x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA
  • Options

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...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 17:58 1

68. remixfa (Posts: 14340; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

"many more providers".. how many exactly?
The iphone is availible to nearly every carrier except tmobile and Metro. Combined they have like 45 million customers. Android is outselling iOS by way way more than that.

You have no point.. like always.. your just an ignorant troll trying to battle me.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 18:15

70. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

Like always you have no point and insult people. iPhone just now for the first time ever became available on a prepaid provider. It's still not available on T Mobile, some smaller carriers and all prepaid providers except one. It's only been available on Sprint since October.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 19:39

75. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

sounds like you want people to like what you like

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 18:58

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

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 19:02

73. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Yeah, it's had an effect on market share. A whopping 0.9 percent. And I already listed above how much difference all those prepaid carriers and T-mobile make: 60 million out of 310 million potential customers.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 19:35 1

74. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

Do you hear what you're saying? He tried out the Lumia and didn't like it. He then gets an iPhone and uses that. He decides he likes the iPhone better after using both phones. He made an informed decision. You somehow feel this is sickening.

Why can't he objectively like the iPhone better?

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 19:40 1

76. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

Actually iPhone has ganied 5% market share worldwide since october. That's huge.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 21:05

77. remixfa (Posts: 14340; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

no, i dont insult people. i insult useless trolls, like yourself.

its only been available on sprint since October!?! Oh no.. you mean VZW and ATT, the 2 carriers that have nearly 2/3rds of the entire US on them havent had it!?!? oh no!!!

you think iphones on tmobile and prepaid are uncommon? What do you think people buy them for when they buy them unlocked? There have been MILLIONS of iphones on tmobile and prepaid for years. Its not going to be some huge jump if they start selling them directly.

Like always, there is a big obvious sign in front of your useless face, and u just cant see it.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 21:06

78. remixfa (Posts: 14340; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

yea, and 4.1% of it was from October to December when the new phone launched... woo hoo for you! go, team, go!!

wait.. how much has android grown in that time?? ooh yea. . way more than that.
so that would be like "super huge" then right?

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 21:27 2

79. hepresearch (unregistered)

VZWuser76... you are spot on, my friend. That is exactly what I mean, and that is exactly what goes on around me all the time when it comes to mobile devices. The ubiquity is being enforced to brand-specific loyalty in these parts by perr-pressure... Kleenex... Jello... iPhone... yep, that just about sums it all up.

I was out at a street-rod show up in town tonight, and a bunch of teenage (I guess, they acted like it) kids were sitting nearby where I was with my folks... they all had iPhones, and were bragging to each other about how "new" each of their phones were... one kid was sporting a "New" iPad, and one other kid had a 3GS instead of a 4S, and he got laughed at briefly as he explained that his parents would be getting him a 4S very soon... then I answered a call, and they all laughed at my Sony Ericsson instead, and then shouted me down like the morons they really wanted to act like.

Taco, you should move out to where I am, you would probably fit right in. They might elect you to be the mobile device sheriff, for all I know...

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 21:28 1

80. hepresearch (unregistered)

Well, taco, that's actually more like what you sound like...

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 21:33

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...

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 22:07

82. hepresearch (unregistered)

It is for this reason, even if for no other, that Android is doomed and iOS will rule the roost in the US... the fact that the average US consumer, and a large majority of US consumers at that, does not have any appreciation for freedom, and takes convenience for-granted, will land Android's US marketshare in dire straits. When Apple's iPhone is THE informed choice, and anything else is tagged as a cheap immitation and uninformed, according to your peers, then what do you really expect to see in the behavior of other people around you? They are like the moths drawn to the light of the fire... they are like the flies attracted to the swarm of their fellows already hanging from the flypaper...

I am not saying that the iPhone is a bad device. On the contrary, it is quite a nice device by most accounts, and the vastly overwhelming majority of people I know in-person here agree that it is their favorite device by far. The only people I know who gather to support anything else are generally meeting in these communities online... so, I am really only saying that I am observing what I see as an unhealthy attraction and peer-pressure that is entirely biased to the iPhone and other Apple devices, to the point that non-Apple consumers like me get pushed around a lot and bullied, and to the point that it is generally socially accepted (among my peers) that the only choice in mobile that actually makes sense is "iPhone/iPad... and not the fake ones!"

I recently failed to land a job interview because it was made known that I did not already have my own iPhone... I am in the process of talking to the BBB and the PA Dept of Labor over this. I am arguing that it is discrimination based on my PERSONAL mobile preferences, which is rediculous! Hopefully, the state attorney general will agree with me at some point...

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 23:11

84. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Sound like you need to brush up on your reading comprehension...

Cuz you totally misread, didnt understand his and the other post.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 23:34

86. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

So that's less than one percent market share per month. IF that trend continues (which it probably won't) it'll take at least a year and a half for iOS to catch up with Android.

Granted, there's only so far Android will be able to go, but as long as Google doesn't let it languish, I foresee it holding pretty steady for a long time. And as long as Android has decent customer loyalty, there's no way iOS will be able to gain market share except by ripping away the last of the other OSes' market share from them.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 23:40

87. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

Where is this fantasy world where people are ridiculed for not having iPhones? I've literally never seen anyone attacked for their phone choice except on the Internet where fandroids attack Apple users.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 23:45

88. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

Angry and wrong as usual lol

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 23:52 3

89. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Sorry to say, Taco, but I see it all the time. In fact, I had one asshole come in with his mother, and the whole time I'm trying to explain what her phone options were, he kept saying (without letting her speak) "She wants an iPhone. She's getting an iPhone." I wanted to smack him. If she gets an iPhone, great, but let it be HER GODDAMN CHOICE.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 23:56

90. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

No you weren't let it be her choice. You were trying to talk her out of an iPhone because of your irrational hate for Apple and he put you in your place.

That btw isn't an example of someone being ridiculed for not having an iPhone.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 00:17 2

91. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

No, dumbass, I was presenting her with a choice. If I have twenty phones on a table, it is completely f**king irresponsible for me to not let someone know that their options extend beyond one, especially when there are phones which could have met her needs for less money. This asshole didn't trust his mother to make a choice based on what was presented.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 00:19 1

92. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

At least he embraces what he is.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 15:21

94. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


posted on 03 Jun 2012, 18:58 1

95. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

And Apple users are sooo innocent in the fanboy wars....


You my friend.....need something else to occupy your time. You must get off on all the negative energy...

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 19:07

96. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

If a customers is making an informed choice only an asshole like you tries to talk them into something they don't want.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 23:15 1

97. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

I have come to believe that taco really doesnt have reading comprehension...or just gets off on being on the other side of debates that favor Apple.

Basically...he's an iFan.

So dont waste your time..lol.

Thats the same thing I did, do with my kids and their mother. She has an iPhone 4 and Nexus S. Both phones were stolen. And only the insurance options turns her away from the iPhone and the iPad.

There were instances she grabbed her Nexus S more. Using GPS and getting games. Too many hurdles for getting apps for her iPhone. And there was something that could only be done with Wifi on the iPhone.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 11:57

98. hepresearch (unregistered)

Well, taco, you would have several options here... you could come to live in the Southern Farms development of Shrewsbury, PA 17361 (where I live), or you could try out Loganville, PA (I forget their zipcode, but they're just up the road), or you could also try the south end of York, PA, down off of South Queen Street. Don't go to New Freedom, PA, though... less iPhoners and more featurephone-people there... like me. By the way, the "featurephone-people" reference is just to remind you that you referred to non-iPhone users as "dump-people" in a prior conversation... =8-P

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 11:59

99. hepresearch (unregistered)

Hahaha... +1

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 14:42

100. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)

calm down taco or remix will report you, he does have history there...

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 16:20

103. remixfa (Posts: 14340; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

its amazing how often he reports me, yet you try to call me out.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 16:22 1

104. remixfa (Posts: 14340; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

Wow, you are really close to where I grew up, hep. I have a lot of family in York and grew up between York n Hanover out in the middle of nowheresville. My grandparents used to have a store in the queensgate shopping center right there on S. Queen street.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories