The latest data collected by the analytical company Kantar show how sales of the iPhone have grown 6.4% in the United States during the end of 2016.
Apple's earnings have also grown in seven of the top nine markets monitored by the marketing intelligence company.
According to the company, the Christmas holidays have helped three models of iPhone to overcome the growth of Android smartphones, especially those of Samsung:
"The iPhone 7, the iPhone 7 Plus, and the iPhone 6s have been the most popular smartphones in the United States at the start of the Christmas holidays, with a share of 31.3% among the three."
IPhone sales have grown in America and Europe
The most dramatic increase in iPhone sales has been in the UK, where share has risen 9.1%. But it has also grown in Spain, Australia, France, Italy, the United States and Japan .
On the other hand, as we anticipated in the headline, Android has seen how its share has fallen considerably in the countries mentioned above, except in Italy.
Apple gained 31.3% of sales of smartphones and Samsung 28.9%
Apple has only lowered its sales in two countries, in China (down 5.4%) and Germany (3.2%). But overall Apple has been the great winner of the Christmas holidays, obviously due to the launch of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus .
"THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 AND THE GALAXY S7 EDGE HAVE BEEN THE FOURTH AND FIFTH BEST-SELLING SMARTPHONE IN THE UNITED STATES, WITH SAMSUNG CAPTURING 28.9% SALES."
Even so, sales of Android smartphones continue to outperform iPhone sales worldwide . Something logical since Apple is very difficult to compete with so many companies. For example, as you will see in the image that we have attached, in Spain have sold 13% of iPhones and 86.5% of Android smartphones.