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Apple Users are Replacing iPhones with Samsung: Report

People who chose Samsung repeatedly were in bigger numbers

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Customers walk past an Apple logo inside of an Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York, Aug. 1, 2018. VOA

Less and less Apple users are sticking with iPhones when it comes to replacement and are switching to Android phones, especially Samsung, a new report by BankMyCell has said.

The iPhone trade-in site has been collecting data on the new device people have during the valuation and trade-in of their old iPhone. It essentially lets users sell their used phone and upgrade to a new one.

BankMyCell found that 18.1 per cent of iPhone users were trading in their device for a Samsung device in June, the highest level since it’s been in the study, according to a CNET report on Thursday.

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FILE – The Samsung Galaxy Fold phone is shown on a screen at Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s Unpacked event in San Francisco, Feb. 20, 2019. VOA

The site collected data from over 38,000 people trading in their phones since October through 2019 to track Apple brand loyalty during the upgrade cycle.

People who chose Samsung repeatedly were in bigger numbers.

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Just 7.7 per cent of Galaxy S9 users switched over to an iPhone and 92.3 per cent remained on the Android operating system (OS). In comparison, 26 per cent of people trading in their iPhone X are moving onto another brand, the report added. (IANS)

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Apple to Bring its New iPhones in September

This year, Apple’s iPhone XR is expected to feature a 3,110mAh battery which is bigger than 2,942mAh battery that the company added in iPhone XR launched in 2018

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FILE - Apple's App Store app is seen in Baltimore, MD., March 19, 2018. VOA

Apple has released the seventh beta of iOS 13 to registered developers and a Brazillian site iHelp BR has found that the iPhone 11 series would be released on September 10.

The Brazillian site found an image, named “HoldForRelease”, which has the September 10 date on the calendar of the iOS 13 home screen, hinting at the possible release date of the iPhone 11 series, The Verge reported on Thursday.

Notably, this is the same date predicted for Apple’s event based on analysis of when Apple held the event in previous years.

The iPhone-maker would launch three iPhone 11 models this year — The D43 (internal name) would replace the iPhone XS Max, the D42 (internal name) would replace the iPhone XS and the N104 (internal name) would replace the iPhone XR, according to news portal 9TO5MAC.

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iPhones on display at an Apple store in Virginia, USA, April 4, 2016. VOA

According to the report, the new iPhone 11 models replacing the iPhone XS series would have a triple rear camera setup at the back and all three sensors will be placed at the back.

Known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had also earlier suggested that the upcoming iPhone models would be equipped with reverse wireless charging.

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The iPhone-maker is also expected to bring bigger batteries bundled along with its upcoming 2019 iPhone offerings.

This year, Apple’s iPhone XR is expected to feature a 3,110mAh battery which is bigger than 2,942mAh battery that the company added in iPhone XR launched in 2018. (IANS)