Apparently there were way more iPhones under Christmas trees this holiday than any other handset. According to Flurry Analytics, the Apple phones comprised 44 percent of seasonal activations, more than twice that of Samsung devices at 21 percent. Huawei was No. 3 with 3 percent, followed by LG, Motorola, Xiaomi, Oppo and even Amazon at 2 percent each.
“We now have some indication of the impact Samsung’s series of disasters might have had on holiday spending. Samsung began 2016 with the release of two very well-received phones in the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Sales were going well, and the company seemed poised to continue its dominance with the update of the crowd-pleasing Note series.”