Apple recaptures the lead in U.S. smartphone market share during December
0. phoneArena 27 Jan 2014, 15:45 posted on
According to stats compiled by Counterpoint Research, in the U.S. during the just passed holiday season, Apple took over the top spot in smartphone market share. The iPhone grabbed 43% of the market during the festive period, while Samsung's slice of the stateside smartphone pie slumped to 30% from 34%. The success of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 had given Samsung the lead in November, but the Apple iPhone 5s was helped by Black Friday discounts...
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19. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
And yet Apple didn't sell enough iToys, so their share price is off ~6% as a result.
27. nctx77 (Posts: 2057; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
Please! A record 51,000,000 sold. They just missed the Wall Street guesstimate lol! Now, if you don't mind, post those Samsung numbers please. Thank you.
43. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 526; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)
This is US market share only. Would like to see world market share. Apple likely quite not as strong outside US
29. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
The next 7 months is going to be brutal for them.
31. nctx77 (Posts: 2057; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
Yeah for Sammy. I hope you don't think Apple will be quite until September lol!
41. Kishin (Posts: 704; Member since: 30 May 2013)
Not really-because apple can hold their grounds.
2. darkkjedii (Posts: 21734; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Just make sure that the iPhone 6 is a grand slam. I'm waiting patiently and ready to Camp out and get that 128 GB gold iPhone
9. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
so if it isn't a grandslam, like no others before it, then what? raw raw iFollowers only look one direction regardless of the S ame ol S hit year after year.
p.s. I have no idea what phone I will get next, could be anything really, I am not bound to that ancient religion that hasn't conjured up anything other than a S hit since the very first i hit and it feels great, my future is unwritten, unlike iFollowers :(
12. darkkjedii (Posts: 21734; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I "look" both ways before I cross the street. I once hit a "grand slam" in a softball game at Lorenzi park here in Las Vegas, I don't like "raw raw" meat, "I follow directions", I wear the "S ame" shoes to the gym, I "S hit" regularly due to a high fiber diet
36. lyndon420 (Posts: 4460; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Hey dark...how's it going bud? Been awhile. This comment of yours ( and others to follow in this thread ) is very much unlike the dark I'm used to. Since when did you allow yourself to fall into this type of mindset where facts and research are pushed aside in favor of bashing?
37. darkkjedii (Posts: 21734; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Couldn't help myself Lyndon, had to lower my standards for a sec. How've u been?
18. darkkjedii (Posts: 21734; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Your future is too written. It goes like this, tomorrow and the day after, and the day after tomorrow, and the day after the day after tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow next week, and after tomorrow of the week after next, you'll be a no life having apple bashing apple hating blind android fanboy, who's not in very good shape and has no girl, just your android device. See I wrote your future, hence it is written.
22. Kishin (Posts: 704; Member since: 30 May 2013)
Its just that my 2 siblings have popular android phone like samsung and LG and i used them. So far i find iphone better to use.
I really like large screens on android phones though.
24. darkkjedii (Posts: 21734; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Me too, I just feel (for me) iOS gets more things right. Unlike these one sided fanboys, I actually own both 2013 flagships, I run them head to head a lot, it gets interesting.
30. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
one side fanboys, lol, kettle, dark!.. You only buy iOS cause you 'feel' it does more right, if it does more right you say, it's at the expense of 1000 other things wrong, or waiting, or size, or features or, or, or... You get one phone to pick yearly and 'hope' for a grandslam yet, never has apple hit a grandslam, never, not once, not even iPhone 1, while the best of it's kind for a few years was hardly a grandslam, and if it was, grow up, that was 6 years ago. I can buy any tech from any maker, even apple ... cause i am not a blind fanboy, you give sith a bad name. ya i know you are not a sith for the hundredth time! geez
32. domfonusr (Posts: 384; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)
Yes, there are people who buy the iPhone because they feel like it does more right - and that is fine, because perception is everything. They could care less about benchmarks or direct measurements: that is the scientific end of it... but there is so much more to it than a scientific head-to-head. Most people I know who have an iPhone (not because of work) bought it because the iPhone transcends the world of logic and goes into the realm of art. Even though the specs might be behind the latest top Android handsets, iOS still runs very nicely on the new iPhones. And iOS is their preference - you can scream the specs at them all you want, and they will not listen.
I know enough to know that the iPhone is solid, whether in hardware or software. Does it do everything that any Android phone can do? Probably not, but it does all of the things that are important to a typical iPhone user. Android is about always doing more and more incredible and amazing stuff. The iPhone is more about doing a few less things, but doing them much more solidly and reliably. In the end, it boils down to preference, and the iPhone has refinement and appeal down to an art.
I will probably never own an iPhone. I like how reliable they are, and how smooth they run, but I like to tinker just a little too much, and iPhones are not made for quite the amount of tinkering that I like to do. That, and I like to be a little different from everyone else around me (I live in a neighborhood full of iPhone owners). Now that I have an Android phone myself (finally - a friend just gifted their old used smartphone to me), I can explore that world and get back into tinkering... not as much as I used to with Symbian, but still just enough to be interesting.
38. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Tinker away - I switched out my kernel on my Nexus 5 and sometimes I get 4 days on one charge, with light usage.
42. domfonusr (Posts: 384; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)
Yeah, I'm trying not to rock the boat too much so soon, and I don't want to mess the thing up by accident. When I modded Nokia's, I used a really nice ROM cooker, and a really reliable connector set, and I never had any issues with any of my custom ROMs... that, and I knew Symbian inside and out, but I just don't know my way around the inner workings of Android enough to feel certain of myself yet. It helps that I had a Nokia N800 running Maemo Linux for a while, but I am still having to get used to a whole new system structure. I have played with the basic settings, added just a handful of free apps that I liked and wanted, and tried to optimize the flow of the UI just a little bit by tweaking the settings strategically. I sort of like the UI as is, as it has nice features and is organized. I think I would like to remove some of the Sprint apps that I would never use, but there aren't too many of those so it isn't a huge deal anyway.
I still want to be able to possibly use this phone as a phone some day, and be able to activate it on Sprint if I get the chance to get off of my folks' plan on AT&T. Thus I am trying to be careful. It's only been a couple days, anyway.
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7. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
Yup...just barely hanging on to that edge. So whose selling all those Windows phones if it isnt Nokia? (Didn't PA mention rise in WP sales...LIES?)
8. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Doesn't this usually always and expected to happen due to the fact that's when the iPhone is released.
10. jellmoo (Posts: 1632; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
Er... The iPhone 5s was released in September. This chart is about US market share for December. So... no?