Apple almost catches up with Samsung in total connected device share in Q4 2012

Apple almost catches up with Samsung in total connected device share in Q4 2012
With great sales of the iPhone and iPad mini, Apple has narrowed down and almost managed to close the market share gap with the market leader Samsung, according to an IDC report for fourth quarter of 2012.

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%.

source: IDC

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17 Comments

1. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

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)

2. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

but not for me .....

4. drnggaj33

Posts: 127; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

duh the revenue is getting next to samsung there tablets are more money then any of the companys ...once you buy something from apple its always higher in price basic math

5. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They have three models of smartphones on sale at any one time.

11. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

compare to 25 from Samsung... it is still very little compare to all the variants Samsung has

13. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Because choice is a bad thing? Moron.

14. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

He never said it was dummy.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He missed his point, and still called HIM a moron. Wowwwww

7. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

true.

8. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

that's because of the old glory that Apple has since 1976...

3. H2SO4

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

almost!! lol @ apple :P

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Considering how the American public has been brainwashed by Apple's marketing into believing that they have a great product, Samsung is doing well.

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Don't even think about it, Apple!

10. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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.

17. stealthd unregistered

Reality has a liberal bias you know

12. MartianMe unregistered

WTF...that's old news from last year .this is a new year 2013 in case some people didn't know ...haha

16. rudlie

Posts: 205; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

does it mean samsung is disconnected device? hahaha

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