iPhone 7/7 Plus adoption outpaced that of the iPhone 6s/6s Plus during first month of sales

A new report from research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners — as noted by 9to5Mac — shows that iPhone 7 and 7 Plus adoption outpaced that of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus during its first month of sales, although falling short of the iPhone 6/6 Plus launch.

“The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus launch falls between the wildly-successful iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch in 2014, and the somewhat disappointing launch of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus in 2015,” said Josh Lowitz, CIRP partner and co-founder. “The combined share for the 7 and 7 Plus launch is up slightly from the 71% share for the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus in 2015, and down considerably from the 81% share for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in 2014. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus benefitted from a new form factor, a larger screen, and the introduction of the even larger and premium-priced Plus model.”

Customers switching from an Android device to an iPhone was about 17% this year. That’s up from 12% for the launch of the iPhone 6s/6s Plus last year.