The Apple iPhone is the number one selling smartphone at three of the top four U.S. carriers
0. phoneArena 21 May 2014, 19:30 posted on
Counterpoint's Market Monitor just announced its latest report for the first quarter, and reported that a record 87% of all handset shipments in the January through March period were for smartphones. According to the research firm, the smartphone market in the states grew 7% year-over-year. During the quarter, rivals Apple and Samsung each led the way...
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1. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Good news for Apple and the fans and iUsers
2. wilsong17 (unregistered)
look like tmobile user are smart and unlimited data with a 5 inch plus screen win win
13. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13574; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Or maybe because it's easier to get a cheap unlocked Android phone and use it on T-Mobile? Don't be ignorant
14. wilsong17 (unregistered)
Hmm no is t mobile flex play
34. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Of course if you had actually read the article, you would know the phones being referenced are ones sold by the carriers, not unlocked ones. That's the thing about ignorance, Mxy. You don't know until you know.
49. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Your comment clearly illustrates you didn't. Nice try though.
46. engineer-1701d (unregistered)
att had iphone first so most people that dont know anything about tech are on that, most people that get iphones are kids for school to try and fit in and girls/out of high school girls, we all know, if you want to make a phone call a text or look at a web page you use apple and your happy if you want all the best stuff in one machine and do that and have options to do much more and not have apple invasion of your bank account then you go android. thats all.
20. quakan (Posts: 1374; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
Probably more likely due to T-Mobile being the last of the Big 4 to carry the iPhone. They've only carried it for a year you know.
22. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
They was refusing to sell the iPhone before
3. jroc74 (Posts: 6014; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Surprised at Samsung and T Mo... I wonder what happened there.
9. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)
1. The full price of iPhones is too much.
2. Most of the advertising I've seen recently from T-Mobile features the Samsung Galaxy S5.
26. promise7 (Posts: 880; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
The full retail price is too much? T-Mobile prices,
Samsung S5: $660
iPhone 5s: $648
HTC One M8: $636
So it is right in line with the other flagships.
36. iushnt (Posts: 1748; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
i think $648 is still too much for iPhone compared to other two handsets u listed
44. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)
That's your opinion. There are millions of people who think different
47. engineer-1701d (unregistered)
no its not inline with the flag ships because the phone came out last year, if you are price lining it take what a new ip6 will cost the 5.5 screen not the 4.7
48. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1718; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
5s was also released 8 months ago. Pricewise, yes it is in line but in tech years its like 10 years old.
4. wilsong17 (unregistered)
So what you are really saying is iOS vs Android sales by OS on each carrier goes as follows:
AT&T: iOS 52% & Android 48%
Verizon: iOS 51% & Android 49%
T-Mobile: iOS 24% & Android 76%
Spring: iOS 36% & Android 64%
What matters is not the device mfg but the OS. Since only one company makes iOS and many make Android devices. We certainly won't count Windows Phone or BB in this counting.
Bottom line is Android still gets huge sales and iphones are greatly helped by the low end iPhone 4/4S for Free or $.99.
8. vikingsfootball09 (Posts: 70; Member since: 02 Oct 2013)
so true...i wonder what apples market share would be like if there were dozens of other iOS oems the way samsung is facing in the android market? this kind of statistic is only meant to make apple look and feel superior to other smartphones.
sorry, im not blind ;o)
10. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 597; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
There are multiples of Android phones as well, and the iPhone with its 3 models still outsells all of them. And there are cheap/free Androids as well.
31. Whateverman (Posts: 3269; Member since: 17 May 2009)
You do know there are cheap/free iPhones too, right?
35. tedkord (Posts: 11923; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
In a very few select markets. Most of the world, Android out sells iOS 4 to 1.
12. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13574; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
There's a carrier called Spring?
Mind = blown
5. scsa852k (Posts: 329; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)
Note 3s have been on backorder several times since the launch, so I'm not really surprised Samsung outsold Apple on T-Mobile.
7. wilsong17 (unregistered)
using the note 3 on tmobile 61.5 gb lol
6. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
ONLY 3 out of 4? They can't even outsell Samsung on T-Mo smh.
15. asun2 (Posts: 13; Member since: 03 Mar 2014)
Apple practically have only two phones taking up the market. The 5c is not that great.