With the release of Apple’s larger screen iPhone 6 series, the Cupertino, California-based company has put a big dent in Samsung’s dominant slice of the home turf market.
Apple captured a record 33 percent market share in South Korea for the month of November, which was the highest ever for a foreign brand. This caused Samsung’s share to drop to 46 percent after hovering around 60 percent for the five months prior.
This according to a report released Wednesday by Hong Kong-based market research company Counterpoint.
“iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have made a difference here, denting the competition’s phablet sales,” Counterpoint analyst Tom Kang said. “If there was a better supply of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus 64 GB and 128 GB models, then Apple’s share could have climbed to the 40 percent level.”
The Latest Haps
A plan to lower the speed limit of all of roads in Busan from the current 60 kilometers per hour to 50 kilometers per hour will be promoted.
Subway line 1’s new extension from Sinpyeong to Dadae-po is expected to open on April 20th.
The city office is going to create an access road on Gwangan Bridge to help combat traffic congestion in Centum City.
The monthly Ha Ha Hole returns this Friday night and it’s looking for female comics to take center stage.
Psychedelic shoegaze from New Zealand, Moses, will be performing in Busan Friday, March 10, on the Busan leg of their Whareama album release tour.
Around 2,000 people are expected to be involved in Marvel Comics “Black Panther” shooting in Busan.
The nation’s favorite boat festival sets sail for the fourth year.
The Busan International Women’s Association is hosting a “Mardi Gras Ball” on Saturday, April 22nd at the Haeundae Grand Hotel.
The Paradise Hotel’s third floor Chinese restaurant ‘Nampoong’ has introduced a new dim sum course meal for spring.
One of Busan’s most legendary watering holes is celebrating its 15th anniversary this Friday night.
Jeju Air will hold a big promotional event with great prices on domestic and international tickets from the 23rd of March through the 5th of April.
Check out this video from the city that shows the top eight spring flower spots in Busan.
The opening ceremony of Gyeongnam’s Jinhae Naval Port Festival, the nation’s largest spring flower festival, is coming up in 10 days.
Drivers will have to pay for their parking at the attached parking area of Sajik Stadium starting from the next month.
The Lotte Giants, will have a special “Lee Dae Ho Cheering Zone” at the opening home game on April 4th and the first weekend home game on April 8th.