Study shows Apple is grabbing business from small and medium sized companies
After Apple, Samsung came in second accounting for 12% of the handsets activated by the small and mid-sized firms served by Intermedia. Motorola was third with a 6% share, followed by the 2% belonging to HTC. BlackBerry, once the pinstriper's best friend, could only garner 1%. From January 2011 through October 2013, the Apple iPhone surged to be the smartphone of choice by Intermedia's customers by a large margin. During the same time frame, Samsung jumped over Motorola to become second.
Other interesting data compiled by Intermedia, and revealed on its infographic, shows that the Apple iPhone 5s has been activated 5 times more than the Apple iPhone 5c by its customers. And if you have been following the mobile industry throughout the year, it shouldn't surprise you that for the first ten months of 2013, Windows Phone handsets and Windows powered tablets saw activations rise 93% year-over-year. Should Apple, Samsung and Google be worried? Intermedia says they should be.
While holiday based activations do occur, especially in January, more growth in activations is seen around the time that a new Apple iPhone or Apple iPad gets released. Fascinating stuff, really, and you can sink your teeth into more by viewing the slideshow below.
Apple iPhone dominates in small and medium sized businesses
source: Intermedia via Forbes
1. androiphone20 (Posts: 1401; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
Stable ecosystem, sturdy build, quality app store. It's a meaningful and conscious decision to choose an iphone or ipad for the enterprise market
4. darkkjedii (Posts: 10645; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Smart businesses, choosing such a complete package. +1
15. Ashoaib (Posts: 1587; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
They said over windows activation gains "Should Apple, Samsung and Google be worried? Intermedia says they should be"... WTH, why should samsung be worried? Ok I accept apple n google should be worried but why they brought samsung in? Samsung has nothing to worry about bcoz if windows will start challenging andriod, samsung will adopt windows as a plate form, very simple
2. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
And yet market sahre falling. Contradictory isn't it?
7. ihavenoname (Posts: 1340; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Btw Apple is selling well, and they are not concerned about marketshare, Apple is not trying to sell most and be the 1st in marketshare.
18. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
It never bothered about SPECS but now they really do that's why all their talks were centered around A7 for 5S.
Soon it will bother about market share also ... just that they have a bloated EGO which needs just a small PRICK.
Can't ignore the market forever. RIM and Nokia did and see what happened ...
21. JakeLee (Posts: 906; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
The A7 is quite a milestone. Pity that the advantages aren't exactly easy to promote without some in-depth technical details. So Apple sticks to the term "Desktop class CPU" which is rather humble IMO.
And poor Nokia and RIM. Unlike Apple, they were carrier dependent, had to play chicken games, no eco system, no Sir Jonathan Ive, etc...
No one has to worry about Apple. They are doing exceptionally fine.
On the other hand, Sammy is the only OEM making money from Android. Android *NEEDS* some fragmentation in this field IMO instead in the version numbers.
12. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1579; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Haha insult his spelling because he is right. Just shows how pathetic you really are.
13. Sauce (unregistered)
It was actually quite funny I must say good chap.
16. Finalflash (Posts: 1600; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Not really, he could have said IQ or something quantitative falling but he went with spelling...which isn't even what he did wrong since it was a typo (and not of the spelling kind).
3. timezone (Posts: 79; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)
The Windows phone is on an upward trajectory. In time it will be a force that will reveal the weaknesses of the iPhone and Android phones.
5. darkkjedii (Posts: 10645; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
You sound like rusticguy, a typical whining hater. I hope I'm wrong, but see post #2
19. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
You sound like a typical iDiot out to settle personal scores!
11. Reality_Check (Posts: 265; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
A small paragraph or 2-3 sentences on the company 'Intermedia' would've been nice. In what scale do they operate (read : I'm not asking whether small / medium size company), what countries do they have their presence in, how do they compare to their competitors and how much of a market do they command. All this would have lent credibility to the article. Instead, this article just comes across as flame bait.
14. COZMAN (Posts: 99; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)
Yes companies are going to switch over to a phone that can't hold a charge for 8 hours? Doubtful. So many quality devices i just can't buy this as being a real fact based story. Businesses and people need a phone that can outlast their day, not the other way around.
22. JakeLee (Posts: 906; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
Ya know, I think the decision makers know what they need much better than you. If you don't agree with me, why don't you apply for a job at them?
Funny, the Note3 is pretty much the only Android phone known to me with a longer battery life than the 5s.