If the latest statistics from an analytics firm called Mixpanel are true, then the iPhone could very well be on the verge of accounting for over 20 percent off the entire iPhone market share. If the current flagship’s growth continues at this rate soon enough its going to overtake the iPhone 4S to clinch the second slot of the most popular Apple smartphone. Its plastic touting sibling, the iPhone 5c, isn’t doing nearly as well, which can come to be expected of it now.
Currently the iPhone 5 enjoys the most market share, with 32.65 percent. iPhone 4S sits in second place with 23.94 percent. During the week of March 3rd, the iPhone 5s accounted for 19.31 percent of all active iPhones, which means that it won’t take long for it to cross the iPhone 4S. Trailing behind the current flagship are iPhone 4, which stills holds a respectable 15.43 percent. iPhone 5c barely makes it to the top five with just 6.34 percent.
Its unlikely that the situation might change for the plastic iPhone in the near future. In fact a recent report claimed that as many as three million unsold iPhone 5c units are gathering dust, only because there’s not enough demand in the market, at least not enough to rival the iPhone 5s in any way.
Mixpanel compiles these statistics through the billions of user actions it handles per month. Since this particular graph deals with the new iPhones, the data is based on over 194.3 billion events recorded from September 9th, 2013 to March 3rd, 2014.