Apple still the most popular smartphone maker in the U.S, Android the top platform
0. phoneArena 04 Apr 2014, 15:43 posted on
There are multiple ways to measure market share. Some outlets measure advertising impressions, or from surveys, which are not the most accurate measures. Some measure device shipments or sales, which is better, but sales figures can be hard to come by. And, some measure by extrapolating from data gathered by a huge network of tracking software. This last option is the one chosen by comScore, which has new data on how Apple and Android are faring in the U.S....
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7. Finalflash (Posts: 1903; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Everyone ignore the baiting, make him waste his pretend popcorn (and possibly his evening since that is all he does).
14. bucky (Posts: 1574; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Lol coming from a top hater like you I find that funny
18. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
What's even funnier it's coming from you who loves Apple and dislikes other platform and brands,,,,
36. stealthd (Posts: 980; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
I think you've confused something funny with something that isn't actually funny at all
21. Ninetysix (Posts: 1679; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Keep them coming. The day is still young :)
23. Finalflash (Posts: 1903; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
So far so good, no one is really trolling much.
25. Ninetysix (Posts: 1679; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
The fandriods are speechless since these articles defy their Apple is dead logic.They can't do anything else but press that thumbs up icon. Yipee!!!
30. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
And where was all the Apple fans and users when Apple patents blablabla pathetic patents which already exists and already has been used by other Oems, not even a single user or the regular poster where to be seen on those articles,,,, they all runaway and hide.
43. refillable (Posts: 673; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)
Dunno what's wrong with these kind arguments. I think Apple vs Android argument is kinda old nowadays. We all know that android is better right?
44. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Day and night difference
47. Ninetysix (Posts: 1679; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Apple is a company and Android is a mobile OS. Not sure why you're comparing those two...lol.
48. refillable (Posts: 673; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)
Sorry, I mean iOS... Got a little bit confused by PA news' title.
61. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
but the article is based on Android ios and apple... shares and volumes and market capital.
so he has a valid point
31. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Except Ninetysix and Darkkjedi causing flame wars
Smart classic trolls,,,,
3. Sauce (unregistered)
Pretty interesting considering the amount of Android devices out there. Nice stats to both, respectfully.
4. Astoni (Posts: 573; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
U.S yes :p. I'm not denying that apple is a good smartphone maker but i've been traveling alot and as far as i've seen i'd say they don't have that huge margins in Europe :p.
9. Sauce (unregistered)
From what I hear, all you see in Italy, spain, and others are iPhones
13. Astoni (Posts: 573; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
Never been to italy, might be half true :), Germany,sweden,france etc is mostly android handsets everywhere :p. Tbh i'd like to see some windows phones alot more. I'm not a big fan of WP but better competition means better phones in the future :D!
17. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Wp8.1 has not even past Androids Eclair 2.1 in features.
Android and iOS leads while BB and WP follows. Better phones are always from Android, and it's has come to a stage that Android can ease while others catch up.
20. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Man you are the ultimate fandroid, comparing WP8.1 to Android 2.1. You need some professional help dude!
32. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
No I'm not a Fandroid but enjoy every platform and brand
22. tedkord (Posts: 5264; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Android has over 90% share in Spain. And in Italy, Android has 70% while WP passed iOS in Q3 2013.
27. darkkjedii (Posts: 12624; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Apples business model isn't market share, it's profit margin, which they lead in. Post those numbers bro.
34. Sauce (unregistered)
This man is correct.
38. PBXtech (Posts: 983; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
You sound proud they overcharge you for their phones. Both Apple and Samsung charge too much, and HTC isn't much behind them either.
40. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
But they don't care! It has a Apple logo what counts more that it makes it look " cool and trendy "
And getting rinsed out by giving an outdated screen and 2009 battery along with stingy 1Gb Ram and cheap recycled aluminium which costed Apple so less to pay for parts but in return rips of its users providing a subpar featureless phone, costing an arm and a leg.
50. apple4never (Posts: 974; Member since: 08 May 2013)
@ darkkjedi is that you in your pic?? gheez man how much do you lift
53. darkkjedii (Posts: 12624; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
That's me bro, current bench max is 415, dead lift 550, squat 525, military press 225 for 2 reps. No roids either, just hard consistent work. I laugh at the PA insults, cuz I know they'd never say it to my face lol.
58. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
They are saying it in front of your face!
So know you upload a picture of you showing how big and massive you are, "stop showing off"
So insulting you and getting criticised cause you love Apple, doesn't makes us a bully, but a guiden to wisdom and reality.
I'm no pussicat to,,,,
60. darkkjedii (Posts: 12624; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Uhhhhhh huh, in my Butt Head voice. Dude, whatever the hell you posted, it made absolutely no sense. Please please please, come again. I told you, I won't respond to you unless you use proper grammar. I had to make an exception for this ridiculous post lol. "Guiden", what the hell is a guiden lol? "Criticised" LMAOOOOO, I think you meant criticized. Ok now, no more responses, unless you use proper grammar young man. Geeeewiz dude... Don't ever enter a spelling bee "pussicat to,,,,".
63. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
YOU DO HAVE A BRAIN DONT YOU, GUIDE, GUIDED, GUIDENT, similar plaurals,,,, i was in a such hurry that i couldnt be bothred...
your making a big deal on very tiny small things which you understand but smart classic troll like you wants to hype this thing about grammar, cause you couldnt attack you bring in the
AD HOMINEM ATTACK
66. darkkjedii (Posts: 12624; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
See ya next week. Your calling sauce and I trolls, but looks who's limited. Simply come to the site to talk tech, and respect others opinions bro.
55. Cicero (Posts: 497; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)
Do you think Apple want more sales in EU than they have now? For the sake of their "margin business". LOL
28. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Android is in every other device and thus the market share. From a Galaxy Y to a Galaxy Why o Why :P
24. Finalflash (Posts: 1903; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
I see a lot of iPhones in the UK and mainly 5s ones too. But there is a lot of brand diversity on the tubes in London for the most part. Lots of Sony and HTC phones too with plenty of S4s.
33. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
I thought English UK consumers were smart clever upto date intelligent people, but looks like there are full of Dimebar people
35. Sauce (unregistered)
Does this mean you're from the UK?
37. stealthd (Posts: 980; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
That sounds like something a Fandroid would say, and not someone who "enjoys every platform and brand"
46. Meleagru (Posts: 84; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)
Android has about 90% marketshare in Spain. The biggest European country for Apple is UK, mainly because of the language. Android is killing it everywhere else.
54. Cicero (Posts: 497; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)
You are wrong. First android, especially Samsung, second wp and then ios. Android is far ahead of others.
57. boosook (Posts: 1090; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Quite the contrary (and I live in Italy). During the last 3-4 years, the shift from Apple to Android has been huge, though most of them are Samsungs. You will also see some Nokias around, especially in the hands of younger and less technological people. WP is more popular in Europe than in the US, and in Italy even more. Apple and M$ share the same market share (around 10-15% each). Many exhibit their Nokias or Samsungs proudly, and would not exchange them for an iphone. Yes, the iphone is still an object of desire for many, and it has its loyal users, but what happened in Europe (except maybe UK) is that Apple is now a niche, while most people use Android and just don't care much about Apple and its phones. So if some years ago it could be true that Android's users were people who wanted an iphone but could not afford it, I'd say that this has changed a lot.
5. grahaman27 (Posts: 349; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
What's new? That has been true since 2009.
6. twens (Posts: 699; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
Clearly you don't read well. It doesn't matter the number row androids out there. If you want a fair comparison when it comes to IOS and android it's apple and Samsung. Those other Android manufacturers are not making any impact. So the truth is apple rules in the US but the US is not the world. Samsung is still king when you look at the big picture. Like it or not Sammy is android.
8. Finalflash (Posts: 1903; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
For now it is, but largely because until the G2 and Z1 and even the HTC One series, Samsung literally had the market all to themselves. They were the only ones making good phones, everyone else was kind of just getting their act together. This year everyone has good offerings and so we shall see the real difference being made this year. Small gains this time will lead to big numbers and real pitched battles next year. It can only get better from here.
39. stealthd (Posts: 980; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
Yeah. . . LG and Sony aren't really improving in the US. LG's marketing is awful, Sony's is non-existant and their phone is only on T-Mobile. They have competitive phones but not very competitive business strategies, in the states anyway.
10. robert26101 (Posts: 85; Member since: 21 Mar 2014)
Samsungs luck can change anytime. Back in with 2010 HTC had 24% of the market. The mighty can fall.
16. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1291; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
It's not about falling. It's about having options. I don't want Samsung to control 80% of Android with all others sucking. I want to pick multiple flagships from every Android OEM. I want Motorola to make a 6 inch phablet that competes with the Note. And that's coming from a Note 3 owner.
I'm a Android fanboy; not a Samsung fanboy. I've own 1 HTC, 2 Motorola and 3 Samsung Android phones.
11. Option58 (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)
You can't say sammy is android cuz it's not true. Sammy does have huge market share but others are not that unimportant. EG: My personal life friends all have HTC, Nokia, Motorola, Huawei and Xperia. But they have sammy in large number,also.
19. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
You'd expect Apple to be at the top in the US, since its their home country. But outside that country, iPhones are not that popular. That's not to say they don't sell, but they are dwarfed by Android and in some countries, WP. Apple really needs to get some traction in emerging markets. They'll no doubt be selling millions and be earning alot of money, but only for now. The US smartphone market is saturating, and most of the growth is gonna come from emerging markets like China, India, Africa etc. And in all those places, Apple have little to no presence. They need to release a really affordable iPhone to gain traction in these markets, which are the future. Or they may be heading downwards. Remember, every giant has fallen from the top due to complacency (eg. Nokia & BB). Apple must learn from others mistakes and try not to repeat history.
42. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6736; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Iphones are even more expensive outside the U.S. which not too many people can afford
45. stealthd (Posts: 980; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
They are on top in the US, of device makers. Android is from the US too you know, but it's only on top when you group multiple companies together.
Emerging markets don't generate a lot of profit, so Apple really doesn't need to consider them much. In Apple's past case with Samsung, it was revealed that phones like their original Galaxy S get easily outsold by their cheaper phones like the Galaxy Prevail, but the Galaxy S made them much more money in terms of profit. Market share is a pretty empty bragging point, it doesn't necessarily make them more money.
52. Whopyourass (unregistered)
Precisely stealthd, when ur doing business, the thing that is of most vital importance is to make money so you can continue to function. All these android makers are just trying to fight Apple by cutting prices and offering their phones that end up generating a sizeable profit ONLY if you sell them by the gazillions. Unfortunately, there is also a limit in the number of smartphone users to keep renewing their contracts with. Thats the problem when all makers adopt a universal platform like Android, competing with one another for the share of the pie, and you end up having only Samscrap making money out of it. But very soon Samscrap may even end up having to pay $30-$40 per phone when it loses the patent war with Apple. Victory is at hand. Wooo ~~!
56. Cicero (Posts: 497; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)
So it was the same with apple osX and windows. Win have a lot of hardware manufacturers with their os and Apple is an indide business, like ios and android. Their choice of doing business.