The Note 7 fiasco may have been a disaster for Samsung, but it seems the Korean company's loss was Apple s gain.

According to recent sales data from Kantar Worldpanel, iOS has just experienced its strongest rate of growth in two years.

In the US, Apple s operating system grew 7 percent compared to the same August 1 to October 31 period from last year.

The rise from 33.5 percent of smartphone sales to 40.5 percent was doubtlessly helped by the Note 7 s failure, but strong iPhone 7 sales were also a contributing factor.

The lack of a headphone jack was thought to have put many consumers off buying Apple's latest handset, but Kantar doesn t believe this to the case.

The lack of the headphone jack has proved to be a non-issue for US iPhone consumers," the site s analysts claim.

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