Annoying iPhone Problems Expected On Christmas Day

As Christmas Day dawns around the world, countless smartphones will be unwrapped, including the latest iPhones. Even if sales of the iOS handsets are falling below Apple’s expectations, there’s still a lot of activations, app downloads, and software updates to process. And that means new users should get ready for some short-term disappointment.
Last year, Apple’s iPhone was the leading device to be activated over the holidays, with a 44 percent share of the market. Samsung came in second with 26 percent, and Huawei third on 5 percent. TechCrunch’s Sarah Perez reported at the time:

Apple devices accounted for 44 percent of smartphone and tablet activations over the holidays, with nearly a third of those coming from new devices including the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X, according to new data from Flurry Analytics out this morning. However, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6 actually took the top two spots in terms of Apple activations, at 15.1 percent and 14.9 percent, respectively.

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