Apple announces over 500 million iPhones sold, throws a punch at Android

Apple has just dropped its latest stats on iOS devices, and it had some impressive numbers to brag about…
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6. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Apple can say what they want but the worldwide marketshare.. Android rules 92% of it.

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Exactly!

58. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2206; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

You're right Android. Besides Samsung who is making money besides creating market share for Android? The quarterly revenue and profits numbers come out all of the time and its comes up as Samsung and Apple for the last 10-12 quarters consecutively. Market share is an indication of popularity, but does not demonstrate the entire story.

7. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Funny title... 500 doesnt seem like too much until you get to the article.

23. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

fixed...

11. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

millions of "prisoners" in a featureless closed operating system. I'd rather have any android device but never an iPhone. some people truly don't care about tech and we call them iFeaturePhone users.

17. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

People loved being robbed...there is no logic in cultism...

26. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Prisoners? Nobody is being held against their will. Some may not know anything different, but you'd have that on both sides.

28. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I am sure that he was referring to those who spent lots of money in iTunes and feel they ll be losing all their investment if they jumped off the ship now.

36. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I had a friend at work who felt that way, he finally went with the Note 2 almost two years ago after owning nothing but iPhones since the first and being disappointed by the 4s and 5. He lost apps, true, but he found a way to move all his purchased music and video content. He had hundreds of dollars in content.

75. engineer-1701d unregistered

when you sell phones you tend to sell what makes you more commision apple pays more per device so the average home owner that knows nothing about tech and says i now apple i hurd about them really good i dont know what android is, is that like google or samsung and then your just like oh god slap face yes buy iphone and go away give me my money, then that person comes back how do i do this and that, and you say go to apple store.

12. RoundhouseMcGee

Posts: 188; Member since: May 25, 2014

90% adoption rate for ios7? That would almost be impressive, except that when apple released that glitchy mess it broke the 4&4S FORCING people to buy a new device that was designed to handle ios7. Boo apple, boo.

35. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Awwww hurt much? I could name hundreds upon hundreds that did a 4.3 update on the s3 and the droid update killed their dialer... It took over 3 months to fix from android and samsung working together. Would you keep a phone you couldnt dial for three months? Talk about 'forcing'. And no 95% of the community does not mod their devices. In my made up stat of course.

37. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Those people could roll back to 4.1 or root and install a different rom. Apple wouldn't let people on 7 will back to 6.x.

86. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

When you get a new phone and you expect users to root it and void their warranty? You do know that root's account for a smaller percentage than you might think. That actual droid users have no clue what root means. Here at PA sure we all do, but you are truly blind to think most users want to root a phone that should just work. But this is the droids strengths, any fault can be fixed by a 3rd party hopefully.

44. RoundhouseMcGee

Posts: 188; Member since: May 25, 2014

Not at all, why would I be hurt? My phones have always worked swimmingly after an update, they've never broken my phone and forced me to buy a new one. What an odd thing to say. You apple fans sure do have...unique...ways of interpretting things.

49. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

"I could name hundreds upon hundreds that did a 4.3 update on the s3 and the droid update killed their dialer..." You don't have to name the "hundreds upon hundreds" but just name 100 since you quoted yourself as being able to. Or are you one of those persons who has little facts so they use hyperbole as fact. Also I'm not surprised that if S3 owners updated their Galaxy with a "droid" update that it would kill their non Droid phone dialer.

85. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Sure, Tmobile. enough devices were switched out under Warranty exchange that Samsung said no more and Tmobile said tough luck wait for android. Considering one agent will exchange about 4 devices a day working an 8hr shift. With a larger majority being the droid, and enough that they denied warranty exchanges. I could name the hundreds from a single call center. Then again I realized that if I named per person, I would have to release data tmobile doesn't want out there, like persons names etc. In the end, a simple call to them would confirm this. If I am able to dig up the doc and post its contents I will do so.

64. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

That's funny considering you only know probably 5 people.

76. engineer-1701d unregistered

i have a gs3 dont know what your talking about.

77. engineer-1701d unregistered

opps i forgot i could just put another dialer on unlike apple lol

15. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Meanwhile, Apple continues losing worldwide market share...

59. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2206; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

If Apple stayed at 20% global market share for the next 10 years they will be fine. How many Android companies would come and go by that time frame?

65. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

How many have actually "gone"? Maybe transferred hands, but not lost forever, there genius.

81. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

I don't think LG, Samsung, Sony, etc. would be going anywhere considering they're successful in making other things.

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

All they talk bout is sales. Who cares it's bout upgrading your technology

22. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Majority of Apple users don't care about technology they just care about how popular it is and if they will look trendy with it.

82. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

100% true, all the apple users I personally know are people who buy it only because it's popular and trendy. Most of them are people who aren't knowledgeable of tech.

87. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

You're right bout that. But they say Android have more MALEWARE than any other OS out there. I don't even have maleware on my phone. What does this idiot CEO knows.

21. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Same old comments and graphs... 9/10 iOS users have the latest version (but how many have all the features from the latest version???) 97% of satisfaction rating... probably asked to current iPhone users, not to former ones... (But admitedly satisfaction is still a strong point for Apple devices)
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