This is raw data and without additional research you just have to accept the figures.
You see many comments like should I get an iPhone6 or an S5 so no informed choice as these phones are almost exact opposites
A lot of iPhone purchases are just to own iphones with some opting to get 2 year pre-owned iPhone than a new upto date non iPhone
China may be experiencing this I have to have an iPhone but China also has Xiaomi, Lenovo which can be obtained for a fraction of the cost
The record breaking sales Apple is generating will be IMO iPhones held for longer as more premium (in this case PRICE) are held fo longer.
Apple have a long established history of minimal increase in eg the specs of the iPhone6 show it to be a larger display IPhone5.
The 8Mp camera and 1.4Ghz Dual Cor ae well behind that of Xiaomi, Lenovo anf both these most other brands are a fraction of the price of an iPhone.
Apple faces an uphill battle now China has become an important market, and really can't make any significant increase in specs with the iPhone6S iPhone7? and the price it charges
I read this article and was shocked considering reverses all the articles of 6 months ago when Apple was losing ground and the biggest seller was again Xiaomi, Lenovo.
Making fun of these iHaters have got way too easy, this isnt that fun anymore. Apple you are doing way too well :D
China's market is becoming more lucrative than America's, perfect time to peak. We need more ads from Samsung bashing Apple. LOL