x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA
  • Options
    Close






Apple recaptures top spot in the U.S. in September, dropping Samsung to number two

0. phoneArena 21 Oct 2013, 13:12 posted on

Analytic firm Counterpoint Research has released a report that shows strong sales in the U.S. for the Apple iPhone; led by the launch of the Apple iPhone 5s and the Apple iPhone 5c, the iPhone had 39% of the U.S. smartphone market last month, up from 14% in August. That was enough for Apple to leapfrog its top rival as Korean based Samsung saw its U.S. share tumble from 37% to 29%...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 13:23 12

1. datphoneguy (Posts: 154; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


Wow, what a shocker! It seems like Apple may have released a new handset or two in September........

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 17:50 5

53. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The best above the rest.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 18:01 2

56. tedkord (Posts: 12314; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Only in your wildest dreams.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 20:16 3

66. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


No dream. Just reality.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 18:35 1

57. joey_sfb (Posts: 6044; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Congratulation to Apple and their manufacturing partners such as Foxconn, LG, Sharp and Samsung... who could forget you for all the parts.

Maybe can congratulate all the off shore banks that Apple going to invest in as well..

A lot of people don't like to hear from me but know that i speak the truth.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 20:28 2

69. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


And this is only in U.S.
Not internationally.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 20:49 1

70. darkkjedii (Posts: 22159; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


A few non-Samsung suppliers include Broadcom Corp. BRCM +0.59% , which provided Bluetooth and Wi-Fi chips, Maxim Integrated Products Inc. MXIM -0.16% , which provided a power management chip, and Triquint Semiconductor Inc., TQNT +2.78% which provided some wireless chips.

Everyone has partners

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 11:21

79. quakan (Posts: 1381; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


A lot of people here are thinking to themselves, " Who is joey_sfb?"

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 19:42 2

63. javac (Posts: 102; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)


Dude verizon reported that they had no increase in iphone sales from before the iphone release... im just wondering if these numbers are purely what the carriers bought. cause i can say we sat on all of them for 2 weeks before we sold 1 of them and then about 1 month till we reached 6 sold. im going to say that these numbers are incorrect

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 19:58 1

65. javac (Posts: 102; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)


Alan your graphs and what your saying dont even add up dude. i would say your credibility took a hit by making this post. at least in my eyes i can't trust what you say now. Verizon said they didn't see any growth at all in iphone sales but yet your posting very biased about this topic and twisting the facts. i work for Verizon so i can attest that the facts that your giving are extremely false. It might be carrier bought but those are not the real sale numbers for the iphone. You should post more unbiased because it hurts your credibility when you do this. -1

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 18:59

60. Tommy1960i (Posts: 119; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


If Apple will release a bigger screen iPhone next year many of the best android handsets will die. iOS 8 will of course have something new.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 19:28 4

62. Finalflash (Posts: 3229; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


It is already too late for Apple to move into that space successfully. No note 3 user or the like will go to an Apple product with less functionality (at least not many) because the phablet really does need that extra bit of software flexibility to really be useful. Plus, we will see how well Apple does in designing their phablets without ruining their "fragmentation" advantage next year (always next year). The iPhone 5 launched to several apps putting black bars above and below to make it not stretch badly, now add two more to the sides.

As for Apple's current advantage, they have gone uncontested in the small, powerful phone market, but thanks to Sony, that will soon change drastically. Most likely we will see a flood of powerful small phones and that race will begin (smaller and powerful). The Z1f already has better specs than the iPhone in most regards, when the rest of the Android OEMs join in, it is likely that Apple will lose some market share because they have dominated that market the monopolist way, not the competitive way.

Good thing Apple hasn't learned from its past behavior and is still crippling their older phones with software updates that don't help. That was a good enough reason for me to choose Android, probably will be again for a lot of old Apple customers (those without short memories anyway).

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 20:20

67. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


"It is already too late for Apple to move into that space successfully. No note 3 user or the like will go to an Apple product with less functionality "

EXACTLY!!!!!

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 02:23 1

74. iGeek (Posts: 171; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Sorry to tell you that you are a blind fanboy. The iPad Mini wasn't the first 7 inch tablet and yet its now the most popular tablet. I think you just need to calm down and stop acting like a philopsher as if you know something.
And hey fragmentation definition is not about Apps support !!!
I'm serious, android fans stop giving fragmentation a definition that fits your mood ! Get over it !
Peace :)

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 13:38 1

2. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Well it was expected....iOS7 is something new and people always want to try something new!!

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 13:40 3

3. NexusPhan (Posts: 625; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Nothing to do with iOS 7. Has all to do with the timing of different manufacturers phone releases.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 15:26 7

31. ˇಠ_ಠˇ (Posts: 40; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


Lol the Galaxy Note 3 was just released. Try again NexusPhanboy.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 18:50 1

58. tedkord (Posts: 12314; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The Note 3 is a niche product. It was like when the GS4 was released.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 20:24

68. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


"The Note 3 is a niche product."

LOL. We remember, how 5" was aslo "niche product" not long ago.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 13:42 9

4. alaw.14 (Posts: 227; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


Congradulations phonearena your favorite company is back on top!!!!.......Alot of people dont care!!

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 13:47 4

5. HASHTAG (unregistered)


*A lot. And once Apple is #2 again, what is your response going to be? And apparently a lot of people would care if their sales top at #1.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 13:50 11

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You began a sentence with the word 'and' two times in a row...

On topic: Apple takes the month of September, and Samsung will step up and take the lead for the rest of the year.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 15:30 6

33. ˇಠ_ಠˇ (Posts: 40; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


Wow he should have a perfect writing style in all his comments. How dare he use "and" twice? Why didn't he spend half an hour preparing his comment which is obviously one of the most incredibly important sentences he will say in his life? Honestly PapaSmurf... why do you feel the need to do that.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 15:32 3

34. ˇಠ_ಠˇ (Posts: 40; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


It's grammatically correct to use and twice and hashtag u dont need to be nasty either ... seriously guys just stop.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 16:29 2

46. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Actually, it's grammatically incorrect and an abomination of the English language. Doesn't really matter because this country is quickly on its' way to hell in a hand basket. And, Apple allegedly being on top (probably another one of their marketing ploys), even for a brief stint, will do absolutely nothing to change our iLL-fated destiny. But, at least have solace in knowing that your English is deplorable.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 00:33 1

72. ˇಠ_ಠˇ (Posts: 40; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


Actually it's gramatically correct and by that logic you made a mistake in starting your last two sentences with the conjunctions "and" and "but."

If you really want to start correcting people's grammar here are your corrections:

*its not it

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 00:41 1

73. ˇಠ_ಠˇ (Posts: 40; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


*its not its'

You should never put a comma after starting a sentence with a conjunction so it's "And" not "And," and "But" not "But,".

Your second sentence is not a complete sentence.

Unlike Hashtag, you probably should take the time to think about what you write...

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 04:39

77. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Being a Grammar Nazi is my job around here, so try looking for something else to do.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 04:36

76. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You forgot a comma in one of your sentences just wanted to let you know.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 16:51

48. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Ok Mom. Anything else you want me to do?

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories