Apple's iPhone big in the States, Android dominating everywhere else
Data from researchers from Kantar analyzing the 12-week period ending November 25 showed the iPhone surge to grab a record 53% share of the U.S. market and up from 37% last year.
Android on the other hand has gone down in share to 42% from its commanding 53% share in the same period last year.
Big news is that RIM has lost a huge chunk of its market share and from 7%, now only holds 1.4% of the market.
On the other side of the pond it’s a whole different story. Europe’s biggest markets like Germany and France are dominated by Android. Spain is one glaring example of a country that just does not like the iPhone. There, Apple’s smartphone share dropped to a bottom low of 4.4% while Android took a whopping 84.1% of the market.
Take a look for yourself right below.
source: Kantar via Business Insider
Smartphone market shares for the 12-week period ending in November
1. shamu11 (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
It's because most Americans are too ignorant to understand the power Android offers...
30. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)
Let the rotten apples be in the farm I love Jellybean.
32. hutty24 (Posts: 84; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
i love the solution for copy&paste in android that fast multitasking button thats not so fast anymore in 4.2
34. hutty24 (Posts: 84; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
apple rules here because its first here then there.androids there then here, all you sg3/note losers no about this,even the nexuses go there then here.so this hole story is about first come first served.
62. bluescreen (Posts: 154; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)
wow trying to figure out what you meant to say just gave me a whopping headace....is there a translator in the house!!!
44. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)
No, it's because there are too many stupid Americans; ignorance has nothing to do with it!!
54. MeoCao (unregistered)
I read reports Apple are reducing iPhone 5 parts orders as sales are disappointing.
There are iPhone discounts only after a few weeks after launch which were unheard of until now which also indicate poor sales.
Perhaps most people who want iPhone 5 already bought it? So the spike in iPhone market share in US is only temporary!
49. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
You are the real ignorant, everybody has the right to choose, iOS is a good system the lack of innovations don't not make it worse thing in the Earth, just make it boring, and the majority of smartphone buyers want a phone that just works with no complications that what iOS delivers, simplicity. The fandroids are even more annoying, and brainwashed than Macf**s!
2. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Not surprising. Many American's think because something is expensive its popular. (and then they come to websites like this who think the iphone is the next jesus)
19. viper1983 (Posts: 31; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
Plenty of phones out there that cost the same or more.
20. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
not many. Most are cheaper. The note 2 is more expensive the gs3 is the same price. Out of ontract price the iphone wins by far.
26. viper1983 (Posts: 31; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
Great. So the GS3 is popular because it is expensive?
36. hutty24 (Posts: 84; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
lol not really seeing that people in other countries sell their body parts for apple products.and people come to websites like this to get the big picture and not read one way never used any other thing but android view on things that just make you ignorant and mad at apple and websites
3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3006; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Lol, Victor...the Thumbnail is ridiculously funny!!
Maybe it'll start growing into American hearts next year :)
4. MartyK (Posts: 702; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)
I think these numbers/statistical data is misleading, there is no way in heck Apple will have such a commanding lead over Android in the USA market; especially since Iphone is almost twice as much and is only on 3 major carriers (and no regional carriers).
I call BS!.
31. theoak (Posts: 320; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
Ah, its called getting a phone on contract. On contract, the iPhone is just as cheap as any other phone, if not cheaper than most of the newer Android phones.
As far as not available on regional carriers go ... try again ... quite a few regional carriers have picked up the iPhone.
7. HouTexan (Posts: 306; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)
Some, yes. But the majority (in my opinion) get it because of the hype/brand. It's just how America works.
-- Notice, I said, "In my opinion."
10. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)
I have one and a galaxy note 2. The iphone is no slouch
6. Windsponge (Posts: 92; Member since: 01 Nov 2009)
I think it is just because the iPhone is best phone out there. The rest of the world hates anything American. American company not American made. I do own Android also so you cry babies can say what ever you want. Have a great holiday all.
14. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Best for showing off and for posing, " Wow look"....™®®
15. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
You are right about one thing here, most of the world does hate america, and the iphone is the gleaming example of americanism, shiny, expensive and doesnt do much....
23. viper1983 (Posts: 31; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
love online message boards where people can post the dumbest things.
21. viper1983 (Posts: 31; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
Well, technically the OS on android is American owned, so that might not be the case.
8. SIGPRO (Posts: 417; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)
Most North Americans are stupid, they even don't know were North America is on the world map.
And i don't mean Native Americans, but the so called North Americans from Europe!
18. viper1983 (Posts: 31; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
any numbers to back that claim up? or was that just a terrible attempt at a joke?
22. SIGPRO (Posts: 417; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)
Come on, everybody knows that, they are just not that smart. and i don't mean all americans. most americans politicians for example are real dumb!
27. SIGPRO (Posts: 417; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)
1 example, on tv you cant say f***k or see boobs, but you will see people get shot and die....those kind of stuff makes them stupid. They have stupid rules and laws.
And real Americans are the native ones, all other americans are import.
28. Commentator (Posts: 2350; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Well, Native Americans are actually imports from Eurasia. In turn, human beings are imports from lower species of the animal kingdom, who are imports from even lower species of life. The real Americans are the descendents of the first bacteria to form in America (or what constituted America all those billions of years ago). Or I guess that's a fairly strict definition.
The commonly accepted definition of what it means to be a "real American" is someone who was born or naturalized into America. So, even though I have 0% Native American blood, I'm a real American. And, just as I have 25% Norweigian, 25% Swedish, 12.5% German, 12.5% Irish, 12.5% Scottish, and 12.5% Luxembourg blood (or something along those lines) I'm certainly not a citizen of all or even any of those places.
Also, it's technically illegal to shoot an kill people in the US, so don't imply that it isn't.
40. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)
so youre calling Euros dumb because a majority of Americans are from Euro decent.
60. maxout (Posts: 32; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)
SIGPRO i think you should have said.. that compare the other nations Americans are not techsavvy.. lol more politically correct. this is true it's easy to sell a dumb down devices to consumers in US than in Asia or Europe....
9. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)
iphone is a great mobile, it is not the best mobile but it is great and it is simple and that is why people buy it. Ofcourse for me it unusable, the OS is quite difficult in comparison to Android, but many people like it. Those people who buy an iphone know that it is a closed OS, you can not change much but the people do not care. They just want a mobile that simply works. Those people who say that iphone is a really sucky mobile have issues because it is great, not best but great.
12. zig8100 (Posts: 119; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)
This is only for the 12 week period not the whole year. This can be misleading. Making people think that this is for the whole year. With the ip5 launch its going to have a nice size chunk of the pie for that 3 month period. That's it. I will like to add people that use Iphones use the phone forn text , social networks , music and internet. That's it. So they happy with it.
When you want to do more then that. Email , calender , switch batteries on the go , expand memory , etc etc. People use Android. I love Android I always try to show apple fans why Android is better but some of them think that Apple is just coo. Lol. Oh well.
16. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
All i think of when i see these charts is how a while back nintendo and sony ps ruled the console world, now look at the situation, there is a huge X on top of them all. Microsoft has a way of being disliked and ruling markets. lets just see what happens....
29. tedkord (Posts: 4531; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Reading this, it looks like this is just sales for that quarter, though they don't make it clear. Either way, impressive achievement. Kudos to Apple.
33. mas11 (Posts: 1028; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Many Americans don't use smartphones as tools, they use them as a fashion accessory.
35. djoscar4u (Posts: 59; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)
BECAUSE MOST ANDROIDS PHONES ARE FREE.. I CAN GET THE GALAXY S3 FOR FREE RIGHT NOW.. NO WONDER
37. mas11 (Posts: 1028; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Yeah that's why the $300 RAZR Maxx outsold the $200 iPhone 4S on Verizon for a month or so.
38. Omarc07 (Posts: 239; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
Well in Latin America is different I know cuz I live between Mexico and Puerto rico 6 months in Mexico,6 months in PR and android wins in Mexico and PR . They sell both but for some reason people prefer android.
51. Omarc07 (Posts: 239; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
Nop in Mexico iPhone 5 costs 11,000 pesos equivalent to bout 830 US dollars some android phones cost up to 14,000 pesos which is bout 1,000 US dollars I know cuz I would see the prices at the TELCEL store . Like the razr maxx which is LTE capable is 13,850 pesos while the iPhone 5 is 11,000 and is not LTE capable in Mexico it only works on telcels 3G , while phones like the razr maxx, galaxy s3 ,xperia ion all run on telcels brand new LTE network but are more expensive an from what i read in consumer reports Mexico when I was in Mexico city two weeks ago most people prefer android phones even there more expensive cuz they can personalize more there phones and are the only LTE phones in Mexico while the iPhone 5 dnt get LTE in Mexico sure it does in.the US but not in Mexico and people prefer fast speeds that's what the survey said that's why they more people chose android ,, blackberry wasn't even in that survey haha .
56. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
You also realize some Android phones dont start out cheaper. They get cheaper as time goes by. Phones that are pre ordered? Sales within the first weeks, month?
Cheaper doesnt come into play until later.
42. GoBears (Posts: 336; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
It's simply because a lot of Americans have more money than brains. That my friends, is never going to change. People who REALLY value their money spend it much more wisely.
45. willard12 (Posts: 739; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
This stat is only showing a 12 week period ending November 25th, you know, when iPhone 5 sales are high. I think people can relax.
47. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Ah....you beat me to it. This is only for a specific period. Overall Android still has the lead in market share.
For Android fans, its no big deal
For Apple fans, congrats for an increase in a 12 week period from last year.
46. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6278; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
How can it be big when GS III out ranks the iPhone 4? Now it needs to out rank the iPhone 5
48. TheMan (Posts: 400; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Okay the first comment set off a firestorm of US vs The World comments. Zzzzz
I rather focus on something else. The skyscraper in the above photo *was* the north tower of the World Trade Center. I was there that day. I can confirm it's no longer standing.
Be use a different file photo next time.
52. JC557 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
It's still a great photo showing the Brooklyn Bridge and a former icon in the NYC skyline.
53. JC557 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
People like the iPhone because it's trendy and a bit simpler to use but more restricting. People are used to syncing their iPods for several years now so it becomes familiar for most people using the iPhone.
That said, this is mostly due to iTunes and how people here think of it differently than those overseas as there's a difference in how media files are treated. Android isn't even that far behind in the US anyway.
55. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
57. Edmund (Posts: 654; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
android has been losing market share in the US for the last 18 months and no amount of wishful thinking or excuses from fanboys can change this. 2013 will see Microsoft, RIM, and Apple encroach even further
58. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
You might be right. What comes up must come down. RIM, MS, Apple know this from recent experience.
As long as Android is still around, I wouldnt care if it got passed by the iPhone or WP. BUT....Android losing market share....its still a big gap between them and Apple.
61. stevedojobss (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)
The American is to loyal to their own product. Previously before Apple, they only know Blackberry and Motorolla than other product.