The only Android phone people still line up for has an impressive new update

If you like Android and need a new phone, the new OnePlus 7 Pro is worth considering. The OnePlus 7 Pro Todd Haselton | CNBCEverything about the OnePlus 7 Pro looks and feels high-end. The OnePlus 7 Pro Todd Haselton | CNBCPortrait photos on the front and back cameras were hit or miss, though. Todd Haselton | CNBCOnePlus is known for its highly customizable and very fast software that it places on top of Android called OxygenOS. The OnePlus 7 Pro Todd Haselton | CNBC


If you like Android and need a new phone, the new OnePlus 7 Pro is worth considering. The OnePlus 7 Pro Todd Haselton | CNBCEverything about the OnePlus 7 Pro looks and feels high-end. The OnePlus 7 Pro Todd Haselton | CNBCPortrait photos on the front and back cameras were hit or miss, though. Todd Haselton | CNBCOnePlus is known for its highly customizable and very fast software that it places on top of Android called OxygenOS. The OnePlus 7 Pro Todd Haselton | CNBC
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The only Android phone people still line up for has an impressive new update

OnePlus has had a cult-like following among Android enthusiasts since 2014, when it launched the OnePlus One, a low-cost Android device that offered many of the features of premium phones but at a lower cost. Five years later, the strategy seems to be still working. According to recent data from Counterpoint, OnePlus is now ranked fifth in the world among premium smartphone brands. It still has just a 2% sliver of the market, however, behind Apple, Samsung, Huawei and Oppo. But OnePlus has also caught the attention of U.S. wireless carriers, which don’t normally sell relatively unknown brands to customers. T-Mobile offers the company’s last flagship, the OnePlus 6T, and will sell the new OnePlus 7 Pro. If you like Android and need a new phone, the new OnePlus 7 Pro is worth considering. It offers more premium features like a sharp display, lots of storage and a fast processor for gaming. And starting at $669, it costs hundreds of dollars less than premium phones like the Samsung Galaxy S10+. Here’s what you need to know about it.

What’s good

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The OnePlus 7 Pro has a unique design — a screen that takes up almost the entire front of the display. Instead of a notch to fit the front camera, however, the lens slides up and down out of the top of the phone. It’s a neat trick, but I always worried it would snap off. The camera automatically hides if the phone notices it’s falling, and this worked well when I tried dropping it from one hand into another.

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Everything about the OnePlus 7 Pro looks and feels high-end. It has Gorilla Glass on the front and back which looks premium, especially in the blue color of the unit OnePlus loaned me. The screen is the most impressive piece of the phone.

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It’s a “Liquid AMOLED” panel that’s really colorful and supports formats like HDR10 on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. I downloaded a clip from “Planet Earth II” and there was a noticeable difference in how vibrant and bright the screen was compared with my iPhone XS Max, though some may find the colors a little overly saturated. I think most people will agree this is one of the best displays you can buy in a phone, though, and the AMOLED tech allows OnePlus to add a feature to dim really low so you can read it at night without keeping your partner awake. The display is also home to a hidden fingerprint reader, which you tap and hold to unlock the phone. It worked most of the time in a split second. It’s a bit technical, but the OnePlus 7 Pro screen has a 90 Hz refresh rate. This means apps don’t stutter if you scroll through them quickly. You can see it in places like a Twitter timeline, Google Photos or websites with lots of content that might otherwise jitter a bit if you scroll really fast.

The OnePlus 7 Pro Todd Haselton | CNBC

The cameras are also really good for the most part. There are three sensors on the back for wide-angle, zoom and normal shots. Regular pictures looked nice and on a par with what I get from an iPhone XS Max or a Galaxy S10+. But the wide-angle pictures and the zoom didn’t seem as clear as other cameras, particularly the Google Pixel 3, which uses software to sharpen the zoom even more.

The OnePlus 7 Pro Todd Haselton | CNBC

Portrait photos on the front and back cameras were hit or miss, though. If my subject moved at all — like my dog — they were blurry. And sometimes it was hard to see much of the “bokeh” effect that you’re supposed to get from a portrait picture, which blurs the background and keeps the subject in focus. It worked fine if the lighting was good though.

A sample of a picture shot with the OnePlus 7 Pro. Todd Haselton | CNBC

OnePlus is known for its highly customizable and very fast software that it places on top of Android called OxygenOS. This allows you to change all sorts of colors in the theme, apply a dark mode and activate features like “Reading Mode” that changes the screen to black and white so the reading experience feels more like what you’d get on a Kindle.

The OnePlus 7 Pro Todd Haselton | CNBC

Fans will love the stereo speakers in this model, which work really well. OnePlus moved the bottom speaker so that it isn’t blocked while holding the phone in landscape mode. The speakers get loud and sound about as good as they do on other flagship phones. OnePlus also includes tons of RAM — up to 12 GB — which means everything stays fast even if you have lots of apps open. The latest Qualcomm Snapdragon processor is also included, so I could play some of the latest games like Elder Scrolls: Blades with the graphics on high. The OnePlus 7 Pro also comes with 128 GB of base storage, which is more than enough for people who need to store a lot of games, videos and photos. All of this is normally something I expect from a phone that costs $1,000. The OnePlus 7 Pro starts at $669 with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, which is enough for most people. Enthusiasts who want more power can opt to spend $699 for 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, though, which is worth the $30 upgrade. Then, there’s the high-end model for enthusiasts who want the kitchen sink, which has 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage for $749.

What’s bad

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OnePlus doesn’t include wireless charging in its phones, which is a bummer because I love the convenience of dropping a phone on a charging pad. The company says it does this because it includes a special Warp Charge 30 charger that can juice the large 4,000 mAh battery to 50% in just 20 minutes. I love this feature, since it meant I could just plug in the phone real quickly and then not worry about it again, instead of having to keep it plugged in all night. But, you need to use a relatively chunky charger for this to work at the fastest speeds.

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And speaking of clunky, while the OnePlus 7 Pro is gorgeous, it’s also a bit heavier than most phones I’m used to. It has a heft to it that made me a bit worried I’d drop it, and it wasn’t always comfortable to hold in landscape for long periods of time while watching movies. My guess is a lot of that comes from the glass and the huge battery. The OnePlus 7 Pro isn’t water or dust resistant, either, at least not to an IP68 rating like the iPhone XS Max or Galaxy S10+. You won’t need to worry about taking it out in the rain, since OnePlus says it has made sure that the phone can resist a little bit of water, but you can’t go dunking it in the pool, either. And finally, I worry about support from OnePlus. You can buy regular insurance through T-Mobile if you want, but you can’t just walk into a OnePlus store and get a fixed device on a whim like you might from Apple or even one of Samsung’s partners. You can send it in to OnePlus, however, and the company says a replacement should arrive in about a week or less.

Should you buy it?

The OnePlus 7 Pro Todd Haselton | CNBC


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Apple supplier AMS surges 20% as it diversifies to Android phones

Shares of chipmaker AMS jumped more than 20% Tuesday morning after the Austrian group posted an upbeat outlook for the second quarter, amid rising demand for its 3D optical sensors in Android smartphones. The first quarter saw a spike in demand for Android smartphone launches which include AMS 3D technology, and the group expects more Android smartphones equipped with its 3D illumination solutions to launch in 2019. First-quarter revenues came in at $390.2 million, a 20% drop from the fourth qua


Shares of chipmaker AMS jumped more than 20% Tuesday morning after the Austrian group posted an upbeat outlook for the second quarter, amid rising demand for its 3D optical sensors in Android smartphones. The first quarter saw a spike in demand for Android smartphone launches which include AMS 3D technology, and the group expects more Android smartphones equipped with its 3D illumination solutions to launch in 2019. First-quarter revenues came in at $390.2 million, a 20% drop from the fourth qua
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Apple supplier AMS surges 20% as it diversifies to Android phones

Shares of chipmaker AMS jumped more than 20% Tuesday morning after the Austrian group posted an upbeat outlook for the second quarter, amid rising demand for its 3D optical sensors in Android smartphones.

AMS is known as the supplier of Apple’s facial recognition technology, but has looked to shed its reliance on Apple, after waning demand for the latest iPhone forced the Swiss-listed group to drop its long-term guidance and suspend dividend payments in February.

The first quarter saw a spike in demand for Android smartphone launches which include AMS 3D technology, and the group expects more Android smartphones equipped with its 3D illumination solutions to launch in 2019.

First-quarter revenues came in at $390.2 million, a 20% drop from the fourth quarter of 2018, but sitting at the upper end of AMS’ guidance. Adjusted earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) came in at $23.5 million.

The group expects revenues to reach $390-430 million in the second quarter and its operating margin to climb from 6% in the first quarter to 10% in the second.


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Shares of chipmaker AMS jumped more than 20% Tuesday morning after the Austrian group posted an upbeat outlook for the second quarter, amid rising demand for its 3D optical sensors in Android smartphones. The first quarter saw a spike in demand for Android smartphone launches which include AMS 3D technology, and the group expects more Android smartphones equipped with its 3D illumination solutions to launch in 2019. First-quarter revenues came in at $390.2 million, a 20% drop from the fourth qua


Shares of chipmaker AMS jumped more than 20% Tuesday morning after the Austrian group posted an upbeat outlook for the second quarter, amid rising demand for its 3D optical sensors in Android smartphones. The first quarter saw a spike in demand for Android smartphone launches which include AMS 3D technology, and the group expects more Android smartphones equipped with its 3D illumination solutions to launch in 2019. First-quarter revenues came in at $390.2 million, a 20% drop from the fourth qua
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Apple supplier AMS surges 20% as it diversifies to Android phones

Shares of chipmaker AMS jumped more than 20% Tuesday morning after the Austrian group posted an upbeat outlook for the second quarter, amid rising demand for its 3D optical sensors in Android smartphones.

AMS is known as the supplier of Apple’s facial recognition technology, but has looked to shed its reliance on Apple, after waning demand for the latest iPhone forced the Swiss-listed group to drop its long-term guidance and suspend dividend payments in February.

The first quarter saw a spike in demand for Android smartphone launches which include AMS 3D technology, and the group expects more Android smartphones equipped with its 3D illumination solutions to launch in 2019.

First-quarter revenues came in at $390.2 million, a 20% drop from the fourth quarter of 2018, but sitting at the upper end of AMS’ guidance. Adjusted earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) came in at $23.5 million.

The group expects revenues to reach $390-430 million in the second quarter and its operating margin to climb from 6% in the first quarter to 10% in the second.


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Samsung’s Galaxy Buds look less silly than Apple AirPods and are just as good

Samsung’s Galaxy Buds are the company’s take on Apple AirPods, and they’re really good. Apple’s AirPods have become incredibly successful since their launch in 2017. While they work with Android phones, the target audience has mostly been for Apple products, since they pair so easily with them. Samsung has tried to compete with its own version AirPods for several years now, but its latest attempt is its best yet and is the best option I’ve found for Android users. Plus, they look a lot less sill


Samsung’s Galaxy Buds are the company’s take on Apple AirPods, and they’re really good. Apple’s AirPods have become incredibly successful since their launch in 2017. While they work with Android phones, the target audience has mostly been for Apple products, since they pair so easily with them. Samsung has tried to compete with its own version AirPods for several years now, but its latest attempt is its best yet and is the best option I’ve found for Android users. Plus, they look a lot less sill
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Samsung's Galaxy Buds look less silly than Apple AirPods and are just as good

Samsung’s Galaxy Buds are the company’s take on Apple AirPods, and they’re really good.

There’s a reason why Samsung continues to play in this market. Apple’s AirPods have become incredibly successful since their launch in 2017. While they work with Android phones, the target audience has mostly been for Apple products, since they pair so easily with them.

Samsung has tried to compete with its own version AirPods for several years now, but its latest attempt is its best yet and is the best option I’ve found for Android users. Plus, they look a lot less silly than AirPods, which makes them a fine alternative even for people who own iPhones.

Here’s what you need to know.


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Samsung’s Galaxy Buds are the company’s take on Apple AirPods, and they’re really good. Apple’s AirPods have become incredibly successful since their launch in 2017. While they work with Android phones, the target audience has mostly been for Apple products, since they pair so easily with them. Samsung has tried to compete with its own version AirPods for several years now, but its latest attempt is its best yet and is the best option I’ve found for Android users. Plus, they look a lot less sill


Samsung’s Galaxy Buds are the company’s take on Apple AirPods, and they’re really good. Apple’s AirPods have become incredibly successful since their launch in 2017. While they work with Android phones, the target audience has mostly been for Apple products, since they pair so easily with them. Samsung has tried to compete with its own version AirPods for several years now, but its latest attempt is its best yet and is the best option I’ve found for Android users. Plus, they look a lot less sill
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Samsung's Galaxy Buds look less silly than Apple AirPods and are just as good

Samsung’s Galaxy Buds are the company’s take on Apple AirPods, and they’re really good.

There’s a reason why Samsung continues to play in this market. Apple’s AirPods have become incredibly successful since their launch in 2017. While they work with Android phones, the target audience has mostly been for Apple products, since they pair so easily with them.

Samsung has tried to compete with its own version AirPods for several years now, but its latest attempt is its best yet and is the best option I’ve found for Android users. Plus, they look a lot less silly than AirPods, which makes them a fine alternative even for people who own iPhones.

Here’s what you need to know.


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Snap CEO: Snapchat’s new Android app to be rolled out by end of 2019

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel on Monday said Snapchat’s redesigned Android app will be rolled out to all users by the end of 2019. Spiegel and Snap have talked about the company’s need to build an improved version of its Android app since the company went public in early 2017. The company began to roll out the rebuilt app late last year to a select few users, and it has since been distributing the new app in waves. The rebuilt Android app will be key to Snap’s international growth, Spiegel said on Monda


Snap CEO Evan Spiegel on Monday said Snapchat’s redesigned Android app will be rolled out to all users by the end of 2019. Spiegel and Snap have talked about the company’s need to build an improved version of its Android app since the company went public in early 2017. The company began to roll out the rebuilt app late last year to a select few users, and it has since been distributing the new app in waves. The rebuilt Android app will be key to Snap’s international growth, Spiegel said on Monda
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Snap CEO: Snapchat's new Android app to be rolled out by end of 2019

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel on Monday said Snapchat’s redesigned Android app will be rolled out to all users by the end of 2019.

“The rebuild will be rolled out by the end of the year,” Spiegel said on Monday at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference 2019 in San Francisco.

Spiegel and Snap have talked about the company’s need to build an improved version of its Android app since the company went public in early 2017. The company began to roll out the rebuilt app late last year to a select few users, and it has since been distributing the new app in waves.

The rebuilt Android app will be key to Snap’s international growth, Spiegel said on Monday. This is especially true in key markets like India, Indonesia and the Philippines, where there is a wealth of smartphones users that Snapchat has failed to gain traction with due to a subpar experience on its Android app.

“Android is absolutely critical to our strategy,” Spiegel said on Monday. “There’s something like 2 billion Android users that don’t use Snapchat. A couple percent of those I think would be well received by all of us.”

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How to stop Facebook from tracking your location on Android even when you’re not using the app

Facebook is rolling out a new feature to its Android app that lets you stop the company from tracking your location even when you’re not using the app. This is a function that’s already built into iPhones, which let you limit whether an app can track you any time, only when you’re using it or never. Facebook uses your location information to target ads, show you nearby events and to identify where you’re logging in from, and it stores a copy of your precise location data. You have to manually en


Facebook is rolling out a new feature to its Android app that lets you stop the company from tracking your location even when you’re not using the app. This is a function that’s already built into iPhones, which let you limit whether an app can track you any time, only when you’re using it or never. Facebook uses your location information to target ads, show you nearby events and to identify where you’re logging in from, and it stores a copy of your precise location data. You have to manually en
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How to stop Facebook from tracking your location on Android even when you're not using the app

Facebook is rolling out a new feature to its Android app that lets you stop the company from tracking your location even when you’re not using the app.

This is a function that’s already built into iPhones, which let you limit whether an app can track you any time, only when you’re using it or never.

Facebook uses your location information to target ads, show you nearby events and to identify where you’re logging in from, and it stores a copy of your precise location data. You have to manually enable Location History for Facebook to track you in the first place, but you may have done this if you’ve ever used a feature like location tagging for photos.

I’ll show you how to stop Facebook from using your location on Android even when you don’t have the app open.


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India watchdog probes accusations that Google abused Android: Sources

India’s antitrust commission is looking into accusations that Alphabet Inc’s unit Google abuses its popular Android mobile operating system to block its rivals, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The European Commission found Google had abused its market dominance since 2011 with practices such as forcing manufacturers to pre-install Google Search and its Chrome browser, together with its Google Play app store on Android devices. The Indian watchdog could ask its inve


India’s antitrust commission is looking into accusations that Alphabet Inc’s unit Google abuses its popular Android mobile operating system to block its rivals, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The European Commission found Google had abused its market dominance since 2011 with practices such as forcing manufacturers to pre-install Google Search and its Chrome browser, together with its Google Play app store on Android devices. The Indian watchdog could ask its inve
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India watchdog probes accusations that Google abused Android: Sources

India’s antitrust commission is looking into accusations that Alphabet Inc’s unit Google abuses its popular Android mobile operating system to block its rivals, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has for the past six months been reviewing a case similar to one Google faced in Europe that led to a fine of 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) by antitrust regulators last year, three of the sources said. Google has challenged that order.

The European Commission found Google had abused its market dominance since 2011 with practices such as forcing manufacturers to pre-install Google Search and its Chrome browser, together with its Google Play app store on Android devices.

“It is on the lines of the EU case, but at a preliminary stage,” said one of the sources, who is aware of the CCI investigation.

Google declined to comment. The CCI did not respond to Reuters’ queries.

The watchdog’s enquiry into allegations against Google over its Android platform has not previously been reported.

Google executives have in recent months met Indian antitrust officials at least once to discuss the complaint, which was filed by a group of individuals, one of the sources said.

The Indian watchdog could ask its investigations unit to further investigate the accusations against Google, or throw out the complaint if it lacks merit. The watchdog’s investigations have historically taken years to complete.

Android, used by device makers for free, features on about 85 percent of the world’s smartphones. In India, about 98 percent of the smartphones sold in 2018 used the platform, Counterpoint Research estimates.

In October, Google said it would charge smartphone makers a fee for using its popular Google Play app store and also allow them to use rival versions of Android to comply with the EU order.

The change, however, covered only the European Economic Area, which comprises the 28 EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

“The CCI will have a tough time not initiating a formal investigation into Google given the EU case, unless they can show the problem has been addressed (by remedies),” one of the sources said.

The Indian complaint presents the latest regulatory headache for the Mountain View, California-based company in a key growth market.

Last year, the Indian antitrust watchdog imposed a fine of 1.36 billion rupees ($19 million) on Google for “search bias” and abuse of its dominant position. It also found Google had put its commercial flight search function in a prominent position on the search results page.

Google appealed against that order, saying the ruling could cause it “irreparable” harm and reputational loss, Reuters reported.


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Microsoft recommends switching to iPhone or Android as it prepares to kill off Windows phones

Microsoft says anyone who still uses its Windows 10 mobile platform — once called Windows Phone — should switch over to an iPhone or an Android phone. A change to the Windows 10 Mobile support page was first spotted by Thurrott, a site that covers Microsoft. “With the Windows 10 Mobile OS end of support, we recommend that customers move to a supported Android or iOS device,” Microsoft said. The company once had huge plans for Windows on mobile devices, particularly when it refreshed the operatin


Microsoft says anyone who still uses its Windows 10 mobile platform — once called Windows Phone — should switch over to an iPhone or an Android phone. A change to the Windows 10 Mobile support page was first spotted by Thurrott, a site that covers Microsoft. “With the Windows 10 Mobile OS end of support, we recommend that customers move to a supported Android or iOS device,” Microsoft said. The company once had huge plans for Windows on mobile devices, particularly when it refreshed the operatin
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Microsoft recommends switching to iPhone or Android as it prepares to kill off Windows phones

Microsoft says anyone who still uses its Windows 10 mobile platform — once called Windows Phone — should switch over to an iPhone or an Android phone. A change to the Windows 10 Mobile support page was first spotted by Thurrott, a site that covers Microsoft.

Microsoft said that on December 10, 2019 it will stop sending “new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free assisted support options, or technical content updates from Microsoft for free.” In other words, there aren’t going to be any more updates, and only a few phone models will even be supported until that final date.

“With the Windows 10 Mobile OS end of support, we recommend that customers move to a supported Android or iOS device,” Microsoft said. “Microsoft’s mission statement to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, compels us to support our Mobile apps on those platforms and devices.”

Microsoft has put a lot of effort into both the iPhone and Android, where its suite of Office products are available. It also has a partnership with Samsung, which sells some versions of its flagship Galaxy phones with Office pre-installed.

The company once had huge plans for Windows on mobile devices, particularly when it refreshed the operating system in 2010 and launched Windows Phone 7. At the time, it held a parade and declared that both BlackBerry and iPhone were dead. Microsoft also acquired Nokia’s mobile unit so that it could build Windows Phone products internally. That too was a failure, and Microsoft eventually wrote down its $7.6 billion Nokia acquisition.

There are lots of reasons for why Windows failed on mobile. The largest was probably because there weren’t enough apps, including popular ones that were also available on Android and iPhone. Terry Myerson, the former head of Windows Phone, talked a bit about its failure in March of last year.

“We had a differentiated experience, but it’s so clear in hindsight that the disruption in business model which Android represented was enormous, and that building our early versions of Windows Phone on an incomplete Windows CE platform, designed for small embedded systems, left us too hobbled to ever catch up,” Myerson said.


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Apple’s newest iPhones are attracting more Android users than last year, survey shows

Apple’s latest iPhone models are attracting more Android users to the brand than in previous years, a new report by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners found. The report found that 16 percent of iPhone buyers upgraded from an Android phone in the 30-day period after the launch of the iPhone XR. “It appears that iPhone XR did serve to attract current Android users,” Mike Levin, CIRP co-founder and partner, said in a statement in a press release. But, based on the pricing and features, we can


Apple’s latest iPhone models are attracting more Android users to the brand than in previous years, a new report by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners found. The report found that 16 percent of iPhone buyers upgraded from an Android phone in the 30-day period after the launch of the iPhone XR. “It appears that iPhone XR did serve to attract current Android users,” Mike Levin, CIRP co-founder and partner, said in a statement in a press release. But, based on the pricing and features, we can
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Apple's newest iPhones are attracting more Android users than last year, survey shows

Apple’s latest iPhone models are attracting more Android users to the brand than in previous years, a new report by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners found. Signs have pointed to relatively weak demand overall for the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR, like lowered guidance by some of Apple’s key suppliers and the company’s announcement that it will no longer disclose unit sales for the iPhone.

The report found that 16 percent of iPhone buyers upgraded from an Android phone in the 30-day period after the launch of the iPhone XR. After the iPhone 8 and 8s were released in September 2017, 12 percent of iPhone buyers upgraded from an Android phone, and when the iPhone X was released in November 2017, that number was 11 percent.

“It appears that iPhone XR did serve to attract current Android users,” Mike Levin, CIRP co-founder and partner, said in a statement in a press release. “Of course, Apple doesn’t just state plainly its launch strategy. But, based on the pricing and features, we can infer that Apple positioned the iPhone XR to appeal to potential operating systems switchers from Android.”

CIRP’s report found that nearly a third of iPhone buyers in the U.S. flocked to its cheapest new model, the XR, which starts at $749. In the 30 days after its launch in October 2018, CIRP found that XR sales made up 32 percent of total iPhone sales in the U.S. During the same 30-day period after the XR release, sales for the the iPhone XS and XS Max accounted for 35 percent of U.S. iPhone sales combined.

In an interview with CNET last month, Apple’s vice president of product marketing, Greg Joswiak, said the iPhone XR had “been our most popular iPhone each and every day since the day it became available.”

This share of XR sales tracks with that of previous models in their first month on the market, CIRP said, acknowledging that it can’t make an exact comparison since this year Apple launched its more cheaper model second, diverting from previous launch strategies.

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Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2018-12-26  Authors: lauren feiner, vcg, visual china group, getty images, magdalena petrova
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