Is Apple losing their touch as iPhone 4S fails to excite Euro land?

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The latest addition to Apple’s iPhone range has been available for a couple of months now, and the device was been pretty much well received by consumers since its launch. But is Apple beginning to lose their touch as the iPhone 4S seemingly fails to excite the Euro land region.

Many countries in the European Union have been experiencing tough financial times recently, and this could have contributed to a drop in the market share in most parts of Europe. SlashGear are reporting that consumers in the UK still love their iPhones, as the device maintained its position in the country along with the US.

Countries such as France, Germany, Italy, and Spain all saw iPhone market share slipping with the biggest slip coming in France, which dropped to 20 percent down from 29. Germany also saw a slip from 27 percent to 22 percent, and the country also saw the Android platform enjoying a 61 percent market share led by the Samsung Galaxy S II.

The rise of the Android platform in recent years and the choice of handsets will be one of the biggest reasons for the iPhone market share shrinking. Google’s mobile platform is currently holding between 46 and 61 percent share in all markets.

A lot of consumers would have liked to have seen a completely new redesign for the last iPhone model, which is rumored to be coming next year at some point for the next iPhone. Android fans meanwhile are spoilt for choice when it comes to handsets, with many high specification devices arriving.

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  • SJJ

    I switched after seeing 4S.  I wanted 4G and a bigger screen.  Siri wasn’t anything I would use, and most of their other changes were already in Android.