iOS closing the gap with Android in the States says latest comScore report
0. phoneArena 02 Jun 2012, 01:42 posted on
Based on the latest data from comScore, iOS cut into Android's leading OS marketshare in the U.S. by those 13 and older using a smartphone; additionally, Samsung managed to hold on to it;s leading position as the top smartphone OEM in the States...
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72. Riven (Posts: 25; Member since: 25 May 2012)
You have to remember here that we are talking about operating systems not devices. I lol when the argument is made about "so many android DEVICES over ios" i see "so many confusion" People have a choice between OS's Android or iOS, you mean to tell me people are unaware that Apple has a device out there and people are shocked to find out the Apple iPhone exists? hahaha i make myself lol
42. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
1Phone does NOT rule them all and it's ludicrous thinking that a single design, a single size, a single piece of hardware on top of a closed iOS and features generally well behind the competition can sustain any popularity over coming years... in 5 years this is Mac vs PC all over again, sorry Apple, your business model just plain sucks, is designed to bilk your customers out of their hard earned money year after year with less than the competition offers for more $$
58. hepresearch (unregistered)
Hahaha... your username is hilarious! I just laughed so hard I snorted...
81. hepresearch (unregistered)
Oh... yes indeed, sir... it says everything I need to know, and wraps it all up into a perfect little package for all to see...
99. hepresearch (unregistered)
2. dax0330 (Posts: 23; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)
poor 1%.. this will be gained back by android when more high end phones hit the market.
23. tahnik (Posts: 188; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)
The problem is an iPhone is coming too...And we all know what happens when that happens....
30. tedkord (Posts: 9976; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Android still grows at 1.5-2 times the rate of iOS? Because that's what happened when both the 4 and 4s, Apples two biggest sellers, arrived.
5. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)
Yes and at the end of the next 3 months when the HTC One series and the Galaxy S III (the fastest selling electronic gadget of all time) you'll see how much a widening gap can get.
34. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
Its all about cycles. Right now the cycle is lulling as power house smartphones for Android are still coming. Once they are out the numbers will definetely change. Further, when the new iPhone comes out, the same will occur. It will be like this for a very extended period of time.
51. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)
Actually that won't really happen with the new iPhone comes out, they will have a month of good traction and then Google will come out with 5 great Nexus phones. Google is making smarter business plans for this year than Apple.
9. matrix_neo (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
Definitely HTC one series and Samsung galaxy s3 will really give a boost to the android market share. I'm still optimistic that android will still own a big slice of market share even if new windows phone 8 and new iphone not iphone 5, will be released. We still have back ups like the new google nexus and galaxy note. Closing the gap is inappropriate title but not surprise coz Allan wrote it, no more further comments.
10. jroc74 (Posts: 5980; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
But...the final tally still had Android with a bigger point change than iOS. 2.2 to 1.9. Even after it went from 51% to 50%.
Does it even matter? lol.
Lets save these articles for when the iPhone 5 come out. And lets see how it is 6+ months later. Whats STILL wild is MS, WP7 still so low....after 1 and 1/2 years. Wont even count 2010.
That maybe the bigger story than Android vs. iOS.
12. jroc74 (Posts: 5980; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
This is a non story to me. Couldnt edit in time....lol.
11. gayasarafe (Posts: 25; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
The reports would be more interesting after the release of Samsung Galaxy SIII
14. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)
i think that 50.8% if very different from 31%, it's not even close, near twice the ipple share
15. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
A good news story for Apple. They keep gaining share since they've added carriers.
17. jroc74 (Posts: 5980; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Ahh....forgot about that.
If there was an iPhone on Verizon in 2009, 2010...I might have had one.
28. tedkord (Posts: 9976; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
If there were an iPhone on Verizon in 2007, I'd have had one. By 2009/2010, I'd have chosen an Android regardless of the iPhone availability. Not because of cost - I paid more for my Android phone than I would have the iPhone - but because it offered things I desired, which the iPhone did not (and still doesn't).
35. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
Agreed. I went from a blackberry storm 1 (no laughing) to a htc thunderbolt. LIke Android and its ability to let me change practically anything I want with it. Apple is too closed for me and I simply do not have an iTunes account at all.
71. jroc74 (Posts: 5980; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
For me it was just a bad experience with Win Mo and the Omina 1. The screen on the iPhone had me sold. That and the Omnia 1 sucked so bad as a phone I almost went to AT&T thinking Verizon's service was getting bad. Turned out it was the phone....cuz I went to the Droid 1 next and it was like night n day...lol.
IMO thats where MS went wrong, they waited too long to go to capacitive screens.
19. hepresearch (unregistered)
Last year I said we would see Apple begin to catch up to Android in growth again, and that in 18 months Apple would start to surpass the growth rate of Android devices. When you see the major market share holder slip slightly, and their next competitor rise to match their opponent's slip, this is what we call a 'hinge-point' in a differential linear system. No surprise here... in order to have Apple start to surpass Android growth by the end of 18 months from last September, the 'hinge-point' had to happen at 9 months, which is roughly right now. From now on, I suspect we will see a gradual decline in Android share, although bubbles of growth and anomalies are quite possible along the way, but the trend should still be there until Apple's device sales start to pass Android's sales about 9 months from now. After that, on to iOS dominance. By 2018, 3 out of every 4 US handsets will be an iPhone, and in other parts of the world I suspect that Android could remain the champion with a mild challenge from Windows Phone nipping at its heels.
21. matrix_neo (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
From now on, I suspect we will see a gradual decline in Android share, although bubbles of growth and anomalies are quite possible along the way, but the trend should still be there until Apple's device sales start to pass Android's sales about 9 months from now.... Really??!! I think it will happen if apple release at least 2 new iphone this year but even if they release 2 phones, just an incremental upgrade. Screen size increased and higher ppi maybe the incremental upgrades. Let's see after 9 months but I doubt it will never happen, windows phone 8 will eat apple share, not android.
25. hepresearch (unregistered)
I am fairly certain that Apple is at the top of this food-chain, not the other way around.
The money points to Apple, plain and simple... and while things like market share and sales figures are decent indicators of power in the marketplace, profit margin and cash-on-hand alone are louder than all of that other stuff combined.
A majority of comsumers do not care about better specs, or the poor Chinese laborers at FoxxConn throwing themselves out of windows because they are being treated like livestock... all they care about is getting a product that works smoothly and simply, does only what they need it to do and nothing more, that they can afford on whatever their budget is, and that isn't a cheap copy of something better. Where I live, the iPhone is the only phone that seems to fit the bill for people, as rediculous as this notion actually is. A lot of people are figuring out that PC's are very powerful, too powerful in fact, and that they do not need all the hassle of a PC when they can just get an iPhone. I do not agree with them, but hey, it's a free country! Well... for the moment...
36. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
But although there might be some wisdom to what your saying, I think you are missing a very large factor and that is the effect of Android. Marketshare aside, you are partly right that it is about profits and Apple right now makes a load of it on its products. However, a large chunk of that comes from the money and force behind their deals with carriers. But the recent and future trend is leading to an idea that carriers will no longer shoulder the burdens of Apple's high prices for their devices i.e. subsidies. Thus, the base cost for an Apple device will go up for consumers even if carriers want them badly. This is where Windows Phone and Android comes in as both are considerably cheaper to sell than the iPhone and use just as much data (which can mean even more money depending on the data plans chosen).
So its fairly clear that Apple will need to somehow address the cost of their devices going forward as it is not going to last with these carriers agreements. Furthermore, the force that Google itself is putting behind Android is something of note to as although your calculations accounted for profits and efforts by Apple, did not take into account efforts by Google. Google seems to have a hand in almost everything for strategic purposes that is almost all centered around their main cash cow of search. They are also moving into the direction that Microsoft is flirting with now of one OS to rule them all. If the growth in smartphones and tablets are to remain as steady as they have been, I think Google's residual efforts in these projects will leak into Android and put an already low barrier for entry of cost even lower. Profit wise Android will probably never make as much money for iOS as Apple but the affect of influence through marketshare and simple tech will gain them favor just as bundling Internet Explorer with Windows won Microsoft favor back at their start.
This is just a small bit of whats going on now and going forward but if you make an prediction it must take ALL factors into account.
29. roscuthiii (Posts: 2150; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
hepreseach has a point... which is made stronger now that the iPhone is available on more carriers, even prepaid carriers.
Don't really care though as long as there's competition and viable alternatives. I'm more concerned about what benefits me, the consumer, which is all any consumer should be concerned about.
I just don't understand people living vicariously through a brand.
24. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
So you think the company known for having an extremely loyal customer base will jump ship to unknown territories and not Android customers? Lets be realistic. I would expect all competitor percentages to drop while Windows is climbing... if it ever does that is.
27. theBankRobber (Posts: 676; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
LG has gained a small percent over APPLE, Samsung is just running this right now.
38. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
I love how all of the featured stories on PA are along the lines of how Apple is gaining on Android, the Galaxy S III has the same camera sensor as the iPhone 4S, or we think that Apple's SIM design was chosen by the ETSI.
39. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Those are all facts they reported. Sorry you want or live in a fantasy land where these things didint happen.
43. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
They happened, but they aren't a very big deal. When Android or a phone powered by Android does something really big, they report less on it.
54. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
That's not true. the SGSIII got a ton of coverage on here.
40. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
Only reason Apple isn't on top of the overall Manufacturer phone sales, is because they don't make feature phones, or low cost Android phones. I still think being number 3 with only 3 phones that are really relevant is quite a feet. Im not pushing Apple but I think they do deserve the support they get, iPhones have a comfortable OS, albeit somewhat outdated, but it's something people can understand and most of their friends have already used an iPhone or iPod touch or something that draws them to Apple products. I personally like WP7 , but I think Apple is just another company, they might have questionable business practices and strong arm carriers into huge deals for one phone, but that doesn't mean there product isn't good. Carriers like Verizon wouldn't clammier to get the iPhone and Sprint wouldn't spend astronomical amounts of money if they didn't think it was product that sells and people appreciate or at least it deserved some praise.
45. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Your points are fair, but this article is about just smartphone ownership, TMK.
49. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
LOL didn't see that! How the hell is LG so high??
44. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Nothing against LG, but how the heck are there more LG smartphones owned than HTC or Motorola? Are the Rezound, Thrill, Phoenix, Spectrum, Revolution, and whatever else that popular? And these stats seem a tad sketchy, as it seems to relate more towards recent sales that (as stated) ownership.
That being said, kudos to Samsung for strongly having the top spot. Carrier saturation and good product help a lot
47. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
LG's latest offerings have been underwhelming imo. The Spectrum and Lucid are solid phones, and work for who they are targeted at for the most part. That said, I've seen a larger percentage of LG Spectrum's that have left my store wind up defective, either software or hardware problems than almost all the other phones we sell.
If the HTC Incredible 4G launches at the right price, ie $149 or lower after rebate, you will get a very good phone for a great price, imo.
LG is in bad need of a showstopper flagship phone, like Motorola, Samsung, HTC, and of course Apple all have.
50. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
too bad the title doesnt reflect the story.
basically, the market barely moved. and that was before the OneS/X went on sale. So basically, there wasnt any new launches. Wait until the reports with the OneS/X and the SGS3 drop.
60. jburris020 (Posts: 17; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)
I do believe you made an earlier statement that fits right here "
39. taco50 posted on 3 hours ago 1 2
Those are all facts they reported. Sorry you want or live in a fantasy land where these things didint happen."
Remix' point was simply that the facts are before a device launch that is a quality device. To state someone is always ready with the excuse is, in terms of you Taco, Calling the Kettle Black. You always come up with non facts, assumptions, and flat out lies that you can never back up once asked to do so. The reason you are still on this website baffels me more than words can express. You never have a valid point in any topic you post and you are right maybe 2% of the time when you present you outlandish facts, or as I like to see them your points of view. Please stop now. In truth you should have stopped a long while back when you were still an unknown on this site because now you are like the football player that is way past their prime and just doesn't know when to call it quits...
62. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
Spot on burris, spot on!
85. jroc74 (Posts: 5980; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
LMAO@ the over the hill football analogy. Nice!! lol.
69. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
what excuse, troll? its not like there was any actual movement in market share. your getting all excited and talking about how "iphone is gaining market share since its launching on new carriers", and it was a shift of not even 1%. You have serious mental issues. There hasnt been any big android phones launched since last year. There hasnt been any new iphones launched since bout the same time last year.
Its an observation of the obvious..
which is why you just cant get it.
101. gallitoking (Posts: 4718; Member since: 17 May 2011)
"iOS closing the gap with Android in the States says latest comScore report" PA is a respectful site for news and if the title says that the gap is closing... that makes Apple is gaining ground and you can dispute al you want... 1%, the HTC are not out, whatever excuse.. right now.. it is what it is.. always looking into the future right remix...
102. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
lol, it wasnt even 1%. dont get your feathered thong ruffled over such a minuscule shift.
The point was, on the next report there will be a lot of android heavy hitters in the report, so you should expect your >1% to be obliterated and lost.
53. Iphone4 (unregistered)
Android is a King. let the S3 come out USA
67. bugsy (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Jun 2012)
im sure its jumped the gap on every android out there that actually have ics, these android stats always crack me up take our all your under powered devices and those that are yet to get or never will receive ics then tell me stats.
93. imsickwithphone (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 17 May 2012)
Finland = nokia
America = ios
World = android RULE!!!