the reason is simple:iPhone8 was down from iPhone 7 sales in the same period last year, as most buyers decided to wait for iPhone X instead of spending less on the iPhone 8 than their predecessors. Neil Mawston, managing director of Strategy Analytics, said: "We expect Apple to ship 12 million iPhones in the US market in the third quarter of 2017, with a 30% share and 13 million in the third quarter of 2016, with a share of 32 The demand for the new iPhone 8 is not high. "
Although Apple's smartphone market in the United States dropped from 32.5% to 30.4%, Samsung actually gained 0.9% to 25.1%, and is still the second-largest maker of smartphones in the United States. LG, ZTE and Motorola have also seen significant sales growth, but none currently have rivals Apple or Samsung.
Undoubtedly, the statistics for the next quarter will be even more interesting as the launch of iPhone X on November 3 is expected to have a substantial increase in sales and market share.