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Apple reclaims the smartphone share top from Android in the US, buoyed by the iPhone 5 sales

0. phoneArena 27 Nov 2012, 07:39 posted on

The researchers from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech just released their current market share survey, and Apple netted 48.1%, against Android's collective 46.7%, buoyed by the breakneck iPhone 5 sales...

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posted on 27 Nov 2012, 09:03

20. oister85 (Posts: 497; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

That's true here in the states ppl don't care about phone awesome specs. The people just buy the iPhone becouse is popular amongs them.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 08:55

17. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

Italians are so stupid (I'm Italian, so I can say it... :) ), they're so loyal to Nokia that they are the only one to buy windows phone!

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 09:00 1

19. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)

A good question to ask would be how many of the iPhone 4 @ $.99 and the 4S @ 99.99 are accounting for iPhone sales. My store sells 20 iPhone 4 and 4S's to every iPhone 5, so I suggest that people are going more for cheap rather than premium at this point concerning the iPhone. I also suggest that if this is true at other locations, then even the title of this article is wrong. I don't see that the graph on the left differentiates between the phones. Just food for thought from what I see every day at work.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 09:20

24. cdgoin (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)

Not bad that PRE Windows Phone 8 release WP had a +11% share in Italy.

Curious what the 4th Qtr results will be. T-mobile has been constantly backlogged in the stores on 8X and 910 models, in the stores. Online they seem to have been fairly available.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 09:39 2

26. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

U.S. teens are the worst ..

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 10:01 1

31. yajia1 (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)

I'm sure that a big chunk of that iOS share is coming from the 3GS, 4 and 4S. As these people who buy iPhones are the cheap people who can't buy phones off-contract. iPhone4 is now free.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 11:33 1

35. Schmao (Posts: 358; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)

The iPhone 5 is a good device, but I know I'm not the only one who was disappointed. Basically they just took a 4S, slapped a larger screen on it, and called it a day.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 12:55 1

36. tedkord (Posts: 11890; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Misleading headline. This is only sales for a period of time. Market share is overall numbers, and overall Android is still leading iOS in the US by a healthy amount. Its still an impressive feat.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 14:25

41. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)

If it was the other way around fandroids will be claiming victory but when is not they even do a background check on the source.. too funny .. can't take defeat..

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 14:47

43. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)

I don't doubt that iPhones are selling well, I just don't think it's the iPhone 5 driving iPhone sales. I see tons of 4's and 4S's sold, close to a rate of 20 to 1 compared to the iPhone 5's. More people are going for the cheaper option. I'd hardly call what I've seen in my store "breakneck" speed of sales for iPhone 5's. All I'm doubting is ther percentage of iPhones being sold being mostly 5's.

I could be wrong, but I'm just going on what I've seen at my store.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 17:08

44. snowgator (Posts: 3597; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Okay, so the iPhone 5 continues to do well, especially here in the US. It is also trending up in a few European markets. I am not going to drop off the Earth from the shock of that surprise. Also not going to pee myself from the shocking revelation that Android is selling well.

I expect the 4th quarter results to be promising for the future of Nokia, but totally dominated worldwide by Android and Apple to have held up well from year on year results. For that matter, so does every other mobile enthusiast. It is not hard to gauge this year.

Next year? More fun. Android and iOS will of course be 1 & 2, but how well will BB10 turn out? How will WP8 have grown, and what will come from new devices? Will any of these smaller OS rollouts (Tizen, Firefox, new Meego) have any traction?

That will be fun......

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 17:31

45. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 138; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)

"The researchers from Kantar Worldpanel just released their current market share estimates,"

The key words, "RESEARCHERS" and "Estimates". So someone wants to write about this base of a researcher? Not the facts of actually how they did by the reports. So I want to know is does this research comes from?

How funny when there are facts to bring out the report of much product they really sold by the vendors. But they have bust out the "RESEARCHERS"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Another amazing part of Apple's Marketing Department!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 18:07

46. MC1123 (Posts: 1255; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

i think the only market that apple dont fail is in its mainland... the US of A!

im pretty much sure everywhere, android, nokia, blackberry rules!

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 23:27 1

48. Sick49er (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

had the droid 1, droid x, fascinate, and the thunderbolt! got a iphone 5 when it came out "a month ago" and I WILL NEVER GO ANDROID AGAIN! iphone all the way :D

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 04:28

49. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

android's reign at the top has ended in my opinion. I also believe that Windows Phone will gain a significant share of the smartphone market over the next 12 months.

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