 7 Plus.

Furthermore, during April 2017 and June 2017, 34.5% of all handsets registered on UAE mobile networks were manufactured by Samsung, followed by Nokia with 22.9% manufactured handsets. Third place saw Apple with 15.5% manufactured devices, followed by Lenovo (5.4%) and Huawei (3.2%).

The report also found that Apple's iTunes Store was the most visited, following by Samsung Apps and lastly, Android Applications.

In terms of social media, UAE smartphone and fixed internet users made 20.4 billion visits to social networking websites in Q2. Visits to Facebook accounted for 90.4%, followed by Twitter with 5.0% of visits, then LinkedIn with 4.6%.

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