Apple’s iPhone could be facing a downturn in overall consumer interest in key markets including Singapore and Hong Kong, according to a report from Reuters based on StatCounter traffic figures from this past weekend. StatCounter found that across 3 million websites for which it monitors traffic, Apple’s share of mobile devices represented in the overall mix in Singapore dropped from 72 percent in January last year to 50 percent this month, with Android climbing from 20 percent to 43 percent in the same time frame. There is good news, however: Southeast Asia is adopting smartphones at a very fast clip, with consumers increasing their buying of those types of devices 78 percent between September 2011 and September 2012, Reuters says. That means that even if Apple is getting less of the pie in trend-setting cities like Hong Kong, it’s still probably not in danger of seeing its overall subscriber growth slow all that much in Asia in non-relative terms. Still, in Hong Kong, iOS traffic accounts for 30 percent of traffic measured by StatCounter, down from 45 percent one year ago, and Android is now up to around two-thirds of all traffic.
The full story can be read/found on StatCounter’s iOS Web Traffic Measurement Shows Apple’s Asia Appeal May Be Waning