Apple almost catches up with Samsung in total connected device share in Q4 2012
posted by Victor H. / Mar 26, 2013, 10:13 AM
Data from analysts IDC is interesting because while Apple does reveal official sales numbers, Samsung does not, so the public has to rely on analysts and researchers’ estimates.
Apple has made a tremendous jump in the last quarter of 2012 to grab a 20.3% of the connected devices market (global smartphone, tablet, desktop, and laptop sales included), while Samsung was still on top but with a tinier advantage and only 21.4% share. For better perspective, in the preceding quarter, Apple held 15.7% of that market.
We do expect however Samsung’s early Galaxy S4 launch to change the dynamics in the beginning of 2013 with the Koreans expanding their lead. Who knows, though, Apple is also rumored to have some secrets like a supposed watch up its sleeves.
While the market share was bigger for Samsung, Apple actually did better in terms of revenue grabbing 30.7% of that while Samsung got 20.4%.
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I really admire that Apple though having one model in smartphone Apple beats every one(Note that I am both apple Ipad,Iphone and samsung S3 user)
posted on Mar 26, 2013, 10:22 AM 8
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They have three models of smartphones on sale at any one time.
posted on Mar 26, 2013, 10:33 AM 6
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good lord PA you gonna throw in a gimmicky watch to boost apples sales? Really well then why not throw in Samsungs TV's they sell Lets get down to real numbers here and use the companies overall earnings and not just what you feel to choose to compare with. I'm so tired of you guys picking and choosing and leaving out biys and pieces of stories. You're getting as bad as the Liberal owned News stations.
posted on Mar 26, 2013, 10:49 AM 6
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