As we predicted when Apple initiated iPhone Upgrade Program in USA in September 2015
, Apple is well-positioned to surpass BLU being the largest vendor in this segment. It comes true.
According to the latest report from our WSS services: US Unlocked Smartphone Vendor Share : Q4 2016
, US unlocked smartphone market grew +20% YoY in 2016. Apple overtook BLU being the largest vendor in the faster-growing segment during Q4 2016, mainly thanks to strong replacement sales
of iPhone Upgrade Program users.
BLU, Samsung, Motorola, Huawei, LG and Google are also among the major players in this category.
Our extensive report contains quarterly unlocked smartphone shipments and marketshare for the top 15 vendors in the United States from 2013 through Q4 2016. The report also contains US unlocked smartphone forecasts, as well as unlocked iPhone forecasts from 2012 through 2022.