Mobile phone market swinging towards Samsung and Apple
There seems to be a mobile phone race going on in the market. Samsung and Apple are fighting it out for who will be the top manufacturer in UK homes. According to a recent survey, about 50 per cent of the market share is in Apple and Samsung’s corner. In fact, the two have 53.3 per cent of the total market.
The interesting bit about this battle between the two manufacturers is the mobile phone recycling that has been going on. Apple recently released the Apple 4S that created an immediate change wherein phones were being recycled at the plants around the UK. Many old Apple iPhones and several other brands such as Blackberry entered the recycled market. Samsung was actually not one to be high on the list of mobile phones recycled. Yet, we know the market share is up for how many Samsung phones are in the possession of UK residents. It seems that the change will have more Samsungs in a year or two going to the recycle centres.
There is also another thought all-together in terms of the Samsung phone. Samsung may have a technology or the type of users that do not feel the need to upgrade their phone constantly to something new. It may be that an owner waits until the Samsung is completely dead before they move on to a new phone. We will just have to wait and see if Samsung hits the mobile phone recycling market higher in the list in coming months than it has so far.